Let’s go fly a kite!


If you're looking for a good way to celebrate the arrival of summer with the family, then head on down to Streatham Common's Kite day this June, a mini festival jam-packed with kite flying and spectacular displays.

Now in its 15th year, this annual event attracts a whole host of enthusiasts, who will be coming down to showcase some brilliant displays and take part in various competitions.

Last year the day long festival attracted around 5,000 people, all of whom took part in all the events on offer.

Similar numbers are expected this year, and it's safe to say that everyone will be keeping their fingers crossed for a strong high wind.

Highlights of the festival include the huge display of kites flown by member of the Brighton kite fliers club, as well as a musically choreographed display from Team Spectrum.

As if that's not enough, visitors will also be treated to a Cascade kite display.

There will also be a wide selection of stalls selling anything related to kites, including the well-known Highwaymen stall. This is indeed a day that the whole family will enjoy.

Although the equipment on sale will undoubtedly appeal to kite enthusiasts, it is worth bearing in mind that you do not necessarily need to hi-tech to get your kite into the air.

In fact, there are bound to be plenty of revellers at the festival proudly flying kites that have been pitched together using a bin bag, a couple of sticks and some string.

There will also be a number of food and drink stalls present, ideal for those looking to quench their thirst or fill up on a hog roast. 

For the kids, there's also a bouncy castle and face painting, along with a Dr. Bike stall for the information and advice one needs about bicycles.

The Streatham Common Kite Day takes place from 11am – 5pm, Sunday April 7th 2013. Admission is free.