Hundreds of people headed to Burnham-On-Sea beach at the weekend to take part in the town’s fourth annual Kite Festival.

The two-day free event saw demonstrations and displays taking place with many visitors taking the chance to fly a range of kites with the help of experts.

Despite a blustery weekend of weather, organiser Gaynor Brown says it was well attended.

“We had hundreds of people come along over the two days,” she told

“While we had too much wind for all our kites, it was great to see so many being launched into the skies and people enjoying a lot of fun flying them.”

She added that a night glow kite flying session on Saturday evening was among the new attractions. She also thanked Burnham Pavilion for its support as a sponsor.

Flags and bunting lined Burnham’s Esplanade for the weekend event

Visitors were able to try out various kites during the weekend

This couple headed from Yorkshire to visit the festival

Kite buggies were also in action over the weekend (photo Ian Brown)

A range of shapes were launched into the skies during the two-day festival

Several competitions were held and Sarah, 8, a pupil at St Andrew’s School, won the prize for flying the highest kite

Illuminated kites were launched into the skies on Saturday evening

An illuminated lighthouse kite was among the flying shapes!

Families joined in by flying kites on the beach over the two days

Organisers are already working on plans for a fifth festival next summer, with the dates to be determined by the tide times

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What’s on in Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge