Berrow beach kite festival hailed a soaraway success!
kites filled the skies over Berrow beach over the weekend as Beachside
Holiday Park hosted a kite festival for the first time.
organisers of Burnham-On-Sea's Kite Festival teamed up with the
holiday park to hold the event from June 2nd-3rd.
festival had two busy days, with hundreds of visitors launching
their kites into the blue skies above the beach and holiday park,
as pictured here.
stalls, displays and a children's flying area were laid on, alongside
races and competitions.
Beachside Holiday Park, novice kite flyers were able to try out
their skills in the Learn to Fly area before making
their way to the main display field.
Flame, UK National Sport Kite Team champions, performed on both
days at the festival with some impressive demonstrations of their
was also a display of Kite Buggy Racing and huge inflatable kites
from Avon Kite Flyers.
Macpherson, from organising group Burnham-On-Sea Events (BOS Events),
said: "We wanted people to have the chance to try kiting for
themselves and to teach those who come the safety rules for flying."
been into our local schools doing workshops with the children, making
kites and there were also competitions for those who have practised
and turn up with their kite."
European buggy kite racing champions showed off their skills at
a buggy kite racing course on the beach during the weekend.
UK National Sport Kite Team champions, Flame, also did demonstrations
at an open arena on the beach.
Saturday evening, there was a traditional fish and chip supper and
an illuminated kite display.
Sundowner pub provided music and entertainment during the weekend
to accompany the event.