Leominster/Hereford Kite Festival 2017

Saturday 15th July  and Sunday 16th July  2017

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.

Location

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.

Programme

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

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 bill.souten@mkf.org.uk.  

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 site.

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 details

Festival: Bill Souten – Midlands Kite Fliers
52 Shepherds Court, Droitwich Spa, Worcestershire, WR9 9DF
M 07840800830 or bill.souten@mkf.org.uk

Website: Peter Taylor - Hereford Kite Association
c/o Airdynamics. 13 Haston Close, Hereford HR4 0RX, United Kingdom
M 07720 034566 or peter@airdynamics.co.uk ( www.airdynamics.co.uk )

 

Other festivals

For other festivals, check www.kitecalendar.co.uk.