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Join us for the city’s favourite family day out on the banks of the River Irwell this Good Friday for the 8th annual Manchester Duck Race.

The Manchester Duck Race sees thousands of rubber ducks race down the river – it costs £1 to buy a duck and enter it into the race – with all proceeds going to local children’s charity Brainwave, who work hard to help children with brain injuries benefit from a range of educational and physical therapies across the country.

With over 25,000 visitors expected, the duck race celebrations will be spread across both sides of the River Irwell with Spinningfields and New Bailey coming alive with family activities, fairground rides, a petting farm and much more.

Free to attend, the fun starts at 12pm and the first race will commence at 2pm with surprise celebrity guests announcing the winners.

Beat queues on the day and purchase your £1 ducks online.