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Beeston Castle kite flying festival 16-17th June

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Let's Go Fly A Kite

Beeston Castle hosts kite festival 16, 17 June 2018

The skies above Beeston Castle will come alive with colour this weekend (16 and 17 June) as the team host their second kite festival in association with Infinite Arts.

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 practice the art of kite flying themselves.

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.

Visitor Kite Flying

Throughout the day, between 11am and 5pm, take the chance to make a Diamond Kite in our Kite workshops in the tents by the Visitor Centre. You can fly your kite here surrounded by the beautiful landscape of the Cheshire Countryside!

Expert Flying Displays

Between 11am and 5pm watch our live kite demonstrations from our team of experts. They'll showcase their colourful and unique designs as they take to the skies, at the top of the site .

Jester Performances

  • 11.30 Inflameia. Thrills, spills, danger and stupidity. Featuring fire-eating, fire-breathing, and fire juggling.
  • 1.30 Gravity Schmavity. It's manic, it's wacky, and, cor blimey, it's even zany!!! Proof that 30 years of practise have been wasted! Clubs, balls and knives flying through the air.
  • 3.30 Inflameia. Thrills, spills, danger and stupidity. Featuring fire-eating, fire-breathing, and fire juggling.

Meet our Experts

Meet international kite experts, see Beeston Castle website for more information

(Please note that all timings are approximate and some activities are weather dependent)

Free to English Heritage members; adults £8.50, Child (5-17) £5.10, Concession £7.70, Family £22.10. Purchase your tickets today using our online system or by calling our dedicated Ticket Sales Team on 0370 333 1183 (Mon -- Fri 8.30am -- 5.30pm, Sat 9am -- 5pm). Tickets will also be available to purchase at the event site on the day.

CLICK HERE to purchase tickets for the Kite Festival online.

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