The Calne Lions Duck Race


1st Prize £200

2nd Prize £100

3rd prize £50

Rubber duckAll monies raised go to local good causes. It’s a great community event which attracts thousands of people to the town.

Over 3,500 bath ducks race down the River Marden.  Each duck represents a numbered ticket – these tickets are sold in and around Calne. The first 3 ducks past the finish line win prize money.

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Local companies can purchase a business duck (decoy duck size) and decorate it to represent their business.  There are prizes for the best dressed duck as well as the first past the finish line.

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Childrens Duck Race

Local schools, playgroups & childminders get involved too, having fun decorating their ducks before sending them off to take part in the Childrens Duck Race.


There are craft, food and community stalls near the finishing line at Marden House and the Town Hall, and a great day out is had by all.