Manchester is set to get quacking again with a day of family fun at the Manchester Duck Race at Spinningfields on Good Friday (April 18th).
There is a whole host of activity set to take place across the estate, to entertain the thousands of families that come down to watch their rubber ducks race along the Spinningfields stretch of the River Irwell.
Now in its fifth year, it costs just £1 to enter a racing duck. Ducks can be purchased online at www.spinningfieldsonline.com or on the day, with all proceeds going to local children’s charity Brainwave. The day also includes a corporate race, in which businesses sponsor and decorate foot high rubber ducks for £240. Participating companies are urged to be as creative and stylish as possible when decorating their ducks, without any modification to enhance the duck’s performance. Additional activities include a hook a duck, cups and saucers, an activity craft tent, a giant tombola, a screening of Mighty Ducks on The Lawns and a number of inflatables such as a bouncy castle and slide. As well as the numerous restaurants on site, there will be several catering vans selling the likes of candy floss, ice cream and hot food.
Free to attend, the race itself will start at 2pm and will see thousands of people line both sides of the riverbank to enjoy the action.