new mills duck race
Torrs Riverside Park (Adjacent to the river Goyt with start at Goytside Farm)
Sunday 25 June 12.30pm


Quack Quack and They’re Off!

Roll Up Roll Up tickets now on sale for the annual New Mills Duck Race!

New Mills Festival, along with the PTAs from St George's, St Mary’s, Newtown, New Mills, Hague Bar, Thornsett, Furness Vale Primary Schools and representatives from local nurseries have joined forces to organise this year's Duck Race to raise funds for the co-promoters.

The event, which this year sees the addition of a race specially for local businesses and a schools race as well as the public competition has cash prizes and trophies for the winning ducks. The event will be held on Sunday June 25th from 12.30pm with a 1pm start for the races. The route will be along the River Goyt, starting near the viaduct and Goytside Farm. Please note access is by foot only, please use the town carparks if travelling by car.

New Mills Festival volunteer and Duck Race Committee member Rachel Walker says: “With nearly 1500 participants last year’s event proved so popular that we have decided to expand a little bit…there will be entertainment from local children’s – and adults – hero The Big Bubble Man, lots of activities and refreshments. It’s great collaborating with such a big group of people… a lot of fun and fantastic that all the co-organisers can work together raising much needed funds in the process. It’s what our community is all about!”

Tickets for the ducks priced at £2 each can be purchased from the participating schools and nurseries, and from:

Priscilla’s Hallmark Cards, Market Street
Pretty Little Things, Market Street
New Mills Post Office, Torr Top Street
New Mills Pets, Church Road
Ryans DIY, Albion Road
Eternal Pieces, High Street

Terms & Conditions can be found HERE