This weekend should see the skies awash with colour during Beeston Castle's first ever Kite Festival.
An international cast of expert kite-flyers will descend on the castle over the weekend, offering a unique showcase of their skills with a riot of flying colour above the castle, and music, commentary and kite-flying tips to accompany the displays.
Alongside watching the expert showcases in the skies over the castle, budding young flyers will also be invited to make their own kite in the company of a professional and learn the art of kite flying themselves.
"Beeston Castle's first ever kite festival is set to be a feast of flying fun" said Beeston Castle Site Manager, Kate Potter. "Our 40-acres of castle and parkland are a perfect setting for kite flying, so we've invited experts from around the country and the world to test their skills. With views of eight counties from the top of the castle the kites, it's a perfect spot for flying, and the kites will be visible for miles around. Plus, for those looking to get more hands-on there will be opportunities to make and fly your own kites in the castle grounds."
With views across eight counties and a wealth of woodland trails to explore, Beeston's 'castle on the rock' is the perfect place to visit this summer. As well as attending the kite festival, visitors will learn about the castle's prehistoric settlers, wander the trails where kangaroos entertained Victorian visitors and gaze into a well which reputedly holds Richard II's treasure.
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The event runs through both Saturday and Sunday from 11.00am-5.00pm.
*Kite Making Workshops -- 11.00am-1.00pm & 2pm-4.00pm
*Visitor Kite Flying -- 11.00am-5.00pm
*Expert Flying Displays -- 11.00am-5.00pm
We look forward to seeing you.