Dog friendly days out: your guide to 2021

June 21, 2021

From dog-themed festivals to fundraisers, there’s lots of events for dog owners and dog lovers to look forward to this year. Here’s your guide to dog friendly days out in 2021. 

All About Dogs

30-31st May: Hylands Park

3rd-4th July: Blenheim Palace

31st July-1st August: Newbury Showground

29th-30th August: Norfolk Showground

4th-5th September: Newark Showground

Enter your pretty pooch or handsome hound in a fun dog show hosted by All About Dogs. Includes qualifying heats for Scruffts at some events.

Find out more about All About Dogs


5th-6th June: Burley Park, The New Forest

You’ll find plenty of things on offer for dogs and their owners at this fun day out. From doggy demonstrations to a vintage fun fair and a wide choice of locally-produced food and drink. 

Find out more and book your ticket for Dogstival.

Muddy Dog Challenge

September – October (various locations)

Help raise funds for Battersea Dogs & Cats Home by taking part in a Muddy Dog Challenge. You can sign up with or without your dog for a 2.5 or 5km obstacle course.

Some dates for this the event have been cancelled, others have been postponed until later in the year. Find out how to sign up for your local Muddy Dog Challenge.


11th-12th September: Knebworth House

18th-19th September: Cirencester Park

25th-26th September: Tatton Park

Dogfest is back this year with an exciting line up of arena displays, expert advice, shopping and food and drink at this family-friendly event.

Find out more and book tickets for Dogfest

Paws in the Park

18th-19th September, Kent Show Ground, Detling

9th-10th October: South of England Showground, Ardingly, West Sussex

There’s plenty to watch and do at Paws in the Park. You can enjoy demonstrations in the main arena and enter your dog into the companion dog show and much.

Find out more and book your ticket for Paws in the Park

Dogs Unleashed

3rd-4th July: Thoresby Park, Nottinghamshire

11th-12th September: Uttoxeter Racecourse, Staffordshire

Dogs Unleashed is an event for the whole family. There’s lots to do from competitions and displays to have-a-go opportunities for your dog to try some sporting activities. Make a weekend of it and camp. Caravans and campervans are welcome. 

Get your tickets for Dogs Unleashed.

Dog Lovers Festival

6th-8th August: Elvaston Showground, Derbyshire

This is a music festival with a difference – it’s designed exclusively for dog lovers. Book yourself a weekend camping ticket at K9 campsite and then sit and enjoy a great line-up of tribute acts. 

Find out more and book tickets for the Dog Lovers Festival.


Goodwood, West Sussex (posted until Spring 2022)

You’ve heard of Glorious Goodwood, well now there’s Glorious Goodwoof! This event, taking place over the May bank holiday weekend, promises to be a celebration of dogs, with plenty to do for canines and their human companions. 

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