Annual Sewerby kite festival to take flight this weekend

This weekend (Saturday, 6 and Sunday, 7 May) will see the sky over Sewerby Fields, in Bridlington, awash with colourful kites as part of a two-day festival.

Hosted by East Riding of Yorkshire Council, Bridlington Tourism Association (BTA) and the Northern Kite Group, the event, subject to reasonable wind and weather conditions, will see a number of internationally-renowned experts put on a display to entertain local residents and visitors to the resort.

Last year was a great success, with an estimated 15,000 visitors across the weekend. Because of this, the festival is expanding to include over a dozen local food stalls selling a range of street food and drinks, creating a picnic element for families wanting something to eat while they watch the kites overhead.

The food village, organised by Eat Yorkshire Enterprise, will include traders such as Scarborough Creperie, Redcliffe Farm Hog Roast, The Gingerbread House,. Crofts Chocolates Rustic Baking, Three Little Pigs, Yorkshire Wagyu, Rose Cottage, Picklin’ Ric, Kettlecorn NY, GWS Fisheries and Coffee on the Go.

The event will run from 10am-5pm and is free to enter.

Displays will include some of the world’s largest inflatable kites flown by professional flyers, teams of two and four line kite flyers performing sequences to music and a chance for members of the public, particularly children, to have a go at flying some of the kites (loaned and supervised in the arena).

Children will also be encouraged to bring their favourite soft toy for a parachute jump. The teddy will be given a parachute and hoisted up a rig and float gently down from a great height. The owner of each bear will be presented with a certificate to reward them for their bravery.

For further information about event, visit www.eyevents.co.uk or follow @EYorksEvents on Twitter.

For more about the Northern Kite Group, visit www.nkg.org.uk

Sewerby Fields

Onlookers Driffield

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