Last updated 10 April, 2014
       

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We hope you find an event that starts, or continues, your journey into the wonderful world of kites. 

You will be amazed at what modern kiteflying is all about - it is far from what most imagine it to be.  Do go to a kite event, join in, have some fun and meet other enthusiasts who will be only too happy to help.

Some of the events listed here are small local gatherings and kite club meets, others are large International festivals. Some are 'turn up and fly your kite' type of event with no trade stands or demonstrations, others may charge an admission fee to dazzle you with a programme of events. Most are held all day, usually commencing around 10.00am - weather permitting of course!

So, may there be wind on your back
a smile on your face
and a kite in the sky.

Julie and Jim White

APRIL 2014
Facebook page
Location map
website for more info
12 & 13 Rufford Abbey Spring Kite Weekend, Rufford Country Park, near Ollerton, Nottinghamshire NG22 9DF
Facebook page
location map
website
contact email for Berck festival
12 - 21 28th International Berck-sur-Mer Kite Festival, 5 Avenue Francis Tattegrain, 62600 Berck-sur-Mer, Nord-Pas-De-Calais, France
Facebook
Location map
Website
Email
13 NKG fly-in, Next to the Pier on St Anne's Beach, Lancashire
Facebook
Location map
Website
Email
13 NKG fly-in, Roundhay Park, Leeds, West Yorkshire
Facebook page
Location map
link to KCoS website
13 KCoS fly-in, Howden Park, Livingston, Scotland EH54 6AE
Facebook page
location map
GOKF website
email contact for GOKF
13 GOKF fly-in, Ferry Meadows Country Park, Ham Lane, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire PE2 5UU
WHKF Facebook page
Location map
White Horse Kite Flyers website
13 WHKF fly-in @ Barbury Castle Country Park, near Swindon, Wilshire
  Location map Event website Contact email 17 - 22 Kite Weekenders Easter Bank Holiday Kite Flying & Camping, Horsham, Sussex
Facebook
Location map
Website
Email
20 NKG fly-in, overlooking the Mersey, Otterspool, South Liverpool, Merseyside
Facebook page
location map
Jollyup 13 website
email contact
26 - 27 North Hants Kiters Jolly Up 14, on the field off Southlea, Farleigh Road, Cliddesden, near Basingstoke, Hampshire RG25 2JL
Facebook page
location map
GOKF website
email contact for GOKF
27 GOKF fly-in, Ferry Meadows Country Park, Ham Lane, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire PE2 5UU - Provisional
Facebook page
Location map
link to KCoS website
27 KCoS fly-in, the large field to the rear of the Magnum Centre, Irvine, Scotland
MAY 2014
Facebook page
Location map
NEKF website
3 - 5 Blyth Kite Festival Weekend with NEKF @ Meggies Burn Field, Links Road, South Beach, Blyth, Northumberland NE24 3PH
Location map
Website for more info
Email for more info
3 - 5 Weymouth Beach Kite Festival, The Seafront, Weymouth, Dorset
Facebook page
Location map
Website
Email
3 - 4

MKF KIte Fliers Retreat, Broad Haven beach, Pembrokeshire, Wales SA62 3JH

Facebook page
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Website
Email
5 MKF KIte Fliers Retreat, Hilton Court Gardens and Craft Centre, Roch, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Wales SA62 6AE
location map
Avon Kite Flyers website
Email Avon Kite Flyers
4 AKF Fly-in, The Plateau, Ashton Court, Begger Bush Lane, Bristol, Somerset BS8 3TQ
Facebook page
Location map
Kite-fest website
Email Dave
10 & 11 4th Western Lake District KiteFest 2014 in assoc. with NKG, Millom Rugby Union Club, Wilson Park, Haverigg, Cumbria LA18 4ES ‎
Facebook page
Website
10 & 11 29th Ostende International Kite Festival, Ostend, Belgium
WHKF Facebook page
Location map
White Horse Kite Flyers website
11 WHKF fly-in @ Barbury Castle Country Park, near Swindon, Wilshire
Facebook page
location map
GOKF website
email contact for GOKF
11 GOKF fly-in, Ferry Meadows Country Park, Ham Lane, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire PE2 5UU
Facebook page
Location map
NEKF website
17 & 18 Redcar Kite Festival, The Beach, Redcar, Cleveland TS10 5BJ
Facebook
Location map
Website
Email
18 NKG fly-in, near the Coast Guard Station, Burbo Bank Road North, Crosby, near Liverpool, Merseyside
Facebook page
map
Margam Park kite festival website
Email contact
24 - 26 Margam Kite Festival, Margam County Park, Margam, Port Talbot South Wales SA13 2TJ
Facebook page
location map
GOKF website
email contact for GOKF
25 GOKF fly-in, Ferry Meadows Country Park, Ham Lane, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire PE2 5UU
Facebook page
location map
Email contact
31 & 1

Barmouth Kite Festival in conjunction with the Paddle Regatta, on the beach opposite the Lifeboat Station, Barmouth, Mid Wales

JUNE 2014
Facebook page
location map
Website
Email contact
1

Barmouth Kite Festival in conjunction with the Paddle Regatta, on the beach opposite the Lifeboat Station, Barmouth, Mid Wales

location map
Avon Kite Flyers website
Email Avon Kite Flyers
1 AKF Fly-in, The Plateau, Ashton Court, Begger Bush Lane, Bristol, Somerset BS8 3TQ
location map
website
Contact email
7 & 8 22nd Basingstoke Kite Festival, Down Grange Sports Complex, Pack Lane, Basingstoke, Hampshire RG22 5SN
WHKF Facebook page
Location map
White Horse Kite Flyers website
8 WHKF fly-in @ Barbury Castle Country Park, near Swindon, Wilshire
Facebook
Location map
Website
Email
8 NKG fly-in, Kites over Hoghton Tower, near Preston, Lancashire PR5 0SH
Facebook page
location map
GOKF website
email contact for GOKF
8 GOKF fly-in, Ferry Meadows Country Park, Ham Lane, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire PE2 5UU
Facebook page
Location map
Website
Email Kiter Dave
14 & 15 Beacon Park Kite Festival in assoc. with the NKG, Beacon Hill Country Park, Up Holland, nr Skelmersdale, Lancashire. WN8 7RZ
Facebook page
Location map
Website for more info
Email contact
14 & 15

Teston Kite Weekend, Teston Bridge Country Park, Teston Lane, nr Maidstone, Kent ME18 5BX - CANCELLED

Location map
Website
Email Dave
21 & 22 Sumners Ponds Kite and RC Model Show, Barns Green, Horsham, West Sussex RH13 0PR
Facebook page
location map
GOKF website
email contact for GOKF
22 GOKF fly-in, Ferry Meadows Country Park, Ham Lane, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire PE2 5UU
Location map
Email contact
29 Herne Bay Kite Day, The Memorial Park, Kings Road, Herne Bay, Kent CT6 5DD
Facebook page Location map
31 & 1/6 1st Victoria International Kite Festival, Clover Point, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
JULY 2014
Facebook page
Website
Email contact
5 & 6

5th Vliegerfeest Twenterand, The Netherlands

Location map
NEKF website
5 & 6 Kites over Souter Kite Festival, Souter Lighthouse, Coast Rd, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear SR6 7NH
location map
Avon Kite Flyers website
Email Avon Kite Flyers
6 AKF Fly-in, The Plateau, Ashton Court, Begger Bush Lane, Bristol, Somerset BS8 3TQ
location map
email contact
12 & 13 3rd Prudhoe Kite Festival, Highfield Park, Prudhoe, near Newcastle, Northumberland NE42 6EY - provisional
Facebook page
location map
Website
email contact
12 & 13

Barmouth Kite Festival, on the beach opposite the Lifeboat Station, Barmouth, Mid Wales

Facebook page
location map
website
email contact
12 & 13 36th Annual Brighton Kite Festival, Stanmer Park, Brighton, West Sussex - Provisional date
WHKF Facebook page
Location map
White Horse Kite Flyers website
13 WHKF fly-in @ Barbury Castle Country Park, near Swindon, Wilshire
Facebook page
location map
GOKF website
email contact for GOKF
13 GOKF fly-in, Ferry Meadows Country Park, Ham Lane, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire PE2 5UU
Facebook page
Location map
Website
Email Kiter Dave
19 & 20 Silloth Kite Festival in assoc. with the NKG, The Green Silloth, Cumbria CA7 4AB
Facebook page
Location map
NEKF website
19 & 20 NEKF @ Kites over Druridge, Druridge Bay Country Park, Widdrington, Northumberland NE61 5BX
Berrington Hall website
location map
website for more info
email contact
19 & 20

