The North East Kite Fliers is an open group whose main aim is to promote the hobby and sport of kite building and kite flying in the North East of England.
Kite flying can be peaceful and relaxing or it can be fast and demanding. There is something for everybody to learn and enjoy, and friendships to be made and renewed.
NEKF organise events where we fly kites we have made or acquired and share our knowledge with each other. In the summer we go to a number of festivals to demonstrate our kites and skills. We welcome anyone to join in our activities regardless of age or experience, and we cater for everyone from the absolute beginner up to the most experienced kite flyer. We have members who are interested in all kinds of kiteflying: single line, multiple line, kite traction. Beginners in all these activities are particularly welcome.
At the present time (March 2020) it is not possible to say when our next event may be because of the current government restrictions. The advice given to kite clubs may be found here.
It is still lawful for an individual to fly a kite as an individual as part of their daily permitted exercise but the Club is not allowed to hold any events. We shall post here when the situation changes with an updated list of events; but this may not be for some time.
The group offers its services to put on static and flying displays at public events. We own the European Air Gallery, which is one of the finest collections of art kites in Europe.
For more information or to join NEKF, visit our contact page.