There are some great benefits to living where we do.

The view.

Living close to family.

Plenty of space for N to play in.

Get kids outdoors with kite flying and nest building - Bubbabue and me

The downside is that it’s pretty breezy because there’s no shelter from other houses or hedges etc. The bonus of that of course, is that it’s great for flying kites.  When I say kites, I mean easy light ones, not massive stunt kites.  I think we’d have to go up our hills to use those.

We have had a couple of nice warm, sunny days recently and got out in the garden for some fresh air.  We’ve never replaced the trampoline that got destroyed in the storms a couple of years ago which was a shame, but there’s still usually plenty for N to do.  But he said he was bored so I suggesting getting his kite out.

trying to fly the kite

A couple of years ago I put these parafoil pocket kites in his party bags and they’re great for children.  They’re light, easy to store, and are really easy to get off the ground.  Well, if you’re taller than a 6 year old it seems.

N gave it a good go, but the grass is still really boggy at the moment so couldn’t really go round the side of the house where you catch more of the wind.  So after a few attempts I was left to it while he went off to cut the grass and then build a pretty impressive nest.

bringing out a box for grass

cutting grass with scissors

a homemade nest

protecting the nest
Yes, covering up his nest to stop it blowing away or being damaged

I love flying kites. I find it really relaxing and it’s satisfying to keep them up in the air. Although I think I need to upgrade to a double handle one so I can practise a bit more than just having it flying upright.  The awkward bit is trying to get a photo at the same time.

kite flying in the sun

Hopefully we’ll get some more kite flying in soon – and I must remember to take a couple on our upcoming summer camping trip for the campsite and beach.

To celebrate Spring and hopefully some better weather, I’m giving away 2 of these pocket kites (*affiliate link, colours may vary).  All you need to do is tell me Where you would fly a kite and who with in the comments below, complete your entry in the rafflecopter widget.  There are bonus entries if you want extra entries.

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167 Comments

  1. Naina clayton

    I I would take my husband and son to Ruislip Lido and we would fly the kites by the man made lido.

  2. Brenda Wilkes

    We live close to Dartmoor and would love to fly the kite against such a spectacular backdrop.

  3. Adrian Bold

    We live near the Lake District so I’d take my nephew there to fly it.

  4. Eve ogden

    For my nephew to fly in our garden and the beach when we take him there

  5. Lisa Pond

    Our 2 year old little girl on the beach 🙂

  6. Jayne Townson

    If I won this lovely prize I would fly the kite in the local park and on our local beach, with my three children. Thanks for the giveaway.

  7. Emma Davison

    I would give it to my friend’s little boy so that he could fly it in the garden

  8. Matt Brasier

    With my little niece in the local park!

  9. Hayley Todd

    I would fly this fabulous kite with my daughter’s on the beautiful beaches on the Lleyn Peninsula.

  10. Julie Scattergood

    We’d take it to the Isle of Wight with us. There is plenty of room near the cottage we are staying in. Might also get to fly it on the beach

  11. laura pyper

    would take the kids to the park with it 🙂

  12. Julie Edwards

    I would love to fly this kite in Whitby with my family. Even though they are older you are never too old to fly a kite!!

  13. Carly Belsey

    At Stone Bay, the beach round the corner from us, with both of my kiddies 🙂

  14. Craig Rogers

    With my 4 year old son up on the Downs next to the Clifton Suspension Bridge in Bristol. He has never flown a kite but is mad about them so this would be perfect.

  15. Caroline Bourne

    At the top of the Malverns Hills with my nephew

  16. Marie Rule

    I would fly it with our daughters when we go on holiday.

  17. MICHELLE Stewart

    The beach and watch my dog try to catch it

  18. Emma Louise Elliott

    I would fly the kite at my local rec with my daughter and fiancé xxx

  19. Theresa Alison

    We have a park by us it’s called Hickman Park plenty of room to fly a kite and I’d go with my son Ben

  20. Jamie C Millard

    i’d fly it down the esplanade with my nephews

  21. kate kathurima

    in August we are going on holiday to Brean my 2 children and 4 nieces and nephews so would fly with them on the beach

  22. Juliet Wilson

    I would fly it on holiday in June, on the beach, we’re going to South Wales. My son has never flown a kite before so he would love that!