Leominster and Hereford Kite Festival, The National Trust, Berrington Hall, Leominster, Herefordshire HR6 0DW

Facebook info page
location map

Website for more info

Email contact

26 & 27 Dunstable Downs Kite Festival, Whipsnade Road, Dunstable, Bedfordshire LU6 2GY
Facebook page
location map
Website for St Annes kite festival
email contact
26 & 27 3rd St. Annes Kite festival, on the beach, Lytham st Annes, near Blackpool, Lancashire
Facebook page
location map
GOKF website
email contact for GOKF
27 GOKF fly-in, Ferry Meadows Country Park, Ham Lane, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire PE2 5UU
AUGUST 2014
location map
Jollyup 13 website
email contact
2 & 3 North Hants Kiters Jolly Up 15, on the field off Southlea, Farleigh Road, Cliddesden, near Basingstoke, Hampshire RG25 2JL
  Location map Website for more info Email contact 3 Royston Kite Festival, organised by the Rotary Club of Royston, Therfield Heath, Royston, Herts SG8 5BG
location map
Avon Kite Flyers website
Email Avon Kite Flyers
3 AKF Fly-in, The Plateau, Ashton Court, Begger Bush Lane, Bristol, Somerset BS8 3TQ
location map
KiteBums website
email Skybums
9 & 10 Shropshire Kite Festival, Lacon Childe School, Love Lane, Cleobury Mortimer, Shropshire DY14 8PE
Facebook page
 
website for more info
  9 & 10 Rufford Abbey Summer Kite Weekend, Rufford Country Park, near Ollerton, Nottinghamshire NG22 9DF
Location map
website for more information
Email contact
9 & 10

Teston Big Kite Weekend, Teston Bridge Country Park, Teston Lane, nr Maidstone, Kent ME18 5BX

Facebook page
location map
GOKF website
email contact for GOKF
10 GOKF fly-in, Ferry Meadows Country Park, Ham Lane, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire PE2 5UU
WHKF Facebook page
Location map
White Horse Kite Flyers website
10 WHKF fly-in @ Barbury Castle Country Park, near Swindon, Wilshire
Facebook page
Website
Email
16 & 17 6th Annual Rijsbergse Vliegerdagen (Rijsbergen Kite Festival), the meadows of the Family Machielsen, Tiggeltsestraat 13 at 4891ZP Rijsbergen, The Netherlands
Facebook
Location map
Website
Email
17 NKG fly-in, on the beach, near the Leisure Centre, Fleetwood, Lancashire
more info on Facebook
location map
website for more info
email address for more info
23 - 25 23rd Portsmouth International Kite Festival, Southsea Common, Portsmouth, Hampshire
Facebook page
location map
GOKF website
email contact for GOKF
24 GOKF fly-in, Ferry Meadows Country Park, Ham Lane, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire PE2 5UU
Facebook page
location map
Bristol Kite Festival website
email link
30 & 31 27th Bristol International Kite Festival, The Plateau, Ashton Court, Begger Bush Lane, Bristol, Somerset BS8 3TQ CANCELLED
SEPTEMBER 2014
Facebook page
location map
Dieppe Website
email contact
6 - 14 Dieppe Capitale du Cerf-Volant 2014, The Seafront, Dieppe, Normandy, France
location map
Avon Kite Flyers website
Email Avon Kite Flyers
7 AKF Fly-in, The Plateau, Ashton Court, Begger Bush Lane, Bristol, Somerset BS8 3TQ
WHKF Facebook page
Location map
White Horse Kite Flyers website
7 WHKF fly-in @ Barbury Castle Country Park, near Swindon, Wilshire
Facebook page
Website for more info
Email contact
12 - 14 Festival Internacional de barriletes, Parque Scalabrini Ortis. Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina
Facebook
Location map
Website
Email
14 NKG fly-in, Worden Park, Car park off Worden Lane, Leyland PR25 3DH
Facebook page
location map
GOKF website
email contact for GOKF
14 GOKF fly-in, Ferry Meadows Country Park, Ham Lane, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire PE2 5UU
Facebook
Location map
Website
Email
21 New addition Taylor Park Kite Day in Association with the NKG, Taylor Park off Grosvenor, Rd St Helens. WA10 3HX
Facebook info
Contact email
19 - 28 1st Brazil International Kite Festival, Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Facebook page
GOKF website
email contact for GOKF
28 GOKF fly-in, Ferry Meadows Country Park, Ham Lane, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire PE2 5UU
OCTOBER 2014
website
contact email for UK OSOW
12 OSOW = ONE SKY ONE WORLD - an Annual Worldwide event, flying kites for peace:
WHKF Facebook page
Location map
White Horse Kite Flyers website
12 WHKF OSOW, Barbury Castle Country Park, near Swindon, Wilshire
Facebook
Location map
Website
Email
12 NKG OSOW, overlooking the Mersey, Otterspool, South Liverpool, Merseyside
Facebook
Location map
Website
Email
12 NKG OSOW, Pontefract Racecourse, Pontefract, Yorkshire
Facebook page
location map
GOKF website
email contact for GOKF
12 GOKF OSOW, Ferry Meadows Country Park, Ham Lane, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire PE2 5UU
Facebook page
location map
GOKF website
email contact for GOKF
26 GOKF fly-in, Ferry Meadows Country Park, Ham Lane, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire PE2 5UU
NOVEMBER 2014
Facebook page
location map
GOKF website
email contact for GOKF
9 GOKF fly-in, Ferry Meadows Country Park, Ham Lane, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire PE2 5UU
location map
Website for more info
event contact email address
16

