PHOTO GALLERY: Dragon boats battle it out for Bluebell Wood at Manvers - as racers compete in Bramley's dry-land "regatta"

By Gareth Dennison | 19/07/2019

PHOTO GALLERY: Dragon boats battle it out for Bluebell Wood at Manvers - as racers compete in Bramley's dry-land 'regatta'

DRAGONS on the water and dinosaurs on the land helped raise an estimated £10,000 for Bluebell Wood.

The charity’s third Dragon Boat Race was contested between 24 teams at Manvers Lake on Saturday.

Quickest was the O&P Construction team, followed by Violia Vikings in second and Arcus taking third place.

Click here to see a photo gallery from the contest

Beside the water were lifelike dinosaurs Tricksy and Blue, fairground rides, face painters, barbecue and Yorkshire Owl Rescue.

Events fundraiser Beth Cole said: “I’d like to say a huge thank you to the 24 teams that helped us make a splash at this year’s Dragon Boat Race. 

“It was my first event, having joined Bluebell Wood in June, and it really was a great day out for competitors and spectators alike. 

“We’d like to say a special thanks to our sponsors Loadhog and Gripple, all the vendors who took part, and our phenomenal volunteers, for helping make the event such a success.”

There were also plenty of boats bobbing aout in Bramley on Saturday-  but nobody got wet.

Bramley and Wickersley Lions Club held their Dry Land Regatta and fun day on Flash Lane playing fields in Bramley - you can see them in action here.

As well as holding boat races, there was music, dance displays and dog displays as well as the usual stalls.