Last updated 24 May, 2016
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WELCOME TO KITECALENDAR.CO.UK

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

MAY 2016
27 - 30 Kite flying and drumming: drumming for kitefliers, kiteflying for drummers, The Hub, Barnard Castle Co. Durham DL12 8TD
Facebook page
   
Email contact
27 - 31 Margam Kite Festival, Margam County Park, Margam, Port Talbot, South Wales SA13 2TJ
      28

Kites on Walmer Beach, The Beach, Walmer, Deal, Kent CT14 7HJ 

    28 - 30

Birdoswald Hadrian's Wall Kite Festival, Birdoswald Roman Fort, Gilsland, Brampton, Cumbria CA8 7DD

website
29

MKF fly-in @ Market Bosworth Country Park, Market Bosworth, Near Nuneaton, Warwickshire CV13 0LP

Location map
Contact email 29 Family Kite Day, Minchinhampton Common, near Stroud, Gloucestershire GL6 9AQ
JUNE 2016
Facebook page
website
Contact email
4 & 5 24th Basingstoke Kite Festival, Down Grange Sports Complex, Pack Lane, Basingstoke, Hampshire RG22 5SN
website
5 MKF Fly-in @ Cofton Park, Longbridge, Birmingham B31 2BQ
11 & 12 STACK UK National Championship – Southern Rounds at Dunstable Downs Whipsnade Road, Dunstable, Bedfordshire LU6 2GY
Location map
White Horse Kite Flyers website   12 WHKF fly-in @ Barbury Castle Country Park, near Swindon, Wiltshire
   
website
  16 - 19 32nd Fano International Kite Fliers meeting, Fano Beach, Denmark
Facebook page
Location map
NEKF website
18 & 19 Kites over Souter Kite Festival, Souter Lighthouse, Coast Rd, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear SR6 7NH - ** NEW DATE **
  18 & 19 4th Kite and RC Model Show, Sumners Ponds, Barns Green, Horsham, West Sussex RH13 0PR
19

Layer Marney Tower Classic Car Show and Kite Display, Layer Marney, Colchester, Essex CO5 9US

19 Beacon Park Kite Festival in association with the NKG, Beacon Hill County Park, Up Holland, nr Skelmersdale, Lancashire WN8 7RZ
Location map
website
19 22nd Calke Abbey Kite Day, Calke Abbey (National Trust), Ticknall, near Melbourne, Derbyshire DE73 7LE
      25 & 26

Kites at Sellindge, Sellindge Sports & Social Club, Swan Lane, Sellindge, Kent TN25 6HB

 
location map
Website
email contact
25 & 26

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

JULY 2016
2 & 3

2nd Bognor Regis Kite Festival, West Park, Bognor Regis, West Sussex

    2 & 3

7th International Vliegerfeest Twenterand, Westerhaar-Vriezenveensewijk, Overijssel, Netherlands

website
3 MKF Fly-in @ Cofton Park, Longbridge, Birmingham B31 2BQ
location map
9 & 10 38th Annual Brighton Kite Festival, Stanmer Park, Brighton, West Sussex BN1 9SE- PROVISIONAL
 
website
10 MKF Fly-in @ Sconce and Devon Park, Boundary Road, Newark, Nottinghamshire NG24 4AU
Location map
White Horse Kite Flyers website   10 WHKF fly-in @ Barbury Castle Country Park, near Swindon, Wiltshire
location map
16 & 17

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

location map
KiteBums website
email Skybums
23 & 24 Shropshire Kite Festival, Lacon Childe School, Love Lane, Cleobury Mortimer, Shropshire DY14 8PE
27 - 31 Annual Camber Kite Festival Weekend, Camber, near Rye, East Sussex TN31 7PA
Facebook page
location map
Website for St Annes kite festival
email contact
30 & 31 5th St. Annes International Kite festival, on the beach, Lytham st Annes, near Blackpool, Lancashire
Facebook info page
location map
    30 & 31 16th Dunstable Downs Kite Festival, Whipsnade Road, Dunstable, Bedfordshire LU6 2GY
      30 & 31

Far Horizons International Kite Weekend, Beverley Racecourse, Beverley, near Hull, East Yorkshire HU17 8QZ

AUGUST 2016
 
location map
 
email contact
6 & 7 North Hants Kiters Jolly Up 19, on the field off Southlea, Farleigh Road, Cliddesden, near Basingstoke, Hampshire RG25 2JL
  Location map 7

Royston Rotary Charity Kite Festival, Therfield Heath, Royston, Herts SG8 5BG

website
7 MKF Fly-in @ Cofton Park, Longbridge, Birmingham B31 2BQ
Facebook page
Location map
Website for more info
Email contact
13 & 14 Teston Bridge Kitebility Kite Weekend, Teston Bridge Country Park, Teston Lane, nr Maidstone, Kent ME18 5BX
 
