Ey Up Mi Duck Race 2019: The Duck (Low) Down

Jun 5, 2019

Watersafe diver and unicorn duck

We have a fantastic day of family entertainment lined up for this year’s Ey Up Mi Duck Race, and admission is free.

As well as the ducks, stalls and attractions, we have performances and workshops provided by St Peter’s Quarter Derby, working with Furthest From The Sea.

Timetable for the day:

11am: Event officially starts. Giant ducks are checked in ready for the race as they arrive. Little duck tickets on sale.
11.30am: Performance by Derby Rock Choir.
12.15pm: Judging of the Best Dressed Duck Contest by the Mayor of Derby, Councillor Frank Harwood.
12pm to 12.40pm: Flag making workshop for children.
12.25pm to 12.35pm: Performance by Bellisamo Bellydance.
12.40pm: Best Dressed Duck winners announced.
1pm: Procession of ducks down to the river, helped by children, to be loaded into the boats and released into the river by Watersafe.
1.15pm: Performance by UC Dance.
1.30pm: Duck race begins.
2pm (approx.): Winning ducks pulled from the river by Watersafe.
2.10pm to 2.45pm: Hula Hoops workshop / performance by UC Dance.
2.45pm: Race winners announced.

Stalls and Attractions

We have mobile hot food from Porky’s; Barista Coffee; Ice Cream van; Vision Fine Arts; Kids’ Bee Happy (sand art); Lemondrop kids’ accessories; Army Cadets; Co-operative Funeral Care; Bodyshop at Home. Rammie will be making an appearance.

Sight Support Derbyshire stalls and activities include the Iris Trail (children’s treasure hunt); Tombola; Hook a Duck; Decorate a Biscuit; Cakes and Savouries; Lolly Lotto; Buzz Wire; Guess the Ducks in a Jar; Sale of plants, books and various items including hand turned wooden bowls.

Thank You to our Prize Sponsors

The overall winner of the Best Dressed Duck contest will win a day spa for four people at Ringwood Hall Hotel and Spa, Brimington.

The prize for the first giant decorated duck to finish the race is one night’s bed and breakfast for two at the Holiday Inn, Derby Riverlights.

The prize for the winning little duck is £250 cash donated by Lubrizol.

Ringwood Hotel and Spa logo
The word Lubrizol in black with a blue wavy line beneath