Bristol kite festival returns next month

PUBLISHED: 20:00 21 July 2015

Bristol Kite Festival

Bristol Kite Festival

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Bristol’s International Kite Festival will be returning for its 28th year next month.

The event has moved to a new, more accessible site situated on the Clifton and Durdham Downs and promises to be an action-packed weekend suitable for all age-groups.

It will be living up to its international status by welcoming guests from far and wide, with some flying in from America.

Visitors will be able to observe flying displays, kite fighting battles, mass ascents and mesmerising synchronised routines.

Ground-based entertainment will include a wind orchestra, a range of workshops and forests of colourful banners and flags.

Professional flying teams The Decorators and Team Flame, who are the current UK sport kite champions, will perform collective flying routines that are choreographed to music.

Marine life and the sea will feature as a dominant theme, with swirling octopi, manta rays, a flying scuba diver, giant mermaids and Roly the mega killer-whale promising to provide a feast for the eyes in the skies.

Children will be able to recognise many of their favourite animals, including bears, tigers, dogs and cats, that have been designed and made in New Zealand by festival favourite Peter Lynn.

To add to the festive atmosphere there will also be fantastic play structures and children’s attractions, specialist kite traders, a licensed bar and an array of appetising food and drink.

Entry is free and the packed programme will run on both Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 August, from 11am to 5pm.

Parking costs £6 if booked in advance or £10 on the day.

For more information visit www.kite-festival.org.uk

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