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There's a DogFest Near You!

Fun in the Ball Pit. Photo courtesy of DogFest.

DogFest the nation’s friendliest dog festival begins in April.

Two days of thrilling dog action, set against the backdrop of seven of the UK’s most gorgeous stately homes and gardens. You’ll find world-class displays from top canine athletes, free expert advice and workshops, have-a-go activities to take part in, shopping, treats plus plenty of play!

2024 sees the 10th birthday of DogFest kicking off the birthday season at Loseley Park, Surrey this April, returning with a programme packed full of fun. From Dog School to Breed Meet-Ups to the Big Dog Walk, this year’s event features some festival favourites plus loads of new activities including Dogaoke, The Breed Meet-Up Challenge, Barn Hunt, Canicross, face-painting for the kids, and more.  

Agility at Ragley Hall. Photo courtesy of DogFest.

Expect hundreds of stalls –  food, drink, music, shopping and activities for you and your dog. Check out the event you’ll be going to for more planned activities local to you.

If you fancy meeting new people on a local dog walk, The Big Dog Walk gives you the chance to join thousands of others and their dogs on a 2km or 4km leisurely walk to explore the beautiful country park DogFest is set in. Check the DogFest website for set off times.

At all 7 DogFests there will be Exercise and Bonding All in One, with Canicross! Join the cross-country running with your dog craze!  You don't have to be an athlete to enjoy running with your best friend - anyone can do it and reap the rewards.  The Canicross UK team of experts will be on hand to help you test out all the gear - your dog wears a harness specifically designed to allow them to pull, you wear a belt/harness which allows hands-free running and you are attached to your dog with a bungee line. 

Dog Diving. Photo by Matt Lawrence, courtesy of DogFest.

Celebrate the beauty of our four-legged friends, the funny things they do and the bond between owner and dog at the Fun Dog Show! Presented by The Ministry of Fun. This year’s shows return with nine classes and an opportunity to win the coveted ‘Best in Show’ title. The Fun Dog Shows take place on the Saturday and Sunday and is open to everyone.

Amongst the nine categories you and your dog might want to enter are: ‘Best Treat Catcher and Dog Who Has Embarrassed Their Owner’; ‘Best Rescue and Loveliest Lady’; ‘Cool Pup and Golden Oldie’. Check out the website and book the class for you. Entry is £3 per class and can be booked in advance when booking your DogFest tickets.

At all 7 DogFests there will be Paws and Paint. Get your face painted and unleash your pup-sonality. Transform your little ones with enchanting face painting. From playful puppies to dazzling diamonds and flowers. Each design features eco-friendly, biodegradable glitter. Let them shine with their favourite canine companions or sparkle with joy. It’s a day to celebrate our furry friends and create lasting memories.

Fun for the whole family. Photo by Matt Lawrence, courtesy of DogFest.

Here’s a rundown of all 7 DogFest Festivals and their dates. Make a note of which suits you and your pet best.

 27 & 28 April 2024 - DogFest Surrey: Loseley Park.

25 & 26 May 2024 - DogFest Warwickshire: Ragley Hall.

8 & 9 June 2024 - DogFest Lincolnshire: Burghley House.

15 & 16 June 2024 - DogFest Cheshire: Tatton Park.

31 August & 1 September 2024 - DogFest Bristol: Ashton Court.

7 & 8 September 2024 - DogFest Yorkshire: Harewood House.

21 & 22 September 2024 - DogFest Hertfordshire: Knebworth House.

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