Kids Fun: Kite Fest!

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Posted: March 03, 2020

Kite flying is sadly a bit of dying art these days – for many families, at least. And yet it’s a wonderful experience for kids (and adults), and a formative part of growing up in some cultures. In countries like Afghanistan and India, kite flying is a fiercely competitive sport, with combatants trying to ‘cut’ their opponents’ kites.

The Kenya Kite Festival, an altogether more gentle approach to kite flying, is back again this March for its seventh year. Although kite flying is by no means just for kids, this picnic-style event is a brilliant place to bring the children (we’d recommend four years old and up to get the full benefit) and their friends, and let them try their hand at this challenging and skilled sport.

You can either bring your own kite, or buy one at the venue. Besides the kites, there will be food and drink served throughout the day, as well as live music. Don’t forget to bring a kanga or a blanket. March 15. 11-6pm. Nairobi Polo Grounds.



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