Kite Flying at Layer Marney Tower


We are pleased to have the East Anglian Kite Flyers return with their wonderful assortment of giant kites to fly in the grounds.

The East Anglian Kite Flyers are a small, local group who enjoy flying single line kites whether they be rigid or soft inflatable kites. Some are over 20m in length! They will be happy to chat to you and may have some good tips and tricks, so bring your kite and join in the fun! Alternatively bring your picnic and blankets and watch the entertainment. The gardens, Church and Tower will be open. Climb the steps to the top of the Tower for a birds eye view, then enjoy an ice cream or lunch and refreshments from the tea room.

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  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets
  • Wheelchairs available

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)


  • On-site catering
  • On-site light refreshments
  • Picnic site


  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome


  • Education/study area
  • Facilities for educational visits
  • Facilities for groups
  • Guided tours for groups

Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities

  • Facilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitality
  • Venue approved for civil marriage
  • Wedding receptions


  • Free Parking

Property Facilities

  • Dogs Accepted
  • Gift shop
  • Guided tours for individuals
  • Public toilets
  • Smoking not allowed

Site Features

  • Regional Tourist Board Member

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted

Map & Directions


Road Directions

By Road: By car: Layer Marney Tower is a 20mns drive from Colchester town centre, off Maldon Road on the way to Tiptree.The address is: Layer Marney Tower, Layer Marney, Nr. Colchester, Essex C05 9USBy Bus: The 75 bus from Colchester Town Centre will take you to Smythe's Green, a 20mn walk from Layer Marney Tower.The nearest railway station is Kelvedon, which is 6 miles away.

Kite Flying at Layer Marney Tower


Layer Marney Tower, Layer Marney, Essex, CO5 9US

Tel: 01206 330784

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