There are such a lot of festivals on the calendar for 2019 providing music, tradition, foods and drinks and extra – however what about canines? The excellent news is, there are many festivals which can be appropriate in your four-legged buddy. Check out our record and see which dog-friendly UK festivals will make into your diary this yr.
This record is only a information, and we propose you take a look at every competition’s canine coverage earlier than deciding which is the precise one in your and your canine. Most ask for the fundamentals like conserving them on a brief lead and selecting up their poo, however some have extra particular guidelines too. It’s additionally vital that your canine is snug with crowds and plenty of noise and music to be able to each have the very best time.
Knebworth Home, Hertfordshire – 11th-12th Might
Tatton Park, Cheshire – 15th-16th June
Ashton Court docket, Bristol – 22nd-23rd June
It solely appears becoming to begin the record with a competition celebrating the whole lot to do with canines. Anticipate talks from main professionals in canine care and behavior, an enormous canine stroll and canine present, plenty of stands for all of your canine’s wants, a canine exercise ring, stay music and loads of meals stalls to maintain you and your pooch entertained for hours – even appearances by Clare Balding and the Supervet himself, Professor Noel Fitzpatrick.
Dogfest takes place in three completely different places on three completely different dates, making it an awesome time out for folks up and down the nation. Anticipate a fun-filled, action-packed time out for the entire household – and most significantly, your canine.
Discover out extra: dog-fest.co.uk
2. Foodies Competition
Varied dates and places: Might-November
Foodies Competition is a veritable feast for lovers of all issues foods and drinks. Anticipate to style an unbelievable choice of native and artisan produce from across the UK and additional afield. You may feast on over 30 stalls of artisan produce, and be a part of the prosecco and parmesan masterclasses, chocolate making, cake adorning and Kombucha workshops (in fact).
There are 10 Foodies Festivals going down throughout the summer time (plus a few Christmas feasts later within the yr too) stretching from Brighton to Edinburgh. So irrespective of the place you might be within the UK, there will likely be a Foodies Competition close to you.
Discover out extra: foodiesfestival.com
three. Standon Calling
Standon, Hertfordshire: 25th-28th July
Standon Calling claims to be the UK’s most dog-friendly music competition. It hosts its personal canine present for competition goers to participate in with classes like ‘Canine with the Waggiest Tail’ and ‘Seems Most Like Proprietor’.
There’s at all times all kinds of bands, DJs, comedy and artwork installations to take pleasure in. This yr’s line-up boasts a wealth of well-known and up-and-coming names headlined by Rag’N’Bone Man, Wolf Alice and Nile Rodgers & Stylish.
Discover out extra: standon-calling.com
four. The Inexperienced Gathering Competition
Piercefield Park, Chepstow: 1st-4th August
Powered by 100% renewable vitality (a mixture of “wind, solar, folks and keenness”), the Inexperienced Gathering Competition is right for revellers on the lookout for a laid-back ambiance and an eclectic line-up of punk, ska, dance, reggae, rap and poetry.
Inexperienced Gathering is the place for you and your pooch in case you love psychedelic tunes, politically-conscious singer-songwriters and enjoyable folks tunes. Canines are very welcome, be certain to snap up one in every of their restricted canine tickets for £85, with a £40 returnable ‘good behaviour’ bond.
Discover out extra: greengathering.org.uk
5. Camper Calling
Ragley Corridor, Warwickshire: 23rd-25th August
Camper Calling is a family-friendly music competition, with acts as numerous as Skunk Anansi, Suave Dodger and Tony Christie taking the stage.
There are a great deal of actions that will help you benefit from this lovely lakeside location, like water sports activities and excursions of Ragley Corridor itself, in addition to woodland walks that can give your canine loads of house to stretch their legs. And the “calling all youngsters membership” and Kate’s story tree will preserve the little ones busy too.
Discover out extra: campercalling.com
6. Shrewsbury Folks Competition
Shrewsbury, Shropshire: 23rd-26th August
This yr’s competition options one other thrilling line-up of artists protecting all the spectrum of folks music. And it’s at all times a agency favorite for canine house owners with a heat, inclusive ambiance. As an additional bonus, there are correct flushing loos – and free poo luggage in your doggy too.
Discover out extra: shrewsburyfolkfestival.co.uk
7. The Good Life Expertise
Hawarden, Wales: 12th-14th September
Based by 4 pals in the hunt for the less complicated days, this competition is all about getting again to your roots and taking advantage of the good outside.
Actions vary from jewelry making and spoon carving to wild swimming and axe throwing. There are talks and displays from explorers, writers and prime cooks too. Or simply exhibit your greatest strikes to their line-up of DJs and musicians, which this yr has been curated by Cerys Matthews and Caught By The River.
Discover out extra: thegoodlifeexperience.co.uk
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