Dragon Boat Racing at Fairlop Waters, Essex

Dragon Boat Racing at Fairlop Waters, Essex

If you’re on the hunt for a thrilling dragon boat racing experience in Essex and near London Borough of Redbridge , look no further! Fairlop Waters is your ultimate destination for action-packed dragon boat racing adventures. We bring the thrill of this team-focused sport right to Essex.

Dragon boat racing is quickly becoming a top pick for corporate team building activities in the East of England. 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 East of England 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 Fairlop Waters and the incredible opportunities it presents for your dragon boat racing day in Essex!

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 Fairlop Waters has to offer!

How does the dragon boat racing work?

Now that you’ve decided on a dragon boat racing event in Essex, 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 Fairlop Waters, Essex

Fairlop Waters is set amidst a beautiful natural landscape. The expansive lake provides an excellent backdrop for dragon boat racing, with its clear waters and lush green surroundings. Participants and spectators alike can enjoy the serene ambiance while taking part in or watching the races.

The Boathouse at Fairlop Waters Country Park is open throughout the week for visitors to buy refreshments and take a much needed rest. With stunning views out onto the lake, drop by and let us welcome you.

With spectacular views across the lake and country park, the Lakeside Suite can provide the ideal location for your function or event. The large open plan room has its own fully stocked bar and adjoining toilets, not to mention the large balcony for your guests to enjoy the country park surroundings.

The site is licensed for weddings and civil partnerships, suitable for seated meals, Djs and dancing or an afternoon tea reception.

Equally it is a wonderful location for meetings, training courses and consultation sessions.

For more information about this exceptional venue, visit: Fairlop Waters, Essex


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 Essex!

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!