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

Kite flying and nest building – kite giveaway

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.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

  1. UK entry only
  2. Giveaway closes 11.59pm 23rd April 2017
  3. Entries will be validated according to the rules of entry
  4. There are 2 parafoil pocket kite prizes
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  9. Prizes will be sent out within 30 days of receiving postal details, via Royal Mail
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  1. I I would take my husband and son to Ruislip Lido and we would fly the kites by the man made lido.

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

  3. 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.

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

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

  6. 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

  7. 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!!

  8. 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.

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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!

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

  13. 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.

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

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

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

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

  18. 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

  19. 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.

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

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

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

  23. 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 ❤

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

  25. 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 🙂

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

  27. 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

  28. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

  35. 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

  36. 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…

  37. 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!

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

  39. 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

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