PAST EVENTS 2012
 
This is a list of past kite events that were listed on www.kitecalendar.co.uk during 2012
The links for further information did work at the time of the event but may not continue to work after the event has taken place.
 
 
 
JANUARY 2012
map
website
email contact
8 MKF New Years fly-in, Calke Abbey (NT), Ticknall, near Melbourne, Derbyshire DE73 7LE
location map
Location website
event contact email address
15 First Indoor Kite Event, St Josephs Catholic College, Swindon, Wiltshire SN3 3LR
Facebook page
location map
link to KCoS website
15 KCoS fly-in, the big field right in front of the beach, Ayr, Scotland
Facebook page
location map
link to KCoS website
15 KCoS fly-in, West Sands, St. Andrews, Fife, Scotland
website for more info
21 - 23

3rd Kerala Kite Festival, Kochi Beach & Vagamon Hill Meadows, Kerala, India

location map
GOKF website
email contact for GOKF
29 GOKF fly-in, Ferry Meadows Country Park, Ham Lane, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
FEBRUARY 2012
Facebook page
location map
link to KCoS website
5 KCoS fly-in, the big field right in front of the beach, Ayr, Scotland
Facebook page
location map
link to KCoS website
5 KCoS fly-in, West Sands, St. Andrews, Fife, Scotland
contact email
5 - 7 Rajasthan International Kite Festival,  Jaisalmer, Rajasthan - POSTPHONED
location map
Website for more info
email for more info
13 Make a Kite Day, Chilterns Gateway Centre, Whipsnade Road, Dunstable Downs, Bedfordshire LU6 2GY
location map
NKG website
email contact
19 NKG fly-in, New Brighton Dips, Wirral, Merseyside
map
NKG website
email contact
19 NKG fly-in, Pontefract Racecourse, Pontefract, Yorkshire
Facebook info page
24 - 26 International Kite Festival, Satun Province, Thailand
Facebook page
location map
link to KCoS website
26 KCoS fly-in, the big field right in front of the beach, Ayr, Scotland
Facebook page
location map
link to KCoS website
26 KCoS fly-in, West Sands, St. Andrews, Fife, Scotland
location map
GOKF website
email contact for GOKF
26 GOKF fly-in, Ferry Meadows Country Park, Ham Lane, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
MARCH 2012
info and booking form
email contact
3 & 4

Roy Broadley Double Star Advanced Kitemaking Workshop, Cliddesden Village Hall, nr Basingstoke, Hants - pre-booking essential and now fully booked

