Make a kite

Kites against the blue sky at the 2014 Dunstable Kite Festival, on the Dunstable Downs, Bedfordshire

‘I took my kite to Lyme Park – the best place is up by the Cage as you can get some wind and the ground is flat so you run along it pulling the kite behind you.’ - Mia McDade, aged 8

Make your own kite and see it soar across the skies. You don’t need many sticks for this, but you will need a few other things. Find out how to make a simple kite with our free guide (PDF / 0.916015625MB) download
Top tip: just add paint for a beautifully decorated flying machine.


Take your kite for a spin in these windy spots:
Dunstable Downs, Bedfordshire
Cage Hill, Lyme, Cheshire
White Horse Hill, Oxfordshire
Bembridge and Culver Downs, Isle of Wight
Portstewart Strand, County Londonderry
Minchinhampton and Rodborough Common, Gloucestershire
Powis Castle, Powys
Father and son flying a kite on Dunstable Downs

No. 7 Fly a kite 

When there's a bit of wind in the air it's the perfect time to enjoy no. 7 from the '50 things' challenges. So, if you haven't flown a kite before, what are you waiting for?