COLOURFUL kites filled the skies over Berrow as the Beach Kite Festival returned.

On September 8 and 9 scores of visitors flocked to Beachside Holiday Park to fly their kites and enjoy flying displays from some of the county's top kite experts.

A forty-foot high purple dragon kite named Amarinth wowed crowds and visitors had their chance to put their flying skills to the test at the flying arena.

A wide variety of entertainment and kite traders also appeared at the event and visitors enjoyed an illuminated kite display each evening.

Gaynor Brown, organiser of the kite festival, said: "It went brilliantly. 

"We were busy both days and the weather was on our side. Kiters came from all over the country and had a wonderful time. 

"Amarinth the huge dragon got two days of full flying time. 

"She is one of only five in the world. It was spectacular as was the programme of synchronised flying in the Power Arena with a highlight of nine traction kites flying in unison."