VIDEO: All the fun of the kite festival

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Thousands of kite fans took to St Annes Beach to watch the town’s popular festival.

It was a colourful scene as a horse, octopus and Oscar, the world’s largest teddy bear, flew high above the Fylde coast.

St Annes Kite Festival

St Annes Kite Festival

Hundreds of people went along to spectate and were treated to kites ‘dancing’ to music and stunt kites whizzing through the air.

Event organiser Pat May said the event, now in its third year, was bigger and better than ever before.

He added: “It has been a brilliant day. There has been literally thousands of people.

“We wanted to put a local thing on for people and make them smile – I know this has.

“We’ve had kite flyers from Australia via Cornwall, and even some from Newcastle and Scotland.

“I would certainly say the event is the biggest kite festival in the north of England and probably the third biggest in the UK after Portsmouth and Bedford.”