beach set to host kite festival this weekend for the first time
kites will fill the skies over Berrow beach this weekend when Beachside
Holiday Park hosts a kite festival for the first time.
organisers of Burnham-On-Sea's Kite Festival have teamed up with
the holiday park to hold the event on Saturday June 2nd and Sunday
3rd, which will see hundreds of visitors launch their kites into
the sky above the beach.
kicks off with crafters, stalls, displays and the 'Learn to Fly'
area open from 10am. Parking is on the beach from 10am with races
and competitions from 11am. The programme runs through to an illuminated
Kite Display and live music from 8pm on Saturday evening. Sundays
programme finishes at 5.30pm.
Beachside Holiday Park, novice kite flyers can try out their skills
in the Learn to Fly area before making their way to
the main display field.
will enjoy stalls, crafts, a bar and barbecue at the event as they
fly their kites in the sunshine.
Flame, the UK Traction Kite Champions, are performing both days
at this weekend's Kite Festival. There will also be Kite Buggy Racing
and huge inflatable kites from Avon Kite Flyers.
Macpherson, from organising group Burnham-On-Sea Events (BOS Events),
said: "We want 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 will be competitions for those who have practised
and turn up with their kite to take part in the competitions."
European buggy kite racing champions will be showing off their skills
at a buggy kite racing course on the beach and UK National Sport
Kite Team champions, Flame, will be doing demonstrations at an open
will also be live music and an illuminated kite display at 8pm on
Saturday June 3rd.
is limited free parking for club kiters joining in with the display
programme and a traditional fish and chip super on Saturday night
just before the illuminated kite display.
Sundowner pub will provide live music all weekend and there is plenty
of parking available on the beach (at a cost of £7.00 to Sedgemoor