I don’t know about you but I’ve never been to a Duck Race before so when I saw the Waddington Duck Race advertised I thought lets go and see what it’s all about 🙂 I’m so glad we did as it was an absolute brilliant day out with live music, Maypole dancing, great food, lots of little stalls with fun crafty things to take part in as well as buying a few homemade cakes, which who can resist eh! The whole village was on board with making this day one to remember!
Luckily the weather was on our side making it easier for most people to walk into the village and they closed the main road off which was great so little man could run round and enjoy all the entertainment. As soon as we entered the village there were loads of people supporting the whole event a fantastic atmosphere and there was a fire engine in the middle of the road as we approached the village hall, which James loves, so he went running up for a closer look. The fireman was so helpful and let James go inside and sit on the chair as he looked at all the apparatus he looked round in amazement whilst he was sitting there and never said a word bless him.
James spotted this old tractor and wouldn’t walk passed until he could have a ride on it, luckily it was there courtesy of the Clitheroe young farmers club, they were all so friendly and helpful plus we had a chance to win a brand new tractor toy, way hey! 😉
Couldn’t resist the BBQ situated outside the Waddington Arms, the food is always amazing! Two huge homemade cheeseburgers with onions and tomato sauce just hit the spot 😉 then ice-creams all round, perfect! We bought our tickets and were ready for the big Waddington Duck Race!
With a fun running commentary from the local radio station Ribble FM , which made me laugh as it was like watching a scene from Peter Kays Phoenix Nights with Chorely FM “coming in your ears” sorry I couldn’t resist that! 😉 they were really good then the ducks were released and we were all cheering to see if our ducks won, so funny and James loved it even though I had to pull him back a few times from him trying to jump in. All great fun but unfortunately we didn’t win. First prize was £100 so it was definitely worth a go!
A really lovely family day out and I’ll definitely be putting it in my dairy for next year:) Even though the Waddington Duck Race is over for another year it’s still a lovely village to go and visit, look at all the scarecrows in people gardens and eat great food at any of the local pubs, beautiful walks and lots of real ducks that just make you smile on summer days like today 🙂 If you’re looking for another lovely walk through the countryside check this out! If you know of any other local family fun days out, I’d love to hear about them 🙂
Author: Mandy J McDonald
A UK Family Lifestyle & Days Out Blogger – Sharing our mini family adventures & my love for all home and garden inspirations with lots of tips & tricks!!!