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The Dragon Boat Festival at Bewl Water is a unique opportunity for a great family day out.

The dragon boat races take place on the water throughout the day on 9th September 2017, starting at 10am and finishing at around 4pm with the 10-boat grand final. Just come down to the water’s edge and watch all the colourful action. Teams of 16 paddlers, plus a drummer and a helm, will be competing for the annual trophy in a series of time trials over the 250-metre course.

But there’s more to the Festival than the dragon boat races. The Bewl Water site that looks onto the water is full of tents and marquees with many running stalls selling cakes and other goodies, running competitions, and generally full to bursting with people in interesting and unusual fancy dress!

And if you get hungry or thirsty, there’s no shortage of food and drink to replenish your energy levels.

Just head to Bewl Water (TN3 8JH for satnavs) on the 9th September 2017. The standard Bewl entry fee of £2 per car (for up to 5 people) applies.

Everyone is welcome, and we look forward to seeing you there!