The home of the 'Pterodactyl', the life-like flying dinosaur kite
The Pterodactyl is a unique design of dinosaur kite and is only available in selected outlets and online. It has been developed over a number of years through a personal passion to provide a high quality product that is fun, realistic looking, looks great and most importantly flies really easily.
The kite measures 140cm across the wing tips and is 76cm in length. It's made of tough nylon spinnaker with fibreglass struts. It comes complete with detachable wing tails and flying line, its own see-through bag and clear instructions .
The kite is suitable for wind speeds 6-25mph and unsupervised use by children 12 years and over. The kite is a UK Registered Design, has EU Community Design Registration and USA copyright.
The Pterodactyl kite is supplied by Jurassic Kites Ltd, a small company based in Dorset. Jurassic Kites is run by Sibyl King and Martin Cooke who have helped develop projects and support new initiatives along the Jurassic Coast since the designation of the Dorset and East Devon Coast as England's first Natural World Heritage Site in 2001. The kite was developed by Sibyl who wanted 'to see pterodactyls fly again on the Jurassic Coast'.
For orders outside of the United Kingdom please contact us using the contact form or use the National Trust online shop.
If you are interested in becoming a trade seller of our pterodactyl please contact us for details.
Have you received your own Pterodactyl? - if so get it out of the packet and fly it - send us a message through our contact page or use our Facebook page. We'd love to hear your stories and see your pictures.
'The kite was really easy to put to together and get flying… It looks great too - very 'realistic' and lots of people stopped to watch!. Everyone I've told about the kite thinks that it sounds very cool!'
Spotted this kite at Giants Causeway in June, have a 9 yr old whose only xmas request was this! Have seen it in action and there's only one word I can use, AWESOME!! Seen others similar but nowhere near this quality !
National Trust customer
See below this great video from Glenn Mitchell in California of the pterodactyl flying on the coast. For more kite flying videos see Glenn's You Tube channel.