Fun of the air at Moss Bank 


A walking, roaring dinosaur will have visitors running for cover at Bolton’s annual Kite Festival.

Bolton Council is urging residents to come along to the event in Moss Bank Park, on Sunday, August 12, between 12pm and 5pm.

As well as fabulous kites of all shapes and sizes taking to the air, this year organisers have secured the services of a 12ft lifesize dinosaur, which will provide visitors with a close encounter of a scary kind!

A kite display from the Kite Collective display team and members of the Northern Kite Group will include single line kites of all shapes and sizes, ranging from a massive 30 metre long inflatable Octopus, down to intricate appliquéd kites.

Children will be able to make their own colourful kite at a kite workshop and then be able to join in the spectacle themselves. Spectators will also be able to purchase kites from a specialist kite trader attending the event, who will be giving advice on which kite will suit them best as well as flying tips.

Street performers and musicians including a fire eater; a one-man circus show; a fortune teller and a whole range of local bands will also entertain. People will also be able to visit the newly renovated rock garden, which has a new bridge, seating and plants.

Bolton Council’s Cabinet Member for Neighbourhood and Community Services, Councillor Akhtar Zaman, said: “The kite festival is a fantastic event which we hope will appeal to both young and old and we urge everyone to come along and enjoy a fun-packed day out.

“This year as well as children flying their kites, they will be able to come face to face with a real live dinosaur! Adults will be able to watch the stunning kite display and enjoy listening to the music. We hope that both Boltonians and visitors to the town will continue to use and appreciate Bolton’s beautiful parks and open spaces.”

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