  23. Sam Parkes

    We live right next door to a common so I would take my 8yr old daughter over there to fly a kite.

  24. Lisa Wilkinson

    At the local pastureland with our little girl

  25. Joanna Kasznicki

    at the beach with my partner and 2 sons

  26. Angela Kelly

    I would take my nephew to fly this kite on the field outside my house. He hasn’t flown a kite yet but I think it’s something every child should do at some point.

  27. Dale Dow

    I would take my boys to the top of Arthurs seat in Edinburgh and fly the kite there

  28. lucinda duxbury

    at our local park with my daughter, last time we flew a kite we were on blackpool beach, it was perfect!

  29. with my daughter (who loves running) and at the nearby park – it has huge and safe running area

  30. We’d take it on days out, like to Whitby, or Scarborough 🙂

  31. Rachel Craig

    In an area where I have seen others fly their kites with great success. I would take my sister with me.

  32. Hazel Murphy

    I would give it to my husband to fly with our granddaughter , he is a big kite fan.

  33. Sheri Darby

    In the playing fields behind our house with my sons

  34. Rachel white

    We are also lucky to live in a very open area so it would be all of us in competition to see who could keep it up the longest

  35. JULIE WARD

    There are loads of fields near my sons and grandsons house so I would think there

  36. Mike Williams

    I would practice flying my kite with my son in the country park near our house and then on the beach in Menorca for our summer holiday.

  37. Rebecca Howells (@PeanutHog)

    Local country park and beach with niece and nephew.

  38. ELZBIETA ZNYK

    For my daughter, she loves to spend time outside.

  39. Emma Wolski

    My nephew in there newly finished garden!

  40. Victoria Prince

    To the park with my friends children 🙂 I have never managed to master kite flying so hopefully would get off the ground!

  41. Shirley A Evans

    I would fly it on The Lickey Hills with my Grandchildren

  42. Nicola McC

    I’d love to fly it with my nephew in the local park!

  43. Kimberley Ryan

    I would take my children on to the local hills, it is always perfect kite flying weather

  44. Claire Elizabeth Noke

    We’d to St annes beach as a family (me, him and our 3 kiddiwinks) xx

  45. melissa crowe

    In the big field behind our house with my two boys,

  46. Patricia Avery

    With the grandchildren at Ferry Meadows, Country Park, Peterborough 🙂

  47. michelle o'neill

    with my grandaughter on dunstable downs x

  48. Margaret GALLAGHER

    Our local country park which is 10monutes away
    My 3 nephew’s would be delighted

  49. Eliza james

    I’d fly it with my 2 lil ones in one of the fields we live by, luckily we live in wales so plenty of open spaces ❤

  50. Jo Hutchings

    I’d fly one with my little boy in our local park although I think my husband would probably want to help too!

  51. Danni Cresswell

    I would fly these with my two boys on the beach in Cornwall x

  52. Sandra Cloud

    I would fly my kite with the Grandchildren in the new forest.

  53. Natalie Turner

    I would go and fly this kite with my 5 year old niece at our local National Trust property which has a big garden. She loves kites and we split our sides laughing trying to get one into the air last year 🙂

  54. Katy Malkin

    Our toddler has never flown a kite so I’d be showing her!

  55. Hannah Scudder

    I would fly it with my son at our local park.

  56. Fiona Rennie

    I would fly it in the park with my son and partner

  57. Cheryl Price

    we are off on holiday rented a cottage in Snowdon… Me husband and children would have lots of fun on the beach 🙂

  58. Nicola Marshall

    At the park with my son and daughter.

  59. Melissa Lee

    I’d fly the kite with my nephews. They would love to take it out on the fields near my house in the Forest of Dean

  60. Spencer Broadley

    You are very lucky to live where you do – it all looks fantastic – although I expect it must be hard work to keep the farm going!!! I used to live in similar surroundings in Yorkshire, although not on a farm, and found the open fields/moors/rivers/canals great pl aces to play with friends. As long as N is aware of dangers from the countryside then he will be a great son all the time . I was never kept to rules on where and what to do and benefited (although that was a long time ago now!!) – I wish you, N and your hubby all the best. Obviously age is a factor on what/where you can let him go.

