Heath Common kite festival will brighten up the skies

Kite Festival at Heath Common: Pat Emslie of Cleethorpes.
Kite Festival at Heath Common: Pat Emslie of Cleethorpes.

KITES of all shapes and sizes will take to the skies on Sunday.

Wakefield Kite Festival returns to Heath Common, between the city and Normanton, from 10am to 4pm.

As well as professional kite flyers showing off their skills and funky designs, children will be able to make their own flying contraptions during creative workshops.

Stalls selling cakes and refreshments will also be on offer, along with free parking.

Previously the festival has been organised by charity Faceless.

But due to a lack of funding they were unable to host this years event and it has been taken on by Warmfield cum Heath Parish Council in association with Wakefield Council.

Council chairman Joe Fisher said: “It should be a colourful day with some big kites.

“It is a great opportunity for families to come down and see the professional kites as well as allow their children to make their own.

“Heath Common is always a vibrant place and we hope to see plenty of people enjoying the fresh air.”

“The parish council took on the event to preserve it and we will probably hold it in the future.”