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It’s the annual kite flying day over Hoghton Tower this Sunday.

Between 11am to 5pm, The Northern Kite Group will take over the skies, while on the ground there will be archery and music.

Admission: £3 per person, under fives free.

The following Sunday there will be A Musical Evening with Phoenix Strings from 7pm until 10pm.

The Lancashire-based orchestra includes a variety of people from a vet to an ex-ship’s captain. The programme covers an eclectic mix, from Mozart to the haunting Ashokan Farewell.

The concert will be followed by a hot and cold buffet. Tickets: £25, including buffet and a welcome drink. Booking essential. Call 0844 888 9991 or 01254 852986.

And on Sunday June 15 there will be a farmers’ market between 10am-2pm.

The house will also open for guided tours – 11am to 4pm.