Dragon Boat Racing and the East Anglian Festival

Dragon boat racing is an ancient Chinese tradition and the fastest growing water activity in Britain today – as well as the most fun! Up to 10 people paddle each 30’ boat with a drummer at the front beating time and our helm at the tail steering a straight course. No previous experience is required, just plenty of team spirit!

Gable Events has joined with Warner Leisure Hotels to bring you the 12th East Anglian Dragon Boat Festival. Taking place on Saturday 11th August 2018 at Oulton Broad, Lowestoft, the Dragon Boat Festival is open to everyone and over 30 teams are expected to battle it out over the 200m race course, watched by several thousand spectators.

With plentiful on-site parking, great facilities and ample land space for viewing and side activities, Oulton Broad and Nicholas Everett Park offer a superb venue for the Festival. As well as the colourful and exciting races, a wide range of continuous bankside entertainment including funfair, inflatable games, children’s activities, food stalls and bar guarantee a fabulous day for all the family!

Standard entry to the East Anglian Dragon Boat Festival includes:

  • Dragon boats, qualified helms and all racing equipment
  • At least 3 races per crew
  • Family entertainment
  • Souvenir programme
  • Trophies for the top three crews, the best-placed mixed crew (minimum 5 ladies) and the ‘best dressed’ crew
  • Medals for the top three crews

About Warner Leisure Hotels

Warner Leisure Hotels specialises in UK short activity breaks just for grown-ups. Warner Leisure Hotels offers holidays for adults in 13 country and coastal properties around the UK in the following locations: North Wales, Somerset, Herefordshire, Berkshire, North Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire, Isle of Wight, Suffolk, Hampshire and Warwickshire.

Warner Leisure Hotels is proud of its quality accommodation and offers guests the opportunity to explore local areas, relax in spas, enjoy a game of tennis or try something they’ve never done before, like archery or Zumba. Add nightly West End style entertainment, award-winning restaurants with locally sourced food and a varied choice of rooms.

Warner Leisure Hotels and Macmillan Cancer Support have partnered and are working together to fund a range of help and advice for people affected by cancer.

To do this, Warner is aiming to raise £500,000 – which could fund 25,000 hours of support from healthcare professionals. Warner has entered a team into the Dragon Boat Festival 2018 to help reach their fundraising target.

For more information about Warner Leisure Hotels, please visit:

About Gable Events

With the benefit of over 20 years’ experience in corporate event management, Gable Events provides high quality, value-for-money activities tailored to the individual needs of our clients. We specialise in events for motivation, team building and fun and offer a full portfolio of activities including it’s a knockouts, fun days, human table football, school sports, Medieval days, team challenges, CSI, krypton maze, soapbox derby, rafting, tank driving, treasure hunts, 8-lane giant scalextric and indoor entertainments.

To find out more about Gable Events, visit www.gable-events.co.uk, email info@gableevents.co.uk
or call 01780 470 718