Photos: Burnham-On-Sea Kite Festival is hailed a soaraway success!
of people headed to Burnham-On-Sea beach at the weekend to take
part in the town's fourth annual Kite Festival.
two-day free event saw demonstrations and displays taking place
with many visitors taking the chance to fly a range of kites with
the help of experts.
a blustery weekend of weather, organiser Gaynor Brown says it was
had hundreds of people come along over the two days," she told
we had too much wind for all our kites, it was great to see so many
being launched into the skies and people enjoying a lot of fun flying
added that a night glow kite flying session on Saturday evening
was among the new attractions. She also thanked Burnham Pavilion
for its support as a sponsor.
Flags and bunting lined Burnham's Esplanade for the weekend event
were able to try out various kites during the weekend
couple headed from Yorkshire to visit the festival
buggies were also in action over the weekend (photo Ian Brown)
of shapes were launched into the skies during the two-day festival
competitions were held and Sarah, 8, a pupil at St Andrew's School,
won the prize for flying the highest kite
kites were launched into the skies on Saturday evening
illuminated lighthouse kite was among the flying shapes!
joined in by flying kites on the beach over the two days
are already working on plans for a fifth festival next summer, with
the dates to be determined by the tide times
on in Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge