Last updated 20 November, 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

NOVEMBER 2014
Facebook page
location map
GOKF website
23 GOKF fly-in, Ferry Meadows Country Park, Ham Lane, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire PE2 5UU
Facebook page
location map
Website for more info
30 KCoS fly-in, West Sands beach, St Andrews, Scotland
Facebook page
location map
link to KCoS website
30 KCoS fly-in, on the big field in front of the beach, Ayr, Scotland
 
Location map
NEKF website
  30 NEKF fly-in and Christmas Craft Fayre, Souter Lighthouse, Coast Rd, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear SR6 7NH
DECEMBER 2014
Facebook page
website
7 MKF Fly-in @ Cofton Park, Longbridge, Birmingham, B31 2BQ
Facebook
Location map
Website
Email
14 NKG Xmas fly-in, overlooking the Mersey, Otterspool, South Liverpool, Merseyside
WHKF Facebook page
Location map
White Horse Kite Flyers website
WHKF email 14 WHKF fly-in @ Barbury Castle Country Park, near Swindon, Wilshire
Facebook page
location map
GOKF website
14 GOKF fly-in, Ferry Meadows Country Park, Ham Lane, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire PE2 5UU
WHKF Facebook page
Location map
White Horse Kite Flyers website
WHKF email 27 WHKF Christmas Pudding Fly (with hot pudding and brandy) @ Barbury Castle Country Park, near Swindon, Wiltshire
        
JANUARY 2015
Email contact
7 - 15 27th International Kite Festival of Gujarat, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
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
    7 & 8 Rosebud Kite Festival, Rosebud Foreshore, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 3839
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
Facebook page
Location map
Website
29 Minchinhampton Kite Day, Minchinhampton Common, near Stroud, Gloucestershire GL6 9AQ
APRIL 2015
Facebook page
location map
website
contact email for Berck festival
18 - 26

29th International Berck-sur-Mer Kite Festival, 5 Avenue Francis Tattegrain, 62600 Berck-sur-Mer, Nord-Pas-De-Calais, France

      24 - 3/5

Cervia International Kite Festival, Cervia, Italy

MAY 2015
Facebook page Location map
website
2 & 3

Broad Haven Kite Fliers 'Rendezvous', Beach flying at Broad Haven Pembrokeshire, SA62 3JH Wales

Facebook page Location map
website
4

Broad Haven Kite Fliers 'Rendezvous', Flying at Hilton Court Gardens, Roch Pembrokeshire, SA62 6AE Wales

      16 & 17 Kites over Bewl , venue Bewl Water Country Park, nr Lamberhurst, Kent
Facebook page
   
Email contact
22 - 25 Margam Kite Festival, Margam County Park, Margam, Port Talbot, South Wales SA13 2TJ
Location map
Contact email 24 Family Kite Day, Minchinhampton Common, near Stroud, Gloucestershire GL6 9AQ
location map
29 - 31 Exmouth Kite Festival, The Imperial Recreation Ground, Exmouth, Devon EX8 1DG
JUNE 2015
Facebook page
website
Contact email
6 & 7 23rd Basingstoke Kite Festival, Down Grange Sports Complex, Pack Lane, Basingstoke, Hampshire RG22 5SN
 
location map
Website
email contact
6 & 7

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

Facebook page
Location map
Website for more info
Email contact
13 & 14 Teston Bridge Kite Festival, Teston Bridge Country Park, Teston Lane, nr Maidstone, Kent ME18 5BX
 
Location map
Website
Email Dave
20 & 21 3rd Kite and RC Model Show, Sumners Ponds, Barns Green, Horsham, West Sussex RH13 0PR
Facebook page
location map
website for more info on Streatham Common Kite Day
Email Contact
21 17th Streatham Common Kite Day, Streatham Common, London SW16 3DW
 
Location map
 
Email contact
28 Herne Bay Kite Day, The Memorial Park, Kings Road, Herne Bay, Kent CT6 5DD
JULY 2015
 
location map
 
email contact
4 & 5 3rd Prudhoe Kite Festival, Highfield Park, Prudhoe, near Newcastle, Northumberland NE42 6EY
 
location map
Website
email contact
11 & 12

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

location map
website 18 & 19

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

Facebook page
location map
Website for St Annes kite festival
email contact
25 & 26 4th St. Annes Kite festival, on the beach, Lytham st Annes, near Blackpool, Lancashire
Facebook info page
location map

Website for more info

Email contact

25 & 26 15th Dunstable Downs Kite Festival, Whipsnade Road, Dunstable, Bedfordshire LU6 2GY
AUGUST 2015
Facebook page
Location map
Website for more info
Email contact
8 & 9 Teston Bridge Kite Festival, Teston Bridge Country Park, Teston Lane, nr Maidstone, Kent ME18 5BX
more info on Facebook
location map
website for more info
email address for more info
29 - 31 24th Portsmouth International Kite Festival, Southsea Common, Portsmouth, Hampshire
SEPTEMBER 2015
  Contact email 27 Family Kite Day, Brean Down Cove Café, Brean, North Somerset TA8 2RS
        

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.

And if you know of any kite events that are not listed here please email me.

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

 

    

KITE EVENTS 2003 - 2013

All kite events that have been listed
on KiteCalendar.co.uk
since 2003 are HERE.

    
 

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Benson Gemini on Tasmanian Beach

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


If you know of any kite event, festival or fly-in, anywhere in the UK and wish to see the event listed here please email me, Julie White, with the details.
    

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Alwick Castle purple man
    

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

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
       

MORE INFORMATION ON AN EVENT

When emailing the contacts in this calendar please allow plenty of time
before the event for a reply, and possible (snail) mailing of relevant information or car/entry passes.

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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CHILDREN'S KITE MAKING WORKSHOPS

I think that the best kite for children to make in a workshop is the sled kite. The plan is available as a PDF file here.

They are virtually guaranteed to fly!
Have fun :-)

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DO SOMETHING EVERY DAY
THAT MAKES YOU SMILE
- GO FLY A KITE :-)

 

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