Spring is well underway, Summer is just around the corner, and we’re already looking forward to a host of Summer fêtes and festivals. In this article we highlight some Dog Friendly Shows to pop in your 2018 diary.
Discover Some of Our Favourite Dog Friendly Shows
Paws In The Park
Spring Show, 19th – 20th May; Summer Show, 30th June – 1st July; Autumn Show, 15th – 16th September, 2018.
An exciting weekend of canine activities, displays and competitions for all the family. There are three Paws in the Park events throughout the year; Spring, Summer and Autumn. The main arena will host a variety of attractions including agility displays, a Film & TV stunt dog display and a Guide Dogs For The Blind display, amongst others. You can expect plenty of have-a-go activities for you and your four-legged family members, plus tasty food and lots of shopping.
For more information visit: http://www.pawsinthepark.net.
The Great British Dog Walk
Various Dates and locations
An annual event in aid of Hearing Dogs for Deaf People made up of 20 dog walks across the UK. With fun activities for all the family and plenty of stalls with gifts and refreshments, each dog walk is set in a beautiful, picturesque location. At each walk you can meet working hearing dogs and you will receive a free doggie bandana for each adult ticket purchased.
For more information about dates and locations head to www.hearingdogs.org.uk/greatbritishdogwalk.
Sandringham Flower Show
Wednesday 25th July, 2018
Whilst not a ‘Dog Show’, the annual Sandringham Flower Show is a lovely event for all the family, including well-behaved canine family members! There is something here for everyone; with stalls, arena acts including the David Seamark Sheep Dog Display Team; and of course the Royal Marquees displaying the judged competitions for baking, preserves, flowers, fruit and vegetables.
For more information visit: http://www.sandringhamflowershow.org.uk
Cheshire 16th – 17th June; Bristol 23rd – 24thJune; 7th – 8th July, 2018.
The perfect day out for dog lovers and owners, Dog Fest is hosted by Supervet Noel Fitzpatrick with three dates and locations to choose from. You can expect all sorts from your day out including dog displays, activities, shopping, music and so much more! There are ‘have-a-go’ activites that you can take part in. Elsewhere you can get expert advice with talks and demonstrations on all aspects of your dog’s life. For more information visit https://www.dog-fest.co.uk.
Burghley Horse Trials
30th August – 2nd September
The highlight of the Three Day Eventing calendar and a favourite amongst L&L staff, Burghley Horse Trials mixes world class equestrian sport with first class shopping. A great day out for all the family including well-behaved dogs. The main arena will see each phase of the main sporting event take place. In-between the main sport there will be a gundog display, a dog agility display and the popular Parade of Hounds. If all the excitement gets a little too much for your canine friends, there is a dedicated dog creche where you can leave your pup for up to two hours. This may be the time to sample the delicious food and drink on offer and peruse the shopping pavilions. (Note: Dog’s can’t be taken into the Grandstand.) For more information visit www.burghley-horse.co.uk
Of course there are loads more shows coming up that are welcoming to the furry members of the family. This list highlights just a few that have taken our fancy this year. If you attend any of our suggested shows let us know about your day; share your photographs with us on Social Media or send us an e-mail. Equally, if there’s a great dog friendly show that we haven’t mentioned, let us know. Tag us on our social media or again, pop us an e-mail.
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