Go Fly A Kite At Streatham Common Kite Day

Laura Reynolds
By Laura Reynolds Last edited 34 months ago
Go Fly A Kite At Streatham Common Kite Day
Streatham Kite Festival 2010. Photo: Tom Powell

If we learnt anything from Mary Poppins, it was the sheer, unadulterated joy that can be had from flying a kite. The people of Streatham are clearly onto this too, as the Streatham Common Kite Day returns for the 18th year in May.

Visitors to the festival can watch displays of all manner of kites, including kites being flown synchronised in pairs, in teams and to music. Younger visitors will be particularly enthralled by the promised appearance of Smorg the Dragon.

If the displays inspire you, there'll be kite flying tuition going on, as well as a chance to buy kites and get tips and advice from experts. Best swot up on the rules before you take to the skies.

Elsewhere on the Common, food and drink stalls, an ice cream van, a bouncy castle, face painting and stalls run by local community groups will keep kite fans of all ages happy.

Streatham Common Kite Day takes place on 15 May 2016, 11am-5pm and is free to attend. While you're there, why not pop into this secret garden round the corner?

See also: where can't you fly a kite in London?

Last Updated 10 May 2016