19 photos of flying pigs, giant ladybirds and even Bertie Bassett at Bridlington Kite Festival

Bridlington Kite Festival organisers said they had their best ever turnout this year

The Bridlington Kite Festival took place this weekend with thousands of people from all over the country rushing to the East Yorkshire seaside town of Sewerby Fields to show off their kites.

The event returns after being cancelled last year due to the pandemic, but organisers say the event had the highest turnout ever with over 8,000 people attending the event.

It was rescheduled from its usual date in May so it could be held in person, it is expected to return to its usual date next year.

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The kite-flyers were thrilled for the day’s sunny weather as attendees came in from Essex, Wigan, Filey and Chesterfield for the event with their magnificent inflatable kites.

Kites ranging from flying pigs to octopi and even Bertie Basset took flight in the Bridlington wind.

Prior to the festival, Councillor Jane Evison, the East Riding’s portfolio holder for economic development and tourism, said: “We really looking forward to some of the world’s largest inflatable kites taking to the skies, above the dramatic cliffs of the East Yorkshire coast.

“Based on previous years’ festivals prior to the pandemic, this one promises to be the perfect family outing – bringing happy smiles to faces and a lot of memories to share.”

The festival has been running 10am to 5pm this weekend.

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