18th April 2022

Bradford on Avon Duck Race

Price: £2 per duck

On Monday, 18 April, Easter Monday, Bradford on Avon Town Council will host its annual Duck Race and this year looks to be bigger and better than ever!

From 11am in beautiful Westbury Garden, we will have live music, as well as catering and entertainment stalls (including hook a duck), before the main event starts at midday.

You can take part by sponsoring a duck until Saturday, 16 April at the following town businesses: Piha, The Swan, Christine’s Sustainable Supermarket, Doghouse, 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.

There are fantastic prizes to be won, including:

  • A weekday narrowboat along the Kennet & Avon canal donated by Sally Narrowboats
  • One luxury cushions and Two Duck Feet Candle Holders from Dibel & Roy
  • 10 free swimming lessons with Puddle Ducks, for children aged 0-4, worth over £150
  • One duck, chosen at random, will be in for a chance of winning a mystery prize
  • And much more

This year’s Duck Race is sponsored by Puddle Ducks (Bristol and Bath), an expert-led swim school providing children the perfect introDUCKtion into swimming. In the surrounding area of Wiltshire Puddle Ducks has multiple pools offering swimming lessons to children from birth to 10 years.

Laura Hoskins, a local Puddle Ducks swim teacher, explains why they have chosen to sponsor the race this year.

“Puddle Ducks are delighted to once again be involved in the Bradford on Avon Duck Race,” she said.

“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 old and young to have fun by the river – as well as encouraging a bit of healthy competition between generations!”

As well as sponsoring the race, Puddle Ducks have offered a fabulous prize of 10 free swimming lessons, for children aged 0-4, worth over £150. All ducks sponsored before Monday, 18 April will have chance to win this incredible prize without winning the race.

Let’s go quackers!