email contact
11 Flash Mob Kite Fly! Malham Moor, N.Yorks. ( N 54º 05.25'  W 002º 09.00' )
location map
GOKF website
email contact for GOKF
11 GOKF fly-in, Ferry Meadows Country Park, Ham Lane, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Facebook page
location map
link to KCoS website
18 KCoS fly-in, the big field right in front of the beach, Ayr, Scotland
Facebook page
location map
link to KCoS website
18 KCoS fly-in, West Sands, St. Andrews, Fife, Scotland
map
website
email contact
18 NKG fly-in, Roundhay Park, Leeds, West Yorkshire
map
website
email contact
18 NKG fly-in, Beacon Hill County Park, Up Holland, nr Skelmersdale, Lancashire
Facebook page
location map
Website for more info
31 & 1/4 Kite Fest, West Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA
APRIL 2012
National Trust's Calke Abbey website
map
website
email contact
1 18th Calke Abbey Kite Day, Calke Abbey (NT), Ticknall, near Melbourne, Derbyshire DE73 7LE
Images of Streatham Kite Festival 2010
location map
website for more info on Streatham Common Kite Day
contact email address
1 14th Streatham Common Kite Day, Streatham Common, London SW16 3DW
more info on facebook page
website for more info
1 Rodborough Common Kite Day 2012, Rodborough Common, near Stroud, Gloucestershire
Facebook page
link to KCoS website
1 KCoS fly-in, Howden Park, Livingston, Scotland
Facebook page
location map
Website for more info
1 Kite Fest, West Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA
location map
website
contact email for Berck festival
7-15 26th International Berck Kite Festival, Berck sur Mer, Cote D'Opale, France
location map
website for more info
email contact
7 & 8 Rufford Abbey Spring Kite Weekend, Rufford Country Park, near Ollerton, Nottinghamshire NG22 9DF
Facebook page
7 & 8 15th Adelaide Kite Festival, Semaphore Beach, Adelaide, South Australia
Facebook info page
location map
contact email for Berck festival
10 - 12 World Sport Kite Championship 2012, @ Berck Kite Festival, Berck sur Mer, Cote D'Opale, France
GOKF Facebook page
location map
GOKF website
email contact for GOKF
15 GOKF fly-in, North Exhibition area, Grafham Water, near Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
Facebook page
link to KCoS website
15 KCoS fly-in, Irvine, Scotland
location map
NKG website
email contact
15 NKG fly-in, near the Coast Guard Station, Burbo Bank Road North, Crosby, near Liverpool, Merseyside
contact email
21 - 1/5 Artevento International Kite Festival, Cervia
location map
website for more info
email contact
28 & 29 10th North Hants Kiters Jolly Up, The Buggy Field, Cliddesden, near Basingstoke, Hampshire
Facebook page for more info
location map
STACK website
email for more info
28 & 29 STACK competition rounds, @ Jolly Up, The Buggy Field, Cliddesden, near Basingstoke, Hampshire
location map
email address
28 - 1/5 The Black Sea Kite Festival, on the Black Sea Coast, Romania
location map
GOKF website
email contact for GOKF
29 GOKF fly-in, Ferry Meadows Country Park, Ham Lane, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Facebook page
location map
link to KCoS website
29 KCoS fly-in, West Sands, St. Andrews, Fife, Scotland
    Website for more info   29 Chinese Kite Festival, Avenham Park, Preston, Lancashire
MAY 2012
map
website
email address for more info
5 - 7 Weymouth Beach Kite Festival, The Seafront, Weymouth, Dorset
Facebook page
link to KCoS website
6 KCoS fly-in, Baxter Park, Dundee, Scotland - CANCELLED
Facebook page
location map
website
email address
6 & 7 East Yorkshire Kite festival and County Show, Driffield Showground, Driffield, near York, East Yorkshire - CANCELLED
location map
website for more info
email
6 & 7

4th Layer Marney Tower Kite Festival, Layer Marney Tower, Nr Colchester, Essex CO5 9US

location map
website for more info
contact email

12 & 13

2nd Western Lake District KiteFest, in assoc. with NKG, Wilson Park, Haverigg, Cumbria

website for more info
contact email
12 & 13 27th Lotto Kites International, Ostend, Belgium
location map
Website for more information
email contact
13 Catch the Wind Kite Festival, Marine Road, Morecambe LA4 4BU
location map
GOKF website
email contact for GOKF
13 GOKF fly-in, Ferry Meadows Country Park, Ham Lane, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Facebook page
link to KCoS website
13 KCoS fly-in, Howden Park, Livingston, Scotland
website for more information
18 - 20 Plein Vent, Houlgate, France
location map for Harewood House
website
email
19 & 20 6th Harewood House Kite Festival, Harewood House, near Leeds, West Yorkshire
Facebook page for more info
location map
STACK website
email for more info
19 & 20 STACK competition round, Rougham Airfield, near Bury st Edmunds, Suffolk IP30 9ND
location map
Website for Exmouth Kite Festival
email Exmouth Rotary
26 & 27 6th Exmouth Rotary Kite Festival, The Imperial Recreation Ground, Exmouth, East Devon EX8 1DG
NEKF website
email Peter of NEKF
27 NEKF Darlington Green Event, South Park, Darlington
location map
GOKF website
email contact for GOKF
27 GOKF fly-in, Ferry Meadows Country Park, Ham Lane, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
JUNE 2012
more info on event
location map
website
email contact
2 & 3 20th Basingstoke Kite Festival, Down Grange Sports Complex, Pack Lane, Basingstoke, Hampshire RG22 5SN
map
website for more information
2 - 5 Margam Park Kite Festival, Diamond Jubilee weekend, Margam Park, near Bridgend, South Wales
event website
email address for more info
2 - 5 10th International Kite Festival and Diamond Jubilee Celebrations, Russel Park, Bedford
location map
website
email contact
9 & 10 Wirral kite festival, (Kites over the Mersey), "The Dips," New Brighton, Wirral
map
website for more information
email Kent Kite Fliers
9 & 10