Indoor Kite Event, St Josephs Catholic College, Swindon, Wiltshire SN3 3LR

Facebook
Location map
Website
Email
16 NKG fly-in, on the beach, near the Leisure Centre, Fleetwood, Lancashire
Facebook page
location map
GOKF website
email contact for GOKF
23 GOKF fly-in, Ferry Meadows Country Park, Ham Lane, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire PE2 5UU
DECEMBER 2014
Facebook
Location map
Website
Email
14 NKG Xmas fly-in, overlooking the Mersey, Otterspool, South Liverpool, Merseyside
Facebook page
location map
GOKF website
email contact for GOKF
14 GOKF fly-in, Ferry Meadows Country Park, Ham Lane, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire PE2 5UU
        
JANUARY 2015
Facebook
Location map
Website
Email
11 NKG fly-in, Roundhay Park, Leeds, West Yokshire
Facebook
Location map
Website
Email
18 NKG fly-in, New Brighton Dips, Wirral, Merseyside
MARCH 2015
Facebook
Location map
Website
Email
8 NKG fly-in, near the Coast Guard Station, Burbo Bank Road North, Crosby, near Liverpool, Merseyside
Facebook
Location map
Website
Email
15 NKG fly-in, on the beach, near the Leisure Centre, Fleetwood, Lancashire
Facebook
Location map
Website
Email
15 NKG fly-in, Pontefract Racecourse, Pontefract, Yorkshire
        

I have maintained kitecalendar.co.uk on a voluntary basis since 2000. I do take great care in ensuring the accuracy of the information, and try to update it regularly.   The links and email addresses did work when added to the calendar.

If you do notice any inaccuracy, errors or broken links please email me, Julie White, and let me know.

If you know of any kite events that are not listed here then please email me.

May there be wind on your back,
a smile of your face,
and a kite in the sky.

 

    

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Benson Gemini on Tasmanian Beach

Benson Gemini on Tasmanian Beach
(Kite and Photo courtesy of Steve Puli)


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Alwick Castle purple man
    

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Event details can change.

Please check with the organisers that the event is going ahead before making travel arrangements

    
Benson Superfly, from Jurgen D Denzingr, Waterford, Ireland
Benson Superfly
flown by Jurgen D Denzinger
Waterford, Ireland
       

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There is quite often no use in emailing me for more info - I might know a little about each event (as a kiteflier I go to as many events as I can) but I don't know as much as the contact person listed alongside each event.

    
Raising awareness of Lymphatic Cancer
The Blue Periwinkle kite made by Doug Richardson
raising awareness of Lymphatic Cancer and
The Lymphoma Association
    

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They are virtually guaranteed to fly!
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