Royston Kite Festival
This annual event is held on Therfield Heath at Royston and is the Clubs “Flagship” event of the year bringing in thousands of spectators from the area. It is always held on the first Sunday of August and this year it is being held on Sunday 7th August 2022 10.30am and 4.30pm .
Sir Oliver Heald, MP for North East Hertfordshire, and Councillor Mary Antony, the Mayor of Royston, will be joining the thousands of spectators for a truly family day out to see a huge variety of kites being flown by organised and professional teams. Children, too, will be joining in with their own kites, many of them made to their own designs. Also for children there will be a variety of fairground rides as well as the famous teddy bear parachute drop.
Rotary is inviting dozens of stallholders for the day selling a variety of goods, and there will be a choice of food stalls and ice cream vans.
Alongside the festival, the annual Historic Vehicle Show will also be making a return to the Heath. The show, organised by Rotarian Ray Munden, attracts families from all over the region to see the classic vehicles. Here, too, there are special interests for children, from Army Jeeps to a veteran tractor.
The festival is a charity event which donates thousands of pounds annually to good causes. This year the proceeds after costs will go to two charities, Hope and Homes, which assists families in need, chosen by Royston Rotary President Peter Mitton, and the Hertfordshire Mind Network, supporting positive mental health and wellbeing across the county, selected by the past President Steve Higginbotham. Entry is £4 per person for all over 14s, with no charge for children under that age. There is extensive car parking, also free.