Go fly a kite at Berrington Hall, the beautiful National Trust property near to Leominster as they celebrate Hereford and Leominster Kite Festival on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 July.
The skies above ‘Capability’ Brown’s final landscape will come alive with colour as flying enthusiasts expertly guide their kites through the air. Visit the marquee in the front field to discover the fascinating history of kite-flying, which originated in China almost 2000 years ago. From ancient tradition to modern-day pastime, kite-flying remains a hugely popular activity. But they haven’t always revolved around leisure; during the eighteenth-century, kites aided the field of science and discovery and in 1752, they helped to prove that lightning was electricity.
Visitors are encouraged to bring their own kites along and join in with the experts as they glean some useful hints and tips on how to bring the sky to life. Visitor Experience Manager, Ana Vaughan, says: “Berrington provides the perfect backdrop for the Kite Festival. With its sweeping views and seamless landscape, it’s as if ‘Capability’ Brown designed his parkland for kite-flying.”
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