Last updated: Sat 24 Mar 2018

Easter Sunday Bonnet Parade & Duck Race

Easter Sunday wouldn’t be the same without the traditional bonnet parade and duck race, on Sunday 1 April 2018 from 11.30am.

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The annual East Sunday duck race is organised by Nunney Community Association.

Easter Sunday’s events are organised by the Nunney Community Association. The bonnet parade starts around 11.30am in the Market Place, followed by the duck race.

Everyone is welcome to join in with the event. Categories this year are 0-4 years, 5-7 years, 8-10 years, 11-15 years, adult men and adult women. Have you decorated your hat yet?

Of course, this year there is once again a very popular category for well-behaved pets too.

Shortly afterwards, at noon, hundreds of plastic yellow ducks will race down the Nunney Brook through the centre of the village, with prizes for the winners.

Visitors can sponsor ducks, with the money supporting community projects. Ducks are on sale at the SPAR village shop and on the day at £1 each.

Last year all ducks were sold in advance, so this year a record 800 ducks are available – up from 500 previously.

The weather forecast for Scotland and the northeast of England is for a cold Easter – even possible snow -, but in Nunney we can look forward to a crisp but sunny Easter Sunday.

Artisan and Food MarketThis year an artisan and food market will take place in Nunney Village Hall on Easter Sunday from noon until 4pm.

Nunney Church service and teas

A family-friendly Easter service takes place in Nunney Church from 10.30am to 11.15am, followed by coffee and hot cross buns.

Tea in church also starts again this Easter Sunday between 3pm and 5pm. Refreshments and delicious cakes will no longer be served on Saturdays, but a warm welcome awaits every Sunday and on Bank Holidays.

Nunney Castle is free to explore and open all day. Free visitor parking is available in Old Quarry Gardens, Castle Hill (signposted).

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