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

map
GOKF website
email contact for GOKF
10 Peterborough Kite Festival, Nene Valley Park, Ferry Meadows, Ham Lane, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE2 5UU
more info on Wikipaedia
location map
website for more info
email contact
10

Butser Hill Festival of Flight, Butser Hill, just off the A3 between Horndean and Petersfield, South Downs, Hampshire

National Trust website for Souter Lighthouse
NEKF website
email Peter of NEKF
10 NEKF fly-in, Souter Lighthouse, Coast Road, Whitburn, Sunderland, SR6 7NH
Facebook info
map
website
14 - 17 28th Fano International Kite Fliers meeting, Fano Beach, Denmark
location map
Event website
contact email for event
15 - 17 Essex Kite Fest, Essex Kite Park, Barling Rd, Great Wakering, Southend-on-Sea, Essex SS3 0LZ
location map
Website for more information
email contact
15 - 17 1st round of the BKSA land championships, Essex Kite Park, Barling Rd, Great Wakering, Southend-on-Sea, Essex SS3 0LZ
location map
website for more information
email contact
16 & 17

16th Southampton Kite Festival, Lordshill Sports Ground, 5 Acre Field, Lordshill, Southampton, Hampshire

map
website
email contact
16 & 17 Beacon Park Kite Festival in association with the NKG, Beacon Hill County Park, Up Holland, nr Skelmersdale, Lancashire
Sunderland City Council website
location map
NEKF website
email Peter of NEKF
16 & 17 Sunderland Festival, Herrington Country Park, Houghton le Spring, Tyne and Wear
Further info on event
location map
Website for moe info
23 Butterfly kite making and bug hunt, Fleet Pond, off Cove Road, Fleet, Hampshire
location map
email contact
24 Kent Kite Festival, Mote Park, Maidstone, Kent
location map
GOKF website
email contact for GOKF
24 GOKF fly-in, Ferry Meadows Country Park, Ham Lane, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
JULY 2012
images of Notre Dame Festival 2010
location map
website for more info
email contact
6 - 9 Festival à tout vent, la grande fête du cerf-volant, Notre Dame de Monts, Vendée, Near Nantes, Atlantic coast, France
Facebook page
location map
website
email contact
7 & 8 34th Annual Brighton Kite Festival, Stanmer Park, Brighton, West Sussex
location map
website
email contact
8 Rushcliffe Kite Day, Rushcliffe Country Park, Mere Way, Ruddington, near Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG11 6JS - CANCELLED, due to waterlogged site
Facebook page
location map
website
email contact
14 & 15

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

Facebook info page
location map

Website for more info

contact email

14 & 15 Dunstable Downs Kite Festival, Whipsnade Road, Dunstable LU6 2GY
location map
Website for more info
14 & 15 Eastbourne Extreme air, land and water sports festival, Eastbourne, East Sussex BN22 7PR
location map
website for more information
email contact
15 NKG fly-in, Ainsdale, near Southport, Merseyside
location map
GOKF website
email contact for GOKF
15 GOKF fly-in, Ferry Meadows Country Park, Ham Lane, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Website for more info
20 - 22 Bakel Kite Festival, Bakel, Netherlands
location map
NEKF website
email Peter of NEKF
21 & 22 Kites Over Druridge with NEKF, Druridge Bay Country Park, Northumberland
location map
website for more info
email contact
21 & 22

