One Sunday in mid-summer we take over Ray Mill Island at Boulters Lock, courtesy of RBWM, to put on a Family Fun Day and Duck Derby race. This year the Duck Derby will be held on Sunday 18th June. That's Father's day, so bring him along too and he may win £250.
The event primarily attracts families with young children. It features funfair attractions, Punch & Judy, Stalls galore with games of skill and chance as well as things to buy. There is a Children’s Duck Hunt with prizes for various age groups, Tombola, Food & drinks.
The event finishes at 4.30pm with a Duck Race of 2,000 plastic ducks on the River Thames as a novel way to draw a raffle with 3 substantial cash prizes.
Entrance to the venue is free.
THE DERBY THIS YEAR
The Derby this year would be held on 16 June 2024 and it would attract a large section of the Maidenhead community to the island. It is a family day-out with great fun to be had by all. At the end of the day, the mayor would sound the horn to start the race with great fanfare. The ducks would then swim (bobble) down the Thames guided and assisted by the formidable Sea Scouts.
It wouldn't just be about the ducks though, most of the day would be filled with local charities and businesses pitching tents and gazebos offering handcrafted goods and community services. You are free to book your space now.
See you there.