King Pocky's Derwentwater Regatta 2015

Saturday 11th July 2015 to Sunday 12th July 2015 - This event has finished

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Time: 11:00am to 4:00pm
Contact: National Trust North Lakes Office
Email: northlakes(at)nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone: 017687 74649
Venue: Crow Park
Address: Lake Road
Town: Keswick
County: Cumbria
Postcode: CA12 5DJ

King Pocky's Derwentwater Regatta is a weekend of madness and mayhem in celebration of all things afloat in the spirit of the eccentric 18th-century owner of Derwent Island, Joseph 'King Pocky' Pocklington. if you like messing around on the water, then this is the event for you.

Come and enjoy a raft of riotous activities, from larking around on the lake in a bathtub to trying a wide (and wet) range of taster sessions, from kayaking to paddle boarding and rowing. There will be Sprint rowing races, dragon boat races and kayak polo, a parade of sail and a 'best dressed boat' competition. Plus all the fun of a traditional summer fair with rides, side stalls, refreshments and competitions. Oh, and for the kids, big and small, '50 Things to do before you're 11¾' too!

Entry and activities are free, although charges apply to taster sessions. If you are joining in the boating activities you should bring a change of clothing in case you get wet. If you are jumping over waves you might need wellies; and the park can get muddy if it's wet. Dogs on leads are welcome.

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