A great little place to go and fly a kite is at Crow Park just opposite 'Theatre By The Lake' in Keswick, beside Derwent Water. The field provides ample space to practice kite-flying skills without knocking anyone else out in the process!
It's useful to note that there may be sheep in the field, and also keep an eye out for other folks walking through. Bring your own kite on a blustery day, or buy one from the Toy Shop in Museum Square, and get flying! You'll have a lovely view of the lake and fells too.
You could also try your kite-flying at Fitz Park near the Keswick Leisure Pool - there's plenty of open space to safely.
See our other suggestion for kite-flying at Whitehaven - you'll be sure to get plenty of windy weather on the coast!
Crow Park grid reference: NY 263 230
Theatre By The Lake has car parking just beside Crow Park, otherwise you can park in town and take a short walk to the field.
Toilets are beside the theatre and there are also some at Fitz Park.
I’m the National Trust ranger for Borrowdale and Newlands in the North Lakes, UK. I volunteered for the Trust when I came on the Duke of Edinburgh award scheme aged 13. I started by building a new fence on Friars Crag to tackle an erosion problem and making paths more accessible for people with limited mobility. I enjoyed it so much that I continued to volunteer until I left school and was lucky enough to get a job with the National Trust. After working for the Trust for 29 years, I still love the job.