So we had perfect conditions for flying a kite; Southwold's beautiful beach, blue skies and plenty of wind. But having previously tried this activity with young children, I was sceptical they'd have much success or enjoyment. Kites, in my experience, take forever to get out of their packaging and are so huge and cumbersome they hinder anyone under the age of twelve's handling and control of them. All in all a bit of a damp squib. However, my aunt had sourced these fantastic mini kites (Zipaway Kites) that not only zip away into tiny pods when not in use but also need absolutely no construction. They are incredibly easy to use and Buddy's was soaring within seconds - and he loved it. Perfect.