Leominster and Hereford Kite Festival, The National Trust, Berrington Hall, Leominster, HR6 0DW - CANCELLED due to the weather making flying site unusable

Location map
Website for more info
Email for more info
21 - 26 Make a Kite Week, Lyveden New Bield (NT), near Oundle, Northamptonshire PE8 5AT
Facebook page
location map
Website for St Annes kite festival
email contact
28 & 29 St. Annes Kite festival, Lytham st Annes, near Blackpool, Lancs
location map
website for more info
email contact
28 & 29 Golden Valley Kite Fliers “Kite Kamp”, Newlands Park, Bishops Cleeve, Nr. Cheltenham. GL52 3PE
location map
GOKF website
email contact for GOKF
29 GOKF fly-in, Ferry Meadows Country Park, Ham Lane, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
AUGUST 2012
location map
website for more info
email contact
4 & 5 11th North Hants Kiters Jolly Up, The Buggy Field, Cliddesden, near Basingstoke, Hampshire
location map
Website for more info
email
4 & 5 3rd Malmesbury Kite festival, The Worthys, Malmesbury, Wiltshire
Facebook info page
location map
Downhill Demesne website
email contact
5 Downhill Demesne Kite Festival, Downhill Demesne National Trust, Hezlett House, 107 Sea Road, Castlerock, Northern Ireland
map
website for more information
email Kent Kite Fliers
11 & 12

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

More info on Facebook
location map
website for more info
email contact
12 3rd Vintage Kite Meet, Shipley Country Park, Heanor, near Ilkeston, Derbyshire DE75 7GX
location map
GOKF website
email contact for GOKF
12 GOKF fly-in, Ferry Meadows Country Park, Ham Lane, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
more info on event
location map
Website for more info
email contact
14 Mini Kite Festival at Paignton Regatta, Paignton, Devon
location map
website for more info
16 Make a kite or windsock afternoon workshop, Derbyshire Eco Centre, Porter Lane, Middleton-by-Wirksworth, Derbyshire DE4 4LS
other info
location map
website for more info
email contact
17 - 19

4th Rijsbergen Kite Festival, the pastures of the Family Machielsen, Tiggeltsestraat 13, 4891zp Rijsbergen, The Netherlands

 
location map
KiteBums website
email Skybums
18 & 19 Shropshire Kite Festival, Lacon Childe School, Love Lane, Cleobury Mortimer, Shropshire DY14 8PE
location map
website for more info
email contact
18 & 19 Rufford Abbey Kite Weekend, Rufford Country Park, near Ollerton, Nottinghamshire NG22 9DF
National Trust website for Souter Lighthouse
NEKF website
email Peter of NEKF
19 NEKF fly-in, Souter Lighthouse, Coast Road, Whitburn, Sunderland, SR6 7NH
location map
website for more information
email contact
19 NKG fly-in, on the beach, near the Leisure Centre, Fleetwood, Lancashire
Website for more info
19

16th Hunstanton Kite Festival and Classic Car Rally, Smithdon School, Hunstanton, Norfolk

more info on Facebook
location map
website for more info
email address for more info
25 - 27 21st Portsmouth International Kite Festival, Southsea Common, Portsmouth, Hampshire
location map
GOKF website
email contact for GOKF
26 GOKF fly-in, Ferry Meadows Country Park, Ham Lane, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Facebook page
Location map
website for more info
email contact
31 Suffolk Kiteflyers Open Weekender, Rougham Airfield, Near Bury st Edmunds, Suffolk
SEPTEMBER 2012
Facebook page
Location map
website for more info
email contact
1 & 2

