Dragon Boat Racing at Pugneys Country Park, Wakefield

Dragon Boat Racing at Pugneys Country Park, Wakefield

If you’re on the hunt for a thrilling dragon boat racing experience in West Yorkshire, covering areas like Wakefield, Bradford and Leeds, look no further! Pugneys Country Park is your ultimate destination for action-packed dragon boat racing adventures. We bring the thrill of this team-focused sport right to Pugneys Country Park.

Dragon boat racing is quickly becoming a top pick for corporate team building activities in Yorkshire. Its rising fame is due to the region’s stunning natural settings, the sport’s emphasis on flawless teamwork, and its ability to bring people together. The physical challenges of the sport encourage team bonding and create enduring connections among participants. The competitive nature of dragon boat racing also boosts team morale and unity, essential elements for successful team building. Additionally, the Yorkshire offers captivating waterways, a rich cultural history, and a lively arts scene, making it the perfect setting for your dragon boat racing event.

Discover more about Pugneys Country Park in Wakefield and the incredible opportunities it presents for your dragon boat racing day in Yorkshire!

Our first-rate events team will make sure you and your team maximise the day’s potential, and the best part? No prior experience is needed!

Continue reading to find out more about what Pugneys Country Park has to offer!

How does the dragon boat racing work?

Now that you’ve decided on a dragon boat racing event in Yorkshire, NewWave Events can help you to organise the perfect day! Firstly, let us know an approximate number of participants and we will be able to provide you with an accurate dragon boat racing proposal for your group. The event usually runs with 3 rounds of heats, semi finals and a grand final and depending on your numbers, we will suggest the best racing format for your team. Our events are suitable for small groups of 22 + as well as 500 or more! 

Never seen dragon boats in action? Take a look at the video from one of our large charity dragon boat events.

About Pugneys Country Park, Wakefield

Nestled in the heart of Wakefield, Pugneys Country Park is a fantastic location renowned for hosting exhilarating dragon boat events. With its massive lake and picturesque surroundings, the park has become a legends’ ground where teams and spectators gather for a day of wet and wild racing.

Pugneys Country Park in Wakefield has the capacity to host anywhere between 22 to over 500 participants, making it an ideal venue for large-scale dragon boat events.

Pugneys Country Park emerges as an exemplary venue for dragon boat racing, offering a harmonious blend of natural beauty and functional amenities. The expansive lake, surrounded by lush greenery, provides a picturesque yet competitive arena for teams to navigate their boats through calm waters. Spectators can immerse themselves in the thrilling races from ample viewing areas, ensuring an engaging experience for all. The park’s well-maintained facilities, including spacious open fields, picnic areas, and a café, cater to the diverse needs of participants and attendees alike. Every dragon boat event at Pugneys is not just a race but a holistic experience of competition, camaraderie, and connection with nature.

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Why NewWave Events?

NewWave Events provides excellent communication before, during and after your dragon boat racing event. We will take care of the organisation of the event on the day so you don’t have to worry about a single thing – you can join in on the races! We are not only a dragon boat racing supplier but also a professional events company which means we will take care of venue arrangements and the schedule of the day, so everyone is in the right place at the right time! It’s a pleasure for us and a weight off your shoulders!

Let us help you organise the best dragon boat racing event in Yorkshire!

What’s provided on the day

  • The services of one of our experienced event managers prior to and during your event
  • Liaison with the venue to ensure the necessary infrastructure is in place
  • Fully equipped 30’ (up to 11 person) dragon boats
  • Trained staff (registered with Sport Governing Body)
  • Event control gazebo
  • Buoyancy aids & paddles
  • Professional emergency medical technician with response kit
  • Race equipment & radios
  • PA system and MC with race commentary
  • Venue decoration – authentic Chinese dragon flags on bamboo poles
  • Race schedule and computerized results service
  • £10m Public and equipment liability insurance
  • And much more… enquire today for a full breakdown!

We will ensure that the event runs smoothly and safely, and can provide additional services such as catering and entertainment to enhance the experience for your participants and spectators. NewWave Events will help to make your event a success and provide a positive and memorable experience for all involved!