Fly a Kite above the Skies of South West’s Iconic Grand Pier

A FAMILY of kite enthusiasts will be demonstrating their flying skills above the skies of Weston-super-Mare’s iconic Grand Pier.

The popular South West attraction will welcome Peter Powell, inventor of the famous 1970s Stunterkite, on Sunday August 9.

Peter and his sons Mark and Paul, who now lovingly produce the kites, will be demonstrating the art of flying the Stunterkite.

The trio will also be offering tutoring throughout the day to encourage young and old alike to get outdoors and enjoy the simple things in life.

 Mark Peter and Paul Powell with MK3 Stunter Kites

Mark Peter and Paul Powell with MK3 Stunter Kites

There will also be a kite display in the pier’s Coral Room where visitors can view various designs.

Peter said: “I am very conscious of the fact our next generation are spending too much time watching TV and playing games on the Internet.

“We just need to get our children to enjoy the outdoors. I know how much I enjoyed it, so come on and get flying.

“There is nothing better than getting outside and feeling the wind beneath our wings.

“I just want young people to get out there and enjoy flying a kite. It’s just so much healthy fun.”

Paul and Mark surprised their Dad last year with a new and updated version of the original kite, the Mark 3, which is more durable and capable of dealing with all the elements.

Paul Charalambous, Grand Pier General Manager, said: “We are delighted to welcome Peter and his sons to The Grand Pier to demonstrate the art of kite flying, as well as offering hands on tutoring to our visitors.

“As a family attraction we strive to offer enjoyable experiences for all the family and we are certain this kite flying experience will be fun for all ages.”

For further information visit or contact Nicola Gundy on 01242 525 410.

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