The first National Family Week will run from 25 to 31 May to celebrate family life. With a bank holiday marking the first day of National Family Week, there’s no better time to spend the day outdoors together.
Flying a kite is great fun and provides a no (or low) cost day out for the whole family.
Pom-Bear’s top tips for flying your kite:
- Check that your kite is put together correctly, or it may not fly.
- Stand with your back to the wind.
- Hold your kite up by the bridle point and let the line out. If there is sufficient wind, your kite will go right up. Let the kite fly away from you a little, then pull in on the line as the kite points up so it will climb. Repeat this until your kite gains sufficient height to find a good steady wind.
- If there is a light wind, ask a family member to help by taking the kite downwind and holding it up until you signal to let go.
- If the kite sinks tail first, there might not be enough wind. If it comes down headfirst or spins, there might be too much wind. Adding tails to your kite helps it remain stable in stronger winds and looks great!
This year Pom-Bear is learning how to fly a kite and PWT has ten Pom-Bear kite sets worth over £10 to giveaway. Each set contains a Pom-Bear pocket kite plus a multipack of Pom-Bear teddy shaped potato snacks for your kids to enjoy as part of a balanced diet.
For a chance of receiving a Pom-Bear kite set click here. The winners will be the senders of the first ten emails opened at random after 6pm on Friday 12 June 2009
Visit www.pom-bear.co.uk for information about kite flying, and for your children to join the Pom-Bear club and play fun games. Pom-Bear is also giving away special edition kites every hour from 18 May to 18 August – see promotional packs for details.