Suffolk Kiteflyers Open Weekender, Rougham Airfield, Near Bury st Edmunds, Suffolk

location map
website
Email for more info
2 15th Rushcliffe Kite Day, Rushcliffe Country Park, Mere Way, Ruddington, near Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG11 6JS - RE-ARRANGED FROM JULY CANCELLATION
Facebook page for more info
location map
Website for more info
2 KCoS fly-in, West Sands beach, St Andrews, Scotland
Facebook page
location map
website for more info
email contact
8 - 16 Dieppe Capitale du Cerf-Volant 2012, The Seafront, Dieppe, Normandy, France
location map
GOKF website
email contact for GOKF
9 GOKF fly-in, Ferry Meadows Country Park, Ham Lane, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
location map
NEKF website
email Peter of NEKF
9 NEKF fly-in, Druridge Bay Country Park, Northumberland
More info
location map
Website for more info
email contact
9 Let's go fly 1000 kites event, Thistledown Farm, Tinkley Lane, Nympsfield, near Stroud, Gloucestershire GL10 3UH
More info on Northumberlandia
location map
Website for more info
email contact
15 1st Cramlington Kite Festival, Central Park, North of Station Road, Cramlington, NE23 1EN - not far from the newly created Lady of the North - Northumberlandia, Northumberland
map
website
email contact
16 9th Kedleston Hall Kite Day, Kedleston Hall, Kedleston Road, Derby, Derbyshire DE22 5JH

map

website
email contact
22 & 23 Chester Kite Festival, in assoc. with NKG, The Roodee Racecourse, Chester, Cheshire - CANCELLED
Website for more info
contact email
22 & 23 Mascotte International Kite Festival, Scheveningen, Holland
location map
GOKF website
email contact for GOKF
23 GOKF fly-in, Ferry Meadows Country Park, Ham Lane, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
location map
website for more details
contact email
23

17th Eggardon Kite Festival, Eggardon Hill, Kings Lane, Powerstock, near West Compton, near Bridport, Dorset DT6 3TG

National Trust website for Souter Lighthouse
NEKF website
email Peter of NEKF
23 NEKF fly-in, Souter Lighthouse, Coast Road, Whitburn, Sunderland, SR6 7NH
location of event
email
23

Wakefield Kite Festival organised by Warmfield cum Heath Parish Council, Heath Common, Wakefield, Yorkshire WF1 5SL

location map
website for more info
contact email
23 Festival of Bikes and Kites, Capstone Farm Country Park, Capstone Road, Gillingham, Kent ME7 3JG
Facebook info page
26 - 30 8th Borneo International Kite Festival, Bintulu Old Airport Bintulu, Malaysia
Prudhoe Council website
location map
email contact
29 & 30

1st Prudhoe Kite Festival, Highfield Park, Prudhoe, near Newcastle, Northumberland NE42 6EY

location map
Website for more info
contact email
29 & 30

WHKF Fun Fly, Lechlade on Thames, Gloucestershire GL7 3AT

NKG website
email contact
30 Taylor Park Kite Festival, Wigan
OCTOBER 2012
location map
GOKF website
email contact for GOKF
7 GOKF fly-in, Ferry Meadows Country Park, Ham Lane, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
website for more info
7 Ex-kite-ment kite Day, Apedale Country Park, Alsagers Bank, Apedale, nr Newcastle under Lyme, Staffordshire
More info on event
location map
LUTS website for more info
email contact
13 North Hants Buggy Club and Loddon Valley Kite Flyers Light up the Sky for BBC Children In Need Appeal, The Buggy Field, Cliddesden, near Basingstoke, Hampshire
   
website
contact email for UK OSOW
14 OSOW = ONE SKY ONE WORLD - An Annual Worldwide event, flying kites for peace:
 
location map
 
email contact
14 North Hants Buggy Club and Loddon Valley Kite Flyers OSOW, The Buggy Field, Cliddesden, near Basingstoke, Hampshire
 
map
MKF website
email contact
14 MKF OSOW, Rufford Abbey, Rufford Country Park, near Ollerton, Nottinghamshire NG22 9DF
   
