Kites will fill the skies above Therfield Heath next month for the annual Royston Kite Festival and historic vehicle show.

The event, sponsored by Royston Rotary Club, will be held on Sunday, August 6 from 10.30am to 4pm.

Last year's festival had great kite flying weather and attracted large crowds, which helped to raise £12,000 for various charities.

These included mental health charity Hertfordshire Mind Network and Hope and Homes - an international charity which helps orphaned children, especially now in Ukraine.

Rotarian Martin Berry said: "As always, there will be a fun fair, stalls, attractions and a spectacular kite flying display.

"Car parking is free and so is admission for children (under 14). And it’s still only £4 for adults! 


"But it’s not all watching. Children have their own session where they bring along their kites for flying in the main arena, or they will be able to make kites with their own designs.

"And of course there will be the highly popular Teddy Bear Drop – weather permitting.

"We are forever grateful to our sponsors – in particular Johnson Matthey; Royston First; Tees Law & NCPI - for their help and support.

"Without their generosity, the event could not take place."