Easter surprises at A0AC open weekend

The AOAC Duck Race returns to the River Adur on Sunday
The AOAC Duck Race returns to the River Adur on Sunday

EASTER surprises are in store at Adur Outdoor Activities Centre at its open weekend on Saturday and Sunday.

People can explore all the centre has to offer and have a go at activities like climbing, archery, kayaking, canoeing and stand-up paddle boarding.

The open weekend will include a few Easter surprises

The open weekend will include a few Easter surprises

Resident user groups based at the centre, a registered charity in Brighton Road, Shoreham, will be there to share their knowledge and skills, including Adur Centre Sailing Club, Adur Canoe Club and VC Jubilee Cycling Club.

On Sunday at 3.30pm, the AOAC Duck Race returns to the River Adur, repeating the spectacle of two years ago, when hundreds of spectators gathered on Norfolk Bridge to watch the spectacle.

A luxury Easter hamper is on offer for the winning duck. Sponsorship is by donation, available until early afternoon on Sunday, and the money raised will go towards new equipment.

Centre manager Lee Mercer said: “This is an exciting opportunity for people to come and find out about the many ways they can get involved with the centre.

VC Jubilee Cycling Club will be running a cycling skills course

VC Jubilee Cycling Club will be running a cycling skills course

“Whether you’re an individual wanting to try something new, a group or organisation looking for some eggs-hilarating new opportunities, we have something for everyone.”

The Open Weekend runs from 10am to 4pm on Saturday and Sunday. To donate Easter eggs, raffle prizes or cakes, call 01273 462928, or visit www.aoac.org.uk for more information.

Archery is just one of the activities to 'have a go' at

Archery is just one of the activities to 'have a go' at