Festival returns for third year

The kite festival is now in its third year
The kite festival is now in its third year

The skies above Sewerby Fields will be filled with dozens of colourful kites when a popular festival returns to Bridlington next month.

Bridlington Kite Festival will be held on Saturday, May 19, and Sunday, May 20, and will feature displays of some of the world’s largest inflatable kites flown by professional flyers.

There will also be sequences to music, the chance to have a go at flying a kite and children will be encouraged to bring their favourite soft toy for a parachute jump.

The owner of each bear will be presented with a certificate to reward them for their bravery.

The free, two-day festival is hosted by East Riding of Yorkshire Council and the Northern Kite Group and sponsored by the St Stephen’s Shopping Centre in Hull. It runs from 10am to 5pm each day.

There will also be fairground rides and a food village, with plenty of local produce on offer.

Cllr Richard Burton, cabinet portfolio holder for leisure, tourism and culture at the council, said: “Hosting this fantastic event is a real coup for both Bridlington and the wider East Riding, as it provides both residents and visitors with the opportunity to see some of the best kite displays in the world.”