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Bank Holiday Duck Race


This Saturday the Friends of Millhouses Park will be back with our fabulous free duck races at the fishpass in the park.

The ducks will race on the hour every hour from 11 til 4 – choose your duck early to avoid disappointment!

Should the weather scupper the event we will postpone til Sunday or Monday and keep you updated on Facebook and our website

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MacMillan Duck Race


A big thanks to everyone who donated generously at the MacMillan Duck Race. A great days racing in the park and MacMillan have contacted us to tell us know that the days races had raised over £120.

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Ay up me Duck!

IMAG1885 CROPThanks to all the competitors and volunteers at the hugely successful Cliffhanger duck races. We had six enjoyable races and your generous donations raised £112 for the Friends of Millhouses Park. Every penny will go back into the park. Special thanks to Anna for her daring rescue of duck 38 who became separated from the rest of the team.

If you missed out or just want another go our 114 intrepid little ducks have had a bath and are ready for racing in aid of MacMillan on Saturday 18 July. Find us at the fish pass and join in! First race shortly after 11.

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Duck Raced!

A very big thanks to all who helped make yesterdays Duck Race successful, I hope you will see from the attached pictures the magic of our little Fish Pass Stream continues to captivate, involve, entertain and bring a smile to a very many faces and add that little something extra to a day out in Millhouses Park.

Donations for the day were £84 which are going towards the Central Climbing/Balancing/sliding block that is to be restored for another 10 years popular use.

We will be running again over August Bank Holiday with the permission of the British Weather.

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Duck Race and Zorbing!

The Friend of Millhouses Park Great Annual Duck Race will take place this year on SATURDAY 3rd AUGUST at 10:00 on the FISH PASS!

Friends Of Millhouses Park Duck Race

This year, in collaboration with ACTIVITY SHEFFIELD, there will also be ZORB BALLS and a CLIMBING TOWER in the NORTH FIELD (between the Main Car Park and the Skate Park). Why not come along and challenge yourself?

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New Video!

A great new video from the Environment Agency! Find out all about our amazing Fish Pass!

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Cliffhanger Duck Race!

Another fantastic duck race at Cliffhanger 2011! Check out these amazing pictures which catch the atmosphere of the races brilliantly!

The second year Executive Member Christine Gunby has organised and run the Cliffhanger Free Duck Race. So much simple fun for some 2000 people – double the numbers of last year. After the races all the ducks have to be washed, disinfected and dried ready for next year; a process that can takes weeks after the event. It took 20 members of the friends to keep everything running and all of us were totally shattered by Sunday evening!

The friends took the postcodes of the entrants in the Duck Race – click the link below to see the results! Millhouses Park truly is a destination park!

Click HERE for some amazing pictures from Ted and Christine – thanks guys!

Visitors data – July 2011

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