Culture Trip 30- Kite Festival @ Newbiggin- by-the-Sea

It was during the Easter weekend that we visited Newbiggin-by-the-sea to see the Kite Festival take place.

Newbiggin is a  small coastal town in South East Northumberland. The town is famous for its

I had been to Newbiggin before but not for a very long time so it was nice to be back. We knew that the Kite Festival was on over Saturday and Sunday, we decided to go on Sunday.

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For more information about the Maritime Centre click here

As we walked along the beach, we could see the kites fly up in the sky. If I am honest it was so hot that day, I was not sure if there would be wind for the kites to fly but there was. I suppose being along the coast, it was windy enough for it works.

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Walking further along to see the Kites, it was fascinating to see the level of detail that has gone into them, from being colour to characters I could see what was flying up in the sky.

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We walked further along towards the Maritime Centre to see kite demonstrations and more and more kites.

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I had not realised that this was the 8th year of the Kite Festival and it was a joy to watch.

Along with the Kites, there was entertainment around the bandstand by Steel By The Sea

 

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I could have stood there all day just dancing to their songs, it was such a great sound.

Here, listen to it yourself- I bet your toe is tapping.

 

I and my family also explored the coastline and I am jealous of the caravans that are there as they have such a beautiful view.

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It was really nice to feel the sun and the wind breeze in my face and to appreciate Northumberland Coastlines.

In some of my kite photos, you may have seen a tiny glimpse of The Couple Sculpture by Sean Henry Now I did not get a close up of it because of where it is in the sea.

But there is a mini sculpture near the park on the beach for you to see.

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They do detailed and lifelike. I did want to take a photo of what they were looking out too but other people wanted to take photos so I did not want to take up too much time. Ahh the problems for us bloggers.

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It was such a lovely day out at Newbiggin, I would like to go back again in the summer perhaps.

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For more information about Newbiggin click here 

 

One thought on “Culture Trip 30- Kite Festival @ Newbiggin- by-the-Sea

  1. Ah that’s probably the same day I went to Seaton Sluice! It was so warm we walked there from Shiremoor, that kite festival looks super cool though!

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