Kite Festival at Dunstable Downs

Kite festival at Dunstable Downs

Enjoy the fantastic atmosphere as you're dazzled by the professional kite team's show stopping displays. Why not come along and try and fly a kite?

Experience a high-flying weekend of thrills and spills as kites of all colours and sizes take to the skies over the dramatic landscape of the Dunstable Downs.

On Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 July the Dunstable Downs will host a show stopping display of kite acrobatics as professional teams of kite flyers show off their skills. 

And if you’re feeling inspired, why not have a go at flying a kite – we’ll have kite making activities for all the family, plus some of the best kite flyers on hand to give you tips on launching your kite and how to fly it once it’s up and away

Early birds welcome

The kite festivities will start around 11am each day and visitors needing accessible parking are advised to arrive from 10am as we’re expecting it to be a busy weekend.

When can we see the kite flying?

Enjoy fantastic, show stopping professional kite displays in the arena all day from 11am – 5pm Saturday 29 July and Sunday 30 July, wind condition dependent.

Fun for all the family

It's a great weekend for all the family. With the wonderful Usborne book stall, face painting, 50 Things before you're 11¾ tent and arena and kite making tent, there's plenty to entertain the little ones.

We recommend you come early as the event becomes busy from 12pm onwards.

Tasty treats

You're very welcome to bring a picnic please bring a rug or something to sit on. We've got food and drink treats galore including ice smoothies and ice cream cakes, tea and coffee, a BBQ and even gin tasting.  

Do I need to book or buy tickets?

No booking is required and normal admission charges apply (free for National Trust members). Please note that while we do our very best to welcome as many visitors as possible to the event, we are limited by available car parking during busy times.

Why is Dunstable Downs so special?

We think the chalk and grassland landscape here is really special and it’s recognised as an area of outstanding natural beauty (AONB). With stunning views and a prehistoric landscape, the Dunstable Downs and surrounding areas have been an integral part of Bedfordshire’s history and provide a perfect place for walking and getting closer to nature.