Free for spectators
The high-adrenaline Dragon Boat Regatta Race will return to Gloucester Docks this May. The event sees a number of teams battle it out in decorative 40-foot long boats- it truly is a race like no other!
This is a fun day out for all the family, with a number of exciting prizes up for grabs to those who manage to navigate the waters of Gloucester Docks! There will be plenty of entertainment on hand, with a funfair and plenty of stalls on offer. This event is free of charge for spectators.
Map & Directions
From the North: Get off the M5 at Junction 11, at the roundabout take the 3rd exit onto the A40 (signposted Gloucester/Cirencester). At Elmbridge Court roundabout take the 4th exit (signposted Ross). At the next roundabout take the first exit onto the A38 and then at the next roundabout take the 2nd exit onto the A430 (Kingsholm Road). At the traffic lights turn left onto Black Dog Way and follow the road (past the Train Station on your left and then Asda on your left). At the next set of traffic lights continue forward (Trier Way). Continue forward at the next set of traffic lights and then stay in the right hand lane (you will see Gloucester Park on your right). At the cross roads continue forward on to St. Ann Way and turn right at the next set of lights in to the Quays car park.
From the South: Get off the M5 at Junction 12, at the roundabout take the first exit onto the B4008. At the Cross Keys Roundabout take the 3rd exit onto the A38. At the next roundabout continue forward. At the traffic lights continue forward (stay in the left hand lane, signposted Ross) onto the A430, Secunda Way. Continue forward on this by pass until you come to a roundabout, stay in the right hand lane and take the 2nd exit (on to Hempstead Lane). At the traffic lights turn right onto St. Ann Way. Continue forward at the next set of lights and then turn left in to the car park at the next set of lights. This is a multi storey car park where there is plenty of parking for visitnig Gloucester Docks and the Quays Shopping Outlet.
Public Transport Directions
If you are arriving by Train come out of the Train Station and cross Bruton Way into the Bus Station. Walk through the archway and out on to Station Road. Cross Station Road and continue forward on to Clarence Street. At the end of Clarence Street, turn right in to Eastgate Street. At the end of Eastgate Street you will arrive at the 'cross'; where the four main gate streets meet. Turn left in to Southgate Street. Walk down Southgate Street until you can see the Docks to your right. Turn right into the main Docks area and then take the first left. Continue forward and into the entrance of the car park. This is a multi storey car park where there is plenty of parking for visitnig Gloucester Docks and the Quays Shopping Outlet.
|Dragon Boat Race 2017 (7 May 2017)|
* Timings of this event are to be confirmed.