Next month, Manchester’s biggest Easter weekend tradition returns to the city for its 10 year anniversary.

The Manchester Duck Race kicks off on Good Friday at New Bailey. And with a decade of races to celebrate, we’re expecting the biggest Duck Race yet.

With celebrity guests, stilt walkers, family-friendly fairground rides, live music and entertainment from Smooth Radio, it’s an Easter weekend family affair to kick off the Bank Holiday in style.

Spectators will gather on the banks of the River Irwell between 11am and 4pm to cheer on their favourite best dressed rubber ducks, which are sponsored by local Manchester businesses with all money raised going to children’s charity Brainwave.

In anticipation of the Duck Races’ 10th birthday, we’ve handpicked the top 15 best dressed ducks from over the years.

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1The Mad Quacker

2Quack to the Future

3Kim Karduckian

4Tim Beake

5Wonder Duck

6Bet Pinch

7Ziggy Starduck

8R Kid

9Judge Duck

10Samuel L Quackson


12Amy Duckhouse


14The Joker

15Mother Duck

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