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The Streatham Common Kite Day

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The Streatham Common Kite Day takes place on Sunday 7th April 2013. Head down for a mini festival packed full of kite flying and spectacular displays from a variety of enthusiasts as well as stalls selling kites and all things kite related. The Kite Day promises plenty of fun for all ages. The annual event is now in its 15th year, and sees kite enthusiasts from all over the country converge in south London for a day of competitions and demonstrations.

This year's kite day includes the large scale display kites flown by members of the Brighton Kite Fliers club, as well as synchronized kite flying choreographed to music, courtesy of Team Spectrum. There will also be Cascade kite displays to look forward to, and enthusiasts can visit the Highwaymen stall for kites and state of the art kite equipment.

For this fantastic day out you certainly don't need to go high-tech in order to get your kite into the air as plenty of visitors will be proudly flying basic sled kites knocked together with a bin-bag, a couple of sticks, some sticky tape and a bit of string. The festival organisers are encouraging everyone to bring along their own DIY kites for the day, and there'll be kite flying tuition available to help you master the basics.

A large number of food and drink stalls will be setting up shop for the day during the kite festival, so you can quench your thirst at the bar and then fill up on everything from a hog roast or Indian food to hot dogs, veggie chilli and pancakes. There is also a bouncy castle and face painting organised for kids.

Last year the festival saw around 5,000 people take part in all the events, and this year similar numbers are expected to turn out to watch all the solo routines, trick flyers and races. Keep your fingers crossed for a good wind and enjoy a day of high spirited fun when Kite Day makes a welcome return this spring.

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