Family Fun Duck Race

At Barton's Mill on 29th May 2017

On River Loddon on 29th May


Every year the Rotary Club of Basingstoke Loddon runs a Duck Race, for charity, on the second Bank Holiday Monday in May.

The nominated charity this year is the Ark Cancer Charity which is raising funds to build a specialized Cancer Unit in Basingstoke. Most people in the area believe this is a very, very, worthwhile cause.

The Race is held on the River Loddon at Barton's Mill in Old Basing, RG24 8AE, starting at 1.30pm and finishing around 3.00pm. This is an ideal event for families to attend as children love the duck race and adults can have a drink or a bite to eat while the kids can enjoy facepainting, lollies and watching the yellow & blue ducks go down the river.

Each Duck is numbered and Duck tickets are £1 each. There are prizes for the winners of each Heat and a super first prize of “A Sightseeing trip in a Private Plane for 2 people” for the overall winner.

Other prizes include:  A game of Golf for up to 4 people at Sherfield Golf Club, a large bottle of Baileys, bottles of wine,  a watch and a Cool Box.

Please do come along and enjoy the fun!


We raised over £1,100 for the Ark Cancer Charity !!

The Winners of Final Race: 1st - ticket 270 James, 2nd - ticket 286 Angie, 3rd - ticket 1035 Ian

Adopt a Duck (people who donated £1 to adopt a blue rubber duck ! ):

James Smith

Terence Monostori

Kathy Manley

Sarah Butler

Cerys Evans

Nicola Milmine

Owen Southern

Kacie Southern

Che Bicknell

Luca Bicknell

Helen Ireland

Natasha Flemming

Laura Manze-Coakley

Thomas Shorten

Shanun Briars

George Goodyear