15th April 2019
Waddle on down to Westbury Garden for a quacking good time!
On Monday 22 April, Easter Monday, Bradford on Avon Town Council will be hosting the annual Bradford on Avon Duck Race and this year looks to be bigger and better than ever before!
From 11am in beautiful Westbury Garden, we will have music from FB Pocket Orchestra as well as children’s entertainment shows, before the main event starts at midday!
Pictured (left to right): Puddleducks Bristol & Bath poolside assistant Samantha Williams, Mayor Alex Kay, Puddleducks Bristol & Bath mascot, Deputy Mayor Dave Garwood and Puddleducks Bristol & Bath pre-school swimming teacher Becky Brown and her 3 year old son, Archie. (Photo by Lydia Booth Photography)
You can take part by sponsoring a duck until Saturday 20thApril at the following town businesses: Piha, The Swan, Strawberry Blue and Dible & Roy. Ducks will also be available from the town council offices and the Tourist Information Centre and on race day in Westbury Garden.
The first prize winner will be able to enjoy a long weekend on the Kennet and Avon Canal, with 5 guests, aboard a beautiful canal boat courtesy of a generous prize donated by Sally Narrowboats.
Other prizes include:
- A luxury spa day for 2 at Woolley Grange Hotel
- A family ticket (2 adults & 2 children or 1 adult & 3 children) to see Apollo Productions ‘Peter Pan the Musical’ showing at St Margaret’s Hall (5 or 6 July)
- A family ticket to experience the ‘Pirates Ahoy’ trip on the Barbara McLellan Canal Boat
- A family ticket to the Bradford on Avon Food & Drink Festival
- And much more!
This year’s Duck Race is sponsored by Puddle Ducks (Bath and Bristol), who offer children’s swimming lessons. Rebecca Brown, a local Puddle Ducks swim teacher, explains why they have chosen to sponsor the race year;
“Puddle Ducks are delighted to once again be involved in the Bradford on Avon Duck Race. As a swim school, developing a love of water in all its forms is incredibly important to us, and this family friendly event is a great way of bringing together people of all generations to have fun by the river!”
As well as sponsoring the race, Puddle Ducks have offered a fabulous prize of 10 free swimming lessons, for children aged 0-4, worth £145! All ducks sponsored before Saturday 20 April will have chance to win this incredible prize without winning the race!
Let’s go quackers!