By James Callery
Visitors to Bolton's annual Kite Festival this weekend wil come face to face with a walking, roaring dinosaur.
At 12ft the eye-catching monster is sure to turn heads at the popular event, which takes place at Moss Bank Park, on Sunday between 12pm and 5pm.
Spectators will be treated to a kite display from the Kite Collective display team and members of the Northern Kite Group will show off single line kites of all shapes and sizes, ranging from a massive 30 metre long inflatable Octopus down to intricate appliquéd kites.
Children will have the opportunity to fashion their own kite design and then take part in the event.
Visitors to the festival will also be able to purchase kites from an on-site specialist who will advise them as to which kite will suit best and help to demonstrate the technique of flying them.
Bolton Council have also thrown in a fire eater, a one man circus show, a fortune teller and a host of local musical talent.
For those wanting to take a break from the action, a newly renovated rock garden will provide a quiet spot to sit down and relax.
Cllr Akhtar Zaman, Bolton Council’s Cabinet member for neighbourhood and community services, said: “The kite festival is a fantastic event which we hope will appeal to both young and old and we urge everyone to come along and enjoy a fun-packed day out.
“We hope that both Boltonians and visitors to the town will continue to use and appreciate Bolton’s beautiful parks and open spaces.”