Kite Festival 2019

This high-flying spectacle returns for its 9th year, bigger and better than ever, offering fun for the whole family as a kaleidoscope of kites adorn the skies over this stunning coastal estate. Topping the bill will be internationally acclaimed flying exhibitions including synchronised acrobatics and altitude sprints, whilst an array of animals and figures take to the skies, some as big as your house!

Let's Go Fly a Kite

Kite Festival is back for SEVEN days in 2019. Yes, you read that right - a full WEEK of kite-flying fun! Join us between the Monday 29 July – Sunday 4 August for some amazing kite flying fun at Portstewart Strand and Downhill Demesne.

This high-flying spectacle returns for its 9th year, bigger and better than ever, offering fun for the whole family as a kaleidoscope of kites adorn the skies over the beautiful beach and stunning coastal estate. Topping the bill will be internationally acclaimed flying exhibitions including synchronised acrobatics and altitude sprints, 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 shop and show off your kite flying skills or 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!

To add to the festive atmosphere there will also be specialty food stalls, local crafts, trampolines, army vehicles, helicopter rides, a quad train, bird trail guided walk and more!

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.

Monday 29 July – Wednesday 31 July
Kite Flying at Portstewart Strand (12 noon – 5pm) Join the Ocean Warriors and the team at the Strand as they help you to build your kite and show you how to fly it in the safety of the wide open beach. Bring your own or buy a kite, build it and watch kite flying demonstrations.

Thursday 1 August
Bird Trail at Bishop's Gate (12 noon – 5pm) Self-led bird-themed nature trail through the gardens at Bishop's Gate.

Friday 2 August
Bird Trail at Bishop's Gate (12 noon – 5pm) Self-led bird-themed nature trail through the gardens at Bishop's Gate.

Go Fly your Kite at Downhill Demesne (11am – 5pm) Join the team from 'Go Fly Your Kite' to design, build and then learn to fly your own creation. There will be 4 classes restricted to 20 people per class.

11am - 12 noon
12.30pm - 1.30pm
2pm - 3pm
3.30pm - 4.30pm

Normal Site Admission Applies + £5 per child.

Booking Online Essential - https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/go-fly-your-kite-workshop-tickets-65033283301 

Saturday 3 August - Sunday 4 August
Kite Flying at Downhill Demesne (12 noon – 5pm) Award winning kite displays, stunt kite performances, and synchronised kite teams, plus kites as big as your house!!! Specialty food market, craft stalls, helicopter rides, quad pods, army vehicles and demos, make your own kite, trampolines, climbing wall, army WW11 vehicles, glider.

What a great way to spend a summer day!

Normal Site Admission Applies
National Trust Members Free
 

For more information:
visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk/downhilldemesne or find us on Facebook.com/DownhillNationalTrust