Sidmouth Lions Club Great Duck Derby

Sunday 15th July 2018

Sidmouth Lions Club’s Great Duck Derby takes place in The Byes National Trust park area in Sidmouth.  The ‘Duck Derby’ consists of two large Duck races on the River Sid, between Sid Park Road and Salcombe Road bridges, plus additional attractions for children, including Duck & Spoon races, other fun games, a Big Slide and Bouncy Castle and tasty ice creams.

The races all start in the Sid Park Road bridge area and they commence at 2.00 pm with the children’s Duck & Spoon races. These are followed at 2.45 pm by the Corporate Duck Race, for red ducks sponsored by local businesses.

The main public Duck Race starts at 3.00 pm when hundreds of little yellow ducks are launched into the Sid from Sid Park Road bridge, to race downstream to the finish line at the weir by Salcombe Road. Tickets for the yellow ducks are £1 each from Sidmouth Lions and there are cash prizes totalling £1,015 to be won. This year’s main charity beneficiaries will be Parkinson’s UK and Devon in Sight, the sight loss charity.

So go to The Byes and enjoy a fun afternoon for all the family! 

See also Sidmouth Lions website:  Sidmouth Lions Events

Logo and photo courtesy of Sidmouth Lions