Please Help Our Grand Duck Race!

A grand Nailsworth tradition has been passed to our hands at Nailsworth Primary School and Nailsworth Playgroup. The Annual Duck Race has been part of Nailsworth’s history for many years, attracting crowds from far and wide to watch and take part in this quirky event. Watching a flock of yellow rubber ducks race down the river from Mortimer Gardens, take your bets on which will win!

With so many school events being unable to go ahead this year because of Covid, we are delighted to announce this HUGE fundraising event. We have inherited the annual duck race from St Dominic’s School (Woodchester) and it will be taking place during the Nailsworth festival.

It will be a joint event between Nailsworth Primary School and Nailsworth Playgroup.

The event will be held on Saturday 21st August 2021.

Can you help us?

If you have any links with local businesses who would be happy to donate a prize, if you know a local business who would like to sponsor a race (30 per sponsorship) and also, if you would like to volunteer to help on the day (just for an hour or so with selling tickets, selling cakes, etc.) we would be hugely grateful for your help. This year is more important than ever.

If you can donate a prize, suggest a sponsor or would like to help with the fun, please e-mail Helen on

Let’s make our first duck race, a race to remember in 2021!