13th April 2020

POSTPONED: The Bradford on Avon Duck Race

Price: £Free

Due to ongoing developments re: Coronavirus (COVID-19) it is with regret that we have decided to postpone the Annual Duck Race.

Please SAVE THE DATE for Sunday 2nd August 2020 – to be confirmed nearer the time.


The annual BoA Duck Race is sponsored by Puddle Ducks Bristol & Bath!

There’ll be entertainment for the whole family from Period Prestidigitation shows and Victorian Circus Workshop along with food and drink stalls from 10am – 3.30am.

Over 1000 ducks will dive off the Town Bridge at noon and will be available to sponsor from multiple venues across town prior to the event, and from Westbury Garden on the day.

Our star prize for speediest duck is a family weekend away on a narrowboat courtesy of Sally Narrowboats and they’ll be many more exciting runners up prizes to be won. Sponsoring a duck early will also give you the chance to win our Puddle Ducks prize of 10 free swimming lessons for toddlers!

Fear not, as ever, the amazing BoA Rowing Club kayakers will be at the cordoned off finish line waiting to retrieve the lucky winners, before scouring the course for all of the remaining ducks which we re-use each year.

2020 DUCK RACE PRIZE LIST will follow soon!

You can sponsor your ducks at:

PihaThe Swan, Seren Arts, Stone Paper ScissorsStrawberry Blue and the Tourist Information Centre in Westbury Garden.

More information plus T&Cs can be found on our Explore Bradford on Avon website.