Village ready to go a little quackers this weekend

Every year, early on in the month of May, the sleepy Sussex village of Storrington lets its hair down and goes a little quackers.

Wednesday, 4th May 2016, 12:36 pm
Updated Wednesday, 4th May 2016, 1:39 pm
Storrington duck race 2016
Storrington duck race 2016

The annual Storrington Village Duck Race will take place from midday on Sunday May 8 at Riverside Walk and Library Car Park in the heart of the village.

The long-standing fixture on the Storrington social calendar is a much anticipated day, raising money for Storrington First School.

There are five hotly-contested Duck Races each featuring individually numbered rubber ducks which will speed out of the traps, down the stream eager to cross the finishing line first.

The final race is made up of the top ten placed ducks from the first five races and this is where the elite ducks have their day.... cash prizes are on offer for winners of this final race so it’s definitely worth backing a duck or two.

Ducks can be bought on the day for £1 per duck but they are on sale now in the village.

There will also be fun-fair rides and face-painting, bouncy castles, hook-a-duck and bat-the-rate, creative craft stalls and gourmet coffee as well as bric-a-brac and the ever popular ‘Dad’s BBQ’ which will this year be given a run for its money by a mouth-watering cake stall that would put Mary Berry to shame.

The Duck Race is organised by the Friends of Storrington First School (FOSS) which is an independent organisation made up of parents and carers. The FOSS team put on many events in the year with the Duck Race the pinnacle of the calendar. FOSS works hard to raise funds for the school to provide i-pads for e-learning, FOSS maintains the swimming pool and Trim Trail, and we event ensure that each child receives a Christmas gift and much much more.

For more details visit the website and read Sam the Duck’s blog at:

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