Last chance to make a splash at the Milton Keynes Dragon Boat Festival

PUBLISHED: 15:49 24 May 2016 | UPDATED: 15:49 24 May 2016


With just a few weeks to go until Willen Lake in Milton Keynes reverberates to the sound of beating drums, there is still time to get your team together and join in the fun!

The Dragon Boat Festival celebrates its 15th anniversary on Sunday 19 June and around half the teams that take part each year are new, so why not join them on the start line next month.

The teams who took part in last year’s Dragon Boat Festival raised a magnificent total of over £22,000 for official charity Age UK Milton Keynes.

The dragon boats, qualified helms and all racing equipment are provided by the race organisers and each crew is guaranteed a minimum of three races. No previous experience is needed to take part in the dragon boat racing. Medals and trophies for the top three crews, top mixed crew and the ‘best dressed’ crew are up for grabs.

As well as the dragon boat racing, crews and their families will be able to enjoy a whole variety of bankside entertainment including a funfair, children’s activities, giant inflatables, food stalls - and even a special flypast by a Spitfire from the Battle of Britain Memorial flight.

For further information and an entry form visit or call Gable Events on 01780 470 718.

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