Kites for Kids flying high in Dubbo

Josh Chandler, Darcy Callinan and Ryan Memorey were front and centre getting the kites ready for Kites for Kids Day. Photo: BELINDA SOOLE

Josh Chandler, Darcy Callinan and Ryan Memorey were front and centre getting the kites ready for Kites for Kids Day. Photo: BELINDA SOOLE

FOUR hundred kites will be seen in the skies of Dubbo on Sunday, August 20, at the annual Kites for Kids event. 

Raising awareness for early intervention the event will be held from 11am to 2pm at Jubilee Oval. 

A kite kit will cost $2 and include string and stickers for the children to decorate the kites before they test their skills in the sky. 

There will be a number of other free activities available including a jumping castle, face painting, Zumba and iki fit. 

Josh Chandler, Ryan Memorey and Molly Quilty with some of the kites. Photo: BELINDA SOOLE

Josh Chandler, Ryan Memorey and Molly Quilty with some of the kites. Photo: BELINDA SOOLE

Local facilitator Lorna Brennan said flying a kite was something almost all children could do and it was a great day for mums, dads and grandparents to bring the children along for a day together. 

“We haven’t been up at Jubilee Oval for a few years, but we are hoping the wind will be a bit better up there,” Ms Brennan said. 

Dubbo is the only city that continues to hold a Kites for Kids event. 

“The services in Dubbo really got on board with it, and so we have stuck with it. People really miss it if it isn’t on – one year it rained and we had to reschedule the date so people could come along.” 

A special guest on the day will be the secretary of Kites Australia who will bring a number of kites along to showcase for the families. 

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