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Learn to make a kite

Come along to a Kite Day

Published: 12 April 2018
  • Out and About's Gabrielle Hornblow can show you how to make a kite.
  • Gabrielle Hornblow from the Out and About team shows how her kite flies. 

Out and About's Gabrielle Hornblow grew up making kites – and now she's passing these skills onto a new generation of young people.

Gabrielle says the Kite Days bring back lots of good memories from her own childhood.

"I grew up building and flying kites with my grandfather, so I really enjoy kite days. I think it's a really special opportunity to give children of this generation a fun activity outdoors."

The Out and About programme is funded by eight local boards: Māngere-Ōtāhuhu, Ōtara-Papatoetoe, Manurewa, Papakura, Franklin, Howick, Puketāpapa and Albert-Eden.

The next three events will be in the April school holidays in Weymouth and Māngere Bridge on 18 April and Waiuku on 24 April. Gabrielle says the events run rain or shine and are a good chance for young people to learn an activity they can use to enjoy our many great parks.

"Children really enjoy making kites and often they are making them for the first time," she says. 

"So come along and we look forward to seeing you out there."

Find out more about Out and About's upcoming Kite Days.