Brook Rubber Duck Derby
If it’s a real village event you’re after then Brook Rubber Duck Derby is a great way to while away the afternoon. We pop along each year and it is a fun afternoon out for all the family.
Taking place on Sunday 23rd July the event offers the perfect opportunity to take in the rural surrounds of this picturesque village in the south west wight, while enjoying tea and homemade cakes in The Seely Hall opposite the Green where the races will be taking place.
There will be a series of races from 2pm – 4.30pm with quacking great prizes up for grabs, for adults and kiddies alike (we particularly like the Champagne Races!).
Children can choose from the assortment of little yellow plastic ducks for their races, while Scottish piper ducks or fancy flashing pretty ducks are available to buy for the adult races. Sponsor a duck for as little as £1.
The ducks are released into the stream by the Green and in a rubber ducky version of poo sticks, the first one past the finish post wins. There’s plenty to do throughout the afternoon between races, with a bouncy castle, sideshow games and decorate your own duck stand.
Great fun for all the family & free parking.
Brook village is just inland from the Isle of Wight’s beautiful south west heritage coastline and the Green is in a leafy dell, nestling beneath the downs.
The Seely Hall was given to the village as a reading room in the late 1800s by the Seely family who lived at nearby Brook House. The village church of St Mary the Virgin, perched on the hill to the north of the village is one of the best preserved Victorian churches on the Island.
Horse lovers might be interested to hear that the film ‘War Horse’ was based on the book ‘My Warrior Horse’ by General Jack Seely and his horse Warrior lived in the fields around Brook, including those opposite the church. Jack Seely claimed that the proudest achievement of his early life was to row in the lifeboat at Brook next to his family’s home in the Isle of Wight. A walk around the routes Jack & Warrior used to ride was created in 2014 – so make day of it and follow the Warrior Trail.
10 July 2017