The Sheffield Kite Fliers, established in 1994, are a bunch of kite fliers who live in and around Sheffield. Our members do everything from stunt kiting to power kiting, kite landboarding, kite buggying and kite surfing. So if you are already a kite flier, or are “just looking to have a go”, contact us or come along and join us at one of our free regular meets – we will welcome you regardless of ability!
Sheffield has over 90 parks and open spaces but few of these are suitable for power kiting or traction kiting. We recommend the following safety practices when kite flying; Avoid parks in valleys and those surrounded by trees and houses as the wind will be unpredictable. Do not fly kites near overhead cables. Please also stay clear of the busy popular parks and those with amenities such as play grounds and cafes.
Although we are based in Sheffield we have members from the surrounding towns in South Yorkshire / North Derbyshire (such as Doncaster, Chesterfield, Barnsley & Rotherham). We are affiliated to the British Kitesports Association and details of our affiliation can be found here.