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Weymouth Kite Festival

If you want to experience a traditional English seaside holiday then Weymouth and Dorset are a perfect place to be. The Jurassic Coast is perfect for a family looking to enjoy a great holiday while not leaving the country. A great idea for a family holiday is to rent a holiday cottage. A holiday cottage in Dorset can act as a great relaxed family environment to base your holiday around. Many Dorset holiday cottages are in a good location for you to explore the region and its many attractions.

The Weymouth area has a wealth of events and attractions to enjoy for all of the family, whether it is a relaxing day on a sandy beach you want, sun bathing while the children play in the sand or riding the steam trains around the area or exploring the many attractions such as museums including a dinosaur museum and a tank museum. There are many coastal walks to enjoy along the Jurassic coast that are enjoyable, you could even take the children fossil hunting. During the 2011 Mayday Bank holiday weekend Weymouth will be home to the Weymouth Beach International Kite festival. The festival takes place on 30th April to 2nd May. The annual event often sees in excess of 40,000 visitors making the festival a great tourist attraction. The kite festival will feature a wide range of attractions as well as the many kites that will be flying including a fairground, live music, kite workshops, trade stands, kite flying arenas and a firework display. The 2011 Weymouth Kite Festival theme is going to be “Creatures of the sea and shore”. There will be kite flyers from all over the world including individuals and clubs such from as far as Holland. So for a UK holiday filled with fun head to Dorset!

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