Flying high: Kites galore at Downhill Demesne on Sunday

Sara Longbottom who is an International kite maker from Herefordshire brought over for the Kite Festival at Downhill Demesne National Trust property. Picture by Bernie Brown
Sara Longbottom who is an International kite maker from Herefordshire brought over for the Kite Festival at Downhill Demesne National Trust property. Picture by Bernie Brown

Join the National Trust on Sunday, August 3 from 12noon to 5pm for some kite flying fun at Downhill Demesne, Castlerock.

The high-flying spectacle returns for its fourth year offering fun for the whole family as a kaleidoscope of kites fly over the stunning coastal estate.

Topping the bill will be an internationally acclaimed flying exhibitions including synchronised acrobatics and altitude sprints from the Fusion Kite team, whilst an array of animals and figures take to the skies, some as big as your house!

The festival isn’t just about watching the professionals - you can bring your own kite, make one on the day or buy one from our own shop and show off your kite flying skills and get tips from the professionals.

This promises to be a spectacular event full of colour and fun - so bring the family along and let’s go fly a kite.

Festival highlights will include Wild Geese display, Northern Ireland Blo-karting demonstrations, Segway Express demos, Cutting Edge Helicopters Pleasure flights, Harpist and photography exhibition in the temple + much much more.

To add to the festive atmosphere there will also be specialty food stalls, local crafts, hot and cold refreshments, Inflatable castles and a quad train in the kids’ area.

Marvel at the amazing displays of interesting shapes, sizes and colours of kites as the experts work their magic in the sky.

Bring your own kite and enjoy a fun packed day with attractions and entertainment for all the family.

If you don’t feel like flying a kite, then why not just come and join one of the most colourful and exciting events on the North Coast this summer.

What a great way to spend a summer day!

Normal site admission, National Trust members free.