Hebden Bridge Duck Race 2020
The Hebden Bridge Duck Race is back for 2020! The event attracts thousands of visitors, from near & far. This is not just a Duck Race. Throughout the day there will be a variety of entertainment, including children's rides, charity stalls and music. It's a fun day out for all the family.
Monday 13th April 2020 (Easter Monday) is the date you need to stick in your diary. This year The Travel Centre & Benchmark Travel with Jet2Holidays, are giving away a family holiday to Disneyland Paris as the 1st prize for the main duck race. In the business duck race The Travel Centre & Benchmark Travel are giving away a river cruise for 2.
The Duck Race starts at approximately 3.15pm when the ducks are all launched at the same time into the river from St George's Bridge. Up to 12,000 individually numbered yellow ducks will race down Hebden Water to the finish line at West End bridge. Tickets for the Duck Race cost £1 each, available on-line and from numerous shops and pubs in the town, displaying brightly coloured posters, and from the Visitor Centre besides the Marina. Tickets will also be on sale from the Rotary stall in St Georges Square on several weekends before Easter and on Easter Monday. Each £1 race ticket includes details on the back of the ticket on how you could be winning a Travel Centre & Benchmark Travel £250 voucher to use against any holiday or tour booked with us!
Alongside the duck race, there is a Business Duck race, starting before the main race at 3.00pm, principally aimed at local businesses and organisations. Any organisation or individual can buy a larger green, red, yellow or blue duck, at a cost of £10 per duck.
All profits from the Duck Race will be going straight back into the community in The Calder Valley to assist businesses and residents affected by the recent floods in Mytholmroyd and Hebden Bridge.
To enter our duck race comeptition to win a £250 Travel Centre & Benchmark Travel Voucher:
The 1st prize for the main race this year is a family trip to Disneyland Paris, kindly provided by The Travel Centre, Benchmark Travel & Jet2holidays,
The prize consists of a 3 night stay at Explorers Hotel, Disneyland Paris park passes, return flights (including cabin and hold baggage) and return coach transfers in Paris for 2 adults and 2 children (up to the age of 12).
Discover the magic and excitement of Disneyland® Paris with a short stay at the adventurous Explorers Hotel at Disneyland® Paris. Themed around explorers and pirates, children will love the various activities including the two pirates ships that ran aground at the hotel and are now playgrounds and also the pirate ship with water cascading down from the pirates hat on top of you!
Check out the dragon at the entrance too, a definite must for a photo. A captivating, colourful delight for budding young voyager's brimming with mysterious animals, famous explorers and with plenty of activities to keep all amused its no wonder the little ones will take to their bunks for an early night! A great place for all to enjoy not forgetting it is just 2kms from the Disneyland® Paris.
- Great for families
- 1.9km from Disneyland Paris
- Free shuttle to Disnleyland Paris
- Children's menu available
- Pirate boat and pool with mini-slides
- Free WIFI available at hotel
The 1st prize for the business duck race this year is a River Cruise for 2, kindly provided by The Travel Centre & Benchmark Travel.
The prize will consist of a river cruise, return flights (including cabin and hold baggage) and transfers for 2 adults.
You will be provided with options of exciting river cruises by Benchmark Travel. You could be cruising down the Danube taking in the beatiful sights of Budapest, Bratislava & Vienna, or enjoying the waterways of Amsterdam!