    • Thanks Spencer. It is a great place to let kids explore. Round by us it’s just the animals to watch out for really.

  61. Jenny Harlow

    I would go to the local beach and watch my husband teach our son

  62. I’d fly the kite on the playing field by the windy moorside. I’d take my nephew and nieces.

  63. Natalie Crossan

    On Brighton seafront with my daughter xx

  64. Victoria Dennis

    I’d like to fly a kite at New Brighton by the beach with my three nephews.

  65. ADEINNE TONNER

    I would fly it in a nice park in Edinburgh with my family

  66. Jade Hewlett

    I’d fly it in the park with my cousins

  67. Victoria N

    I’d fly it in the local park with my daughter

  68. West Bay beach (where they film Broadchurch) is great for kite flying! I’d go with my daughter

  69. Isabell Whitenstall

    I would fly my kite with my grandchildren at the Rising Sun Country park where there is a large hill and plenty on wind.

  70. Paul Halling

    probably over the ‘Ham’ in Tewkesbury with nephews/nieces

  71. Lorraine Stone

    Near Watergate Bay beach, with my nephew and niece.

  72. amy bondoc

    with my nieces and nephews when we go for a walk 🙂

  73. Sharon Worsley

    my husband and my little boy whilst on holiday!

  74. Kelly E Hirst

    I’d fly it at some fields local to us where there’s plenty of space

  75. stuart hargreaves

    WITH MARY POPPINS OF COURSE, MALHAM COVE WOULD BE NICE

  76. Jo Carroll

    We’d have to compete with all the ‘drone’ flyers in our local park…it’s like heathrow somedays 😉 x

  77. Elizabeth Hinds

    I would fly it on our local moors with my daughters 🙂

  78. Aaron Worth

    I would fly it on the playing field that my house backs onto, with my son and daughter.

  79. Ann-Marie Gould

    in the local park with my niece and nephew

  80. Tee simpson

    In our local playing field with the kids and hubby

  81. Lorna Ledger

    With my lovely nephew at the local park, the park is round the corner and up a hill, so it’s nice and windy x

  82. Ray Dodds

    It’s my grandson in Pymmes Park Edmonton

  83. Laura Pritchard

    With my 6 year old son in Oxford’s South Parks.

  84. Tony Metcalfe

    In some local fields, with my nephew Michael.

  85. kim plant

    on the Wrekin in telford with my family xx

  86. Martina Pichova

    We live near a pond with lots of green space around and also near Malvern Hills so there is plenty of spaces to fly a kite. I would do it with my kids, of course…

  87. Lorraine Kirk

    I would take my little boy to his grandma’s house. It’s on top of a hill so plenty of wind to fly the kite there!

  88. Sarah prescott

    On the beach with my daughter and husband

  89. Sue McCarthy

    I don’t have any children but would love to win this prize for charity, to go to Romania.

  90. Spencer Broadley

    With my 2 sons. There is a place nearby on top of Reigate Hill with a great vast open space and would get the wind being a high place

  91. Tracy Nixon

    On our local beach with my children and our dog!

  92. Harline Parkin

    Id go with my grandson William to rothervalley country park where I live near

  93. Sarah Mackay

    I would take it to the beach with my daughter

  94. Rhia Drew

    I would fly it on Weston-super-Mare beach with my nieces 🙂

  95. Angie McDonald

    I’d fly it with my niece and nephew!

  96. Susan Lloyd

    I would take the kite to the beach and fly it with my 3 girls x

  97. emma walters

    would love to take it to the seaside at easter with the children 🙂

  98. Peter Watson

    I would fly the kite in my local park with my grandaughter

  99. abigail edkins

    Id fly it at our local country park with my lillie pops

  100. Jules Eley

    I would love to fly it in Cornwall with my 4 kids 🙂

  101. melanie stirling

    In my mum and dad’s garden with my nephew and niece.

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