The Dragons are back!

Llys y Fran Country Park & Reservoir will host the 3rd Welsh Dragon Boat Championships.

On Sunday 29th May, the sound of drums will be heard right across the country park as the 20 teams at this year's Welsh Dragon Boat Championships take to the water.

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The event, organised by the Narberth and Whitland Rotary promises to be a family-friendly affair and is raising money for and awareness of charities and good causes providing 'Life Development Opportunities' for young people in our community.

Welsh Dragon Boat Championships 2016

The race itself involves approximately 20 teams of 17 members, varying in ability and experience, racing in traditional Dragon Boats with a drummer at the bow and an experienced rudder man at the helm. It is extremely exciting for spectators to watch from the shoreline at the reservoir and is an enjoyable day out for all the family.

A giant marquee will be on site for day and evening entertainment. Bring your own gazebo and picnic on the grassy banks of the reservoir and enjoy the race spectacle.

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The event is being hosted at Llys y Fran Country Park in Pembrokeshire – the magnificent 350 acre park site at the heart of the county. The park boasts a 212 acre reservoir on which the race itself will take place. The park is popular with ramblers, cyclists, water sports and fishing enthusiasts boasts a family-friendly restaurant, gift shop and a vast outdoor nature trail around the man-made lake.

Free entry for kids for the weekend. All rides and entertainment for children is free. Adult admission price £2.

Visit the Welsh Dragon Boat Championships Facebook page to keep upto date with the events.

Visit Pembrokeshire was lucky to be at the very first Welsh Dragon Boat Chapionships in 2014 and we had a brilliant time. Read more about the day in our blog 'Look out, the dragons are coming!'

If you're heading to this years event, don't forget to share your photos with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. We'd love to see them.


 I have never been tempted by going abroad....I would much rather come to Pembrokeshire (usually Nolton Haven)...spectacular scenery and fantastic beaches 
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