KKF website
email contact
14 KKF OSOW, Radnor Park Folkestone, Kent
 
location map
    14 Shropshire Kite Group OSOW, Roden Nurseries and Garden Centre, Roden, between Shrewsbury and Newport, (B5062) Shropshire
 
location map
NKG website
email contact
14 NKG OSOW, overlooking the Mersey, Otterspool, South Liverpool, Merseyside
 
map
NKG website
email contact
14 NKG OSOW, Pontefract Racecourse, Pontefract, Yorkshire
more info
location map
Event website
contact email
14 NEKF OSOW, Herrington Country Park, Houghton le Spring, near Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
   
NEKF website
email Peter of NEKF
14 NEKF OSOW, Seaton Carew, Hartlepool, Cleveland TS25 1AT - venue changed - see above
   
Website for more inf9o
  14 TKF OSOW, North Beach, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk
MKF Facebook page
location map
MKF website
Email Jim Cronin
14 MKF OSOW, War Memorial Park, Kenilworth Road, Coventry CV3 6PT
 
map
 
email contact
14 World Mental Health Day Kite Festival, Pontefract Racecourse, Pontefract, Yorkshire - provisional
 
location map
Website for more info
  14 KCoS fly-in, West Sands beach, St Andrews, Scotland
 
location map
Northern Kite Group website
email contact
21 NKG Light up the Sky for BBC Children In Need Appeal, overlooking the Mersey, Otterspool, South Liverpool, Merseyside
Facebook page for more info
Location map
    27 & 28 15th Frejus International Kite Festival, 83600 Frejus-Plage, France - CANCELLED
 
location map
Website for more info
  29 KCoS fly-in, West Sands beach, St Andrews, Scotland
NOVEMBER 2012
location map for Harewood House
website
email
3 & 4 Harewood House Autumn Glory and two day Kite Fly-in, Harewood House, near Leeds, West Yorkshire LS17 9LG
Facebook info
 
Website for more info
  3 & 4 18th Cape Town International Kite Festival, Axminster Road, Muizenberg, 7945 Cape Town, South Africa
Video of 2011 festival
location map
Website for more info
  8 - 11 XXV Festival Internacional de Cometas, parque Natural Dunas de Corralejo, Fuerteventura, Canary Islands
 
map
website
email contact
18 NKG fly-in, Beacon Hill County Park, Up Holland, nr Skelmersdale, Lancashire
 
map
website
email contact
18 NKG fly-in, Roundhay Park, Leeds, West Yorkshire
Facebook page
location map
link to KCoS website
18 KCoS fly-in, West Sands, St. Andrews, Fife, Scotland
Facebook page
location map
link to KCoS website
18 KCoS fly-in, on the big field in front of the beach, Ayr, Scotland
More info
location map
Website for more info
event contact email address
25 2nd Indoor Kite Event, St Josephs Catholic College, Swindon, Wiltshire SN3 3LR
GOKF Facebook page
location map
GOKF website
email contact for GOKF
25 GOKF Light up the Sky for BBC Children In Need Appeal, Ferry Meadows Country Park, Ham Lane, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
DECEMBER 2012
 
location map
NKG website
email contact
9 NKG Xmas fly-in, overlooking the Mersey, Otterspool, South Liverpool, Merseyside
 
map
NKG website
email contact
9 NKG Xmas fly-in, Stainland Recreation Ground, Stainland, near Huddersfield and Halifax, Yorkshire
Facebook page
location map
Website for more info
  9 KCoS fly-in, West Sands beach, St Andrews, Scotland
Facebook page
location map
link to KCoS website
9 KCoS fly-in, on the big field in front of the beach, Ayr, Scotland
Location map WHKF Website Contact email 27 WHKF Christmas Pudding Fly. Mince Pies, Sausage rolls and kites, Barbury Castle Country Park, near Swindon, Wiltshire

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