Leominster/Hereford Kite Festival 2016
Saturday 16th July and Sunday 17th July 2016
The Leominster/Hereford Kite Festival returns once again! It's a laid-back friendly festival showcasing some of the best sport and single line kites. It's for kite enthusiasts and for the public to come along and watch – and to bring along a kite and join in.
The festival is at Berrington Hall, a National Trust property near Leominster, a few miles north of Hereford city.
Berrington Hall nr Leominster, Herefordshire HR6 0DW
From Hereford, head north on the A49; Berrington Hall is 3ml north of Leominster on the west side of the A49.
For more info, click on The Berrington Hall website
The flying site will be on the lawns leading down to the lake.
PUBLIC ACCESS: Members of the public are welcome to come along, watch or fly a kite.
The site is on National Trust property, so there is an admission charge, which also includes the Hall and Gardens which are well worth a visit.
KITE CLUB MEMBERS: Please contact Bill Souten in advance for a car pass otherwise the National Trust will ask you to pay for admission.
We'll be running this as a very informal fly-in - so come along and do your thing!
There's plenty of space for flying. All events are subject to wind, so the programme will be flexible.
The fly-in starts at 12.00 and runs until 5.00pm (ish).
Camping will be available at the site, only for Kite Club members. Please note that this is a National Trust site, so camping must be booked in advance. Please call Bill Souten on 07840 800830 or e-mail email@example.com.
Camping available Friday (access from 5pm), Saturday and
Sunday nights, but campers must leave before 10am Monday morning. Cost
of camping £5.00 for one night, £10.00 for two or three nights.
As it is a National Trust property no fires or BBQ's on
The camping/parking passes entitle the named holder to
two complementary tickets to visit the Hall.
Saturday evening we are planning a meal for all the flyers - curry from the local Indian restaurant is the most likely option.
Usual arrangements for toilet facilities - we have access to the Berrington Hall facilities during the day, portable toilets overnight - but please note there are no showers on site.
There are some other camping sites locally if you want to extend your stay in Hereford, and plenty of B&B options is you don't fancy camping.
Contact detailsFestival: Bill Souten – Midlands Kite Fliers
52 Shepherds Court, Droitwich Spa, Worcestershire, WR9 9DF
M 07840800830 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Website: Peter Taylor - Hereford Kite Association c/o Airdynamics. PO Box 22, Hereford HR4 8UW, United Kingdom M 07720 034566 D 01432 379250 or email@example.com ( www.airdynamics.co.uk )
For other festivals, check www.kitecalendar.co.uk.