Slingsby Duck Race and Family Fun Day

, , on July 15th, 2023 11:00am

Address: Slingsby Sports Field, Church Lane, Slingsby, North Yorkshire, York YO62 4AD, United Kingdom

Phone: 07985 195555


***Due to the very high winds and unsettled weather that is forecast tomorrow, a decision has had to be made to move the Duck Race day from the Sports Field to Slingsby Village Hall from 11am tomorrow

FOSS have worked really hard to ensure that all the stalls and activities which can be moved inside will still be there, and the intention is that the big duck race itself will still take place at 2pm at the beck. Bring a raincoat! 

Please bring cash as the card machine doesn’t work very well at the Village Hall. 

Thank you so much FOSS for jumping into action to enable the event to still go ahead. ***

Come and help us celebrate our Annual Slingsby Duck Race and Family Fun Day on Saturday 15th July. This wonderful event has now been running for over 30 years! It is a fun day out for families of all ages, organised by Friends of Slingsby School (FOSS) who raise money to benefit the children of the village primary school.

It is held on Slingsby Sports Field adjacent to the village church. Activities include bouncy castle, face painting, Beat the Goalie, tombola and raffles. Refreshments are served throughout the day and we are delighted to welcome back Andrew Pern of The Star at Harome, who is cheffing our BBQ.

All activities run from 11am to 3pm with the ducks being released into the beck at 2pm. Prizes will be awarded to the first three ducks that cross the finishing line.

Entry is free. Ducks can be sponsored for £2 each or 3 for £5 prior to the race day at various events or direct from Slingsby School.

Come along and join us for a fun packed day and help us raise funds for our local school.

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