The children haven't been put off going outside, the wind has been perfect for flying their stunt kite
and they have excellent waterproof coats and leggings - no such thing as bad weather, just the wrong clothes.
The festival featured some of the best kite flyers in the country, including Graham Lockwood from Huddersfield who is acknowledged to be the best in Europe at flying three two-line stunt kites
to music at the same time, and Ben Denton, an eight-year-old boy who flies a two-line stunt kite
I started to worry when instead of a Poppins-esque diamond shape with a tail of little bows, I saw a giant stunt kite
that looked big enough to carry both my children away.
Today, people enjoy kites in stunt kite
competitions and kite fighting contests.
With my little scope at 87x, I see about 30 stars, faint to very faint, arrayed in a 10' pattern that reminds me of a stunt kite
Body boarding in Trevone Bay, Cornwall, with three sons under ten and some nifty manoeuvres with a Peter Powell stunt kite
on the Lickey Hills.
For older children, Actionpack instructors are on hand to teach abseiling, football, netball, swimming and stunt kite
At many festivals, you can watch stunt kite
teams competing in precision and aerial ballet contests that resemble figure skating routines.
It was one of 30 balloons launched at the event, which also included game and food booths, a super slide, stunt kite
flyers, face painting and a petting zoo.
I know it's only January but as one of life's great procrastinators if I don't plan now I'll end up next Christmas Day elbow deep retrieving a stunt kite
, rollerskate and rat poison from the back of some other kitchen cupboard.
DAD will be blown away with a double-handed stunt kite
, pounds 9.