Children’s author Julia Donaldson to be special guest at Storrington Duck Race

The Friends of Storrington Primary School are delighted to announce that we have a special guest joining us for the 21st Storrington Village Duck Race from midday on Sunday 12th May at the Library Car Park.

Julia Donaldson will be coming along to start the first race of the day and to show her support for one of the most ‘quackers’ local events in West Sussex.

Julia Donaldson CBE is an English writer, playwright and performer, and the 2011–2013 Children’s Laureate. She is best known for her popular rhyming stories for children which include The Gruffalo, Room on the Broom and Stick Man.

Julia will come along to get the day underway by starting the first race of the day which promises thrills and spills as the ducks race to glory alongside a great range of entertainment for all the family.

Join us from midday on Sunday 12th May at Riverside Walk and Library Car Park to race ducks and raise money for the Friends of Storrington Primary School.

There will more hotly contested races this year with 6 heats; the top ten ducks from each heat being entered into the Grand Finale, making 7 races in all.

Prizes are on offer for each of the heats with Cash prizes available for the winning ducks in the Grand Finale.

To add to the fun, there will be; fun-fair rides and face-painting, hook-a-duck, craft stalls, music, bar, refreshments, ice-cream and cakes plus the ever popular BBQ and local band Rocket Rockit will be performing classic tunes, old and new.

All proceeds from the Duck Race will go to Storrington Primary School to provide and maintain facilities and equipment for the children.

The Duck Race team are taking bookings for stands now so if you have an idea for a stall or a craft business that you want to promote please get in touch with

And the Car Boot is back! Car boot pitches must be booked. Set up from 10.30 for a midday start. Limited number of spaces available. Book in advance via


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