location map
 
email contact
13 & 14 5th Prudhoe Kite Festival, Highfield Park, Prudhoe, near Newcastle, Northumberland NE42 6EY
more info on Facebook
location map
website for more info
email address for more info
13 & 14 25th Portsmouth International Kite Festival, Southsea Common, Portsmouth, Hampshire
Location map
White Horse Kite Flyers website   14 WHKF fly-in @ Barbury Castle Country Park, near Swindon, Wiltshire
21 NKG fly-in, on the beach, near the Leisure Centre, Fleetwood, Lancashire FY7 6HF
    21 20th Hunstanton Kite Festival and Classic Car Rally, Smithdon High School Sports Field, Hunstanton, Norfolk PE36 5HY
  26 - 28 6th Leba International Kite Festival, The Beachfront, Łeba, Poland
27 & 28 Exmouth Kite Festival, The Imperial Recreation Ground, Exmouth, Devon EX8 1DG
Location map Event website 28 MKF Fly-in @ Croome, (NT), near High Green, Worcester, Worcestershire WR8 9DW
SEPTEMBER 2016
Facebook page
NEKF website
3 & 4 National Museum of Flight Kite Festival, with NEKF and KCOS, East Fortune Airfield, Edinburgh, Scotland EH39 5LF
4

Layer Marney Tower Kite Festival, Layer Marney, Colchester, Essex CO5 9US

Facebook page
website
4 Telford Kite Festival, Town Park, Telford, Shropshire TF4 3NZ
Facebook page
 
Dieppe Website
email contact
10 - 18 Dieppe Capitale du Cerf-Volant 2016, The Seafront, Dieppe, Normandy, France
Location map
White Horse Kite Flyers website   11 WHKF fly-in @ Barbury Castle Country Park, near Swindon, Wiltshire
11 Hoghton Tower Kite Festival, Near Blackburn, Lancashire PR5 0SH
11

Wick Country Park Kite Festival and Classic Car Show, Wickford, Essex SS12 9GP

Location map
website
18 13th Kedleston Hall Kite Day, Kedleston Hall, near Quarndon, Derby, Derbyshire DE22 5JH
 
Location map
    25

Wakefield Kite Day, Heath Common, Wakefield, Yorkshire WF1 5SL

    25

The Capstone Festival, Capstone Country Park, Chatham, Kent ME7 3JG

OCTOBER 2016
Facebook page Location map
website
2 ExKitement, Apedale Community Park, Alsagers Bank, Apedale, nr Newcastle under Lyme, Staffordshire ST5 7LB
OSOW Facebook page  
website
contact email for UK OSOW
9 31st ONE SKY ONE WORLD - an Annual Worldwide event, flying kites for peace:
Location map
White Horse Kite Flyers website   9 WHKF OSOW @ Barbury Castle Country Park, near Swindon, Wiltshire
9

NKG OSOW @ overlooking the Mersey, Otterspool, South Liverpool, Merseyside

9

NKG OSOW @ Pontefract Racecourse, Pontefract, Yorkshire

Location map
website for more info
  9 MKF OSOW @ Rufford Country Park, near Ollerton, Nottinghamshire NG22 9DF
website
9 MKF OSOW @ Cofton Park, Longbridge, Birmingham, B31 2BQ
      9

KKF OSOW @ Radnor Park, Folkestone, Kent CT19 5HY

  White Horse Kite Flyers website   15 & 16

WHKF Ralf Maserski workshop, Hook Village Hall, Wiltshire - Nearest post code is SN4 8EF

16 NKG Light Up The Sky, overlooking the Mersey, Otterspool, South Liverpool, Merseyside
NOVEMBER 2016
website
6 MKF Fly-in @ Cofton Park, Longbridge, Birmingham B31 2BQ
Location map
White Horse Kite Flyers website   13 WHKF fly-in @ Barbury Castle Country Park, near Swindon, Wiltshire
20 NKG fly-in, Worden Park, Car park off Worden Lane, Leyland, Lancashire PR25 3DH
DECEMBER 2016
website
4 MKF Fly-in @ Cofton Park, Longbridge, Birmingham B31 2BQ
Location map
White Horse Kite Flyers website   11 WHKF fly-in @ Barbury Castle Country Park, near Swindon, Wilshire
11 NKG Xmas fly-in, overlooking the Mersey, Otterspool, South Liverpool, Merseyside
Location map
White Horse Kite Flyers website   27 WHKF Christmas Pudding Fly-in @ Barbury Castle Country Park, near Swindon, Wiltshire
        
JANUARY 2017
8 NKG fly-in, Roundhay Park, Leeds, West Yorkshire
15 NKG fly-in, New Brighton Dips, Wirral, Merseyside
MARCH 2017
12 NKG fly-in, near the Coast Guard Station, Burbo Bank Road North, Crosby, near Liverpool, Merseyside
19 NKG fly-in, on the beach, near the Leisure Centre, Fleetwood, Lancashire FY7 6HF
19 NKG fly-in, Pontefract Racecourse, Pontefract, Yorkshire
APRIL 2017
Location map
Website
Email
29 & 30 MKF Kitefliers Rendezvous, Broad Haven beach, Pembrokeshire, Wales SA62 3JH
MAY 2017
Website
Email
1 MKF Kitefliers Rendevous, Hilton Court Gardens, Roch, Pembrokeshire, Wales SA62 6AE
        

I have compiled and maintained KiteCalendar.co.uk since 2001. 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 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 - 2016

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.
 
 
Lloyd's kite train
 
    

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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 of Lincoln raising awareness of Lymphatic Cancer and
The Lymphoma Association
    

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CHILDREN'S KITE MAKING WORKSHOPS

We 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 :-)

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

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