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Monday, 12 April 2010

Duck Racing - Which rubber ducks are best?

Everyone loves a rubber duck race, and duck racing can be a great fund raising event. One of the most common questions we are asked at Toyday, is "what ducks are best for duck racing?". This depends largely on budget, and for many annual duck racing events, the event managers will have invested in special racing rubber ducks, which are weighted so that they float upright. We do supply these ducks designed especially for duck racing, (priced £3 - £10) although these can often be price prohibitive for 1 off duck racing events.

The biggest challenge with racing ducks, is the ability for them to stay upright whilst racing, and many duck races have ducks floating down the rivers on their sides or upside down.
Having said that, we have supplied many companies with rubber ducks for duck racing. Here's a list of the most popular: -

Classic Small Bath Duck
Small Rubber Duck
4.5cm.
Most likely to turn over but lowest price. This is our most popular duck purchased for 1 - time duck races.
Lead time of 2 -3 days.

Lena Racing Duck

5cm.
Fairly stable - will turn over on rapid water. Comes in six assorted colours to brighten up any duck race, which also makes it easier to identify the ducks.
Lead time of approx. 4 weeks.

Medium rubber Duck

Medium Rubber Duck
5.5cm.
Most stable - least likely to topple over.
Lead time of 2 -3 days.

We also have supplied ducks in uniforms, animal ducks and flashing rubber ducks which have been used for duck racing, and in such games as 'hook a duck'. One customer chose to fit cup hooks onto the top of our character themed rubber ducks, and had guest hook them out at their wedding. Our Giant ducks have been seen on Ant and Decs Saturday Night Takeaway.
Creature Rubber Duck

View all our rubber ducks here. If you need a large number of ducks, please contact us for a quote on 08452 696 452 or customerservice@toyday.co.uk

Whatever ducks you choose for your race or duck themed game, we wish you a great day of it, and if it is for a good cause, we hope you raise a lot of money for your charity.

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