Welcome to the 2018 Sonning Festival

Agree with Ratty from Wind in the willows that there’s ‘nothing half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats?’ then head down to the Sonning Regatta to join in for what promises to be a fun filled family day out on the banks of the River Thames in the historic Berkshire village.

Regatta races are designed for all ages and rowing abilities from aspiring Redgraves and Pinsents to complete novices, its the taking part that counts however if you are more of a land- lubber, theres lots to do on the riverside including childrens entertainment, a beer tent, BBQ and snacks and an assortment of shopping stalls, why not enjoy a picnic while cheering the rowers on and make a day of it.

This year we have more on then ever and are looking forward to an action packed fun filled day, we look forward to seeing there!



Sonning Festival news:

KataCanoe Training Date

May 21st, 2018

We are happy to announce a KataCanoe Practise Session on top of our existing Dongola Practise Sessions. The KataCanoe Practise Session will run from 5pm to 9pm on Friday May 25th, from Reading Bluecoat Landing Stage, opposite the Regatta Site.

2018 Elegant Picnic Tickets

April 24th, 2018

Unfortunately due to popular demand, we have already sold out of Elegant Picnic Tickets for the 2018 Event.

Volunteers Needed

April 9th, 2018

We urgently need volunteers to help with clearing up the Regatta Site on Sunday May 27th. We usually meet around 8am either on the site or on the opposite side of the River outside Reading Bluecoat Boathouse. Help is needed with taking down tents, clearing up the site of any rubbish and ensuring the site is left how we found it. If interested please email us at sonning.regatta@gmail.com

T-Shirt Sales

March 11th, 2018

Hurry – Pre-order your Regatta T-Shirt in advance of the Big Day, so you can wear it with pride whilst competing.

T-Shirts retail at £10 each and we have the  following sizes available :

Children’s – Age 9-10 years

Adult – Small, Medium, Large, X Large.

Please see below this year’s design and colour :

Ticket Sales

February 26th, 2018

We are selling tickets for this year’s Sonning Regatta and Elegant Picnic on Saturday April 21st at Person Hall, from 10am to 12.00pm. You can also buy tickets via our website too. Please note, Elegant Picnic Tickets won’t be available to purchase online before April 21st)