Top Dog Events Planned for 2021

Dog plays guitar at dog friendly event

Love festivals, but don’t want to leave your dog behind? Well, now you don’t have to! Planned to take place across the UK in 2021 is a series of dog-friendly events for dogs and their adoring owners. Making sure all the pack gets to stick together, these pawstively bark-worthy shows are a celebration of all things canine and provide a brilliant chance for you to get in the festival spirit with your best mate by your side. From music to games to food, give yourselves a day you’ll cherish forever.

Dog-Friendly Events in 2021 

For something extra special to look forward to next year, we have put together a list of some of the much-anticipated doggy events due to take place in 2021 near our dog-friendly cottages. Please note that all events are subject to Coronavirus restrictions.

Dog Lovers Festival

When: 6th – 8th August 2021
Where: Elvaston Showground, Derbyshire

The ulitmutt celebration for besotted owners and their pups, the Dog Lovers Festival gives four-legged friends the V-I-Pup treatment. With nowhere off limits to dogs, this festival packs in adventure, live music and award-winning food and drink for a fantastic weekend. Planned to be even bigger and better for 2021, the event promises fun and frolics for all.
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When: 6th – 8th August 2021
Where: Oldstone Farm, Dartmouth, Devon

The award-winning Woofstock is a weekend-long, family festival with all the dog-friendly attractions and activities a pooch could dream of. With shows and demonstrations performed by polished pups including agility and obedience displays and police dog shows, as well as doggy races and events for all fluff balls to take part in, there really is something for all. 
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Dog and owner success at a dog show


When: June – September 2021
Where: Cheshire, Bristol, Hertfordshire, Warwickshire

Join a community of dog-lovers celebrating the very best friends anyone could wish for. Taking place across four different weekends at four different venues, Dog-Fest offers the oppawtunity to glean advice from industry experts, take part in exciting activities, browse and buy beautiful pet products and watch fantastic arena displays! Oh, and fuss over lots of cute dogs!
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When: 5th – 6th June 2021
Where: Burley Park, New Forest 

Want to give your fur-ever friend the best day out? Head to the brilliant Dogstival in the New Forest in 2021. With lots of shows to watch, tricks to try, treats to tuck into and goodies to buy, your dog will be in a pet paradise. A particular favourite amongst water-loving hounds is the festival’s K9 Aquasports Pool, where dogs can launch themselves into the water to play with each other and chase their favourite toy.
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All About Dogs

When: April – August 2021
Where: Various

Events organised by dog-lovers, for dog-lovers, this array of dog-friendly events definitely deserves a round of appaws. Held across various dates between April and August at a range of UK locations, there is sure to be an All About Dogs event going on near to your dog-friendly retreat. Take a browse and find your closest for endless hours of fun with your dog.

The Muddy Dog Challenge 2021

When: May – October 2021
Where: Various 

For something a little different to do with your dog, why not consider a bit of a challenge? Organised by Battersea, the Muddy Dog Challenge encourages dogs and their owners to get involved in either a 2.5k or 5k obstacle course. Completely dog-friendly, these superb events are an unmissable chance to raise money for animals in need, bond with your pup and, of course, get royally muddy. Which pooch could say no to that?

A quiet moment at a dog festival

Paws in the Park

When: 15th – 16th May 2021; 18th – 19th September 2021
Where: Sussex; Kent

One of Britain’s favourite dog festivals, Paws in the Park plans to pack two weekends in 2021 full of fun, including doggy competitions, have-a-go dog games like flyball, agility and cani-cross and a tail wagging K9 Aquazone. For extra goodies, there will also be lots of shopping opportunities with an array of food and toy stands. A brilliant excuse to treat your dogs like the Kings and Queens they are, this will leave memories to last a lifetime. 
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The Big Bark

When: 17th April 2021
Where: The Bath & West Showground

The superb Big Bark is a fundraising event that is all about “supporting ethical dog-related businesses and promoting healthy attitudes and positive training methods”. Presenting pawsome 30 exhibitors from across the South West, the event will also host a plethora of canine attractions, such as a doggy tea party (complete with party games and hats, of course) and the Canine Olympics! 
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Dogs Unleashed 

When: 19th – 20th June 2021
Where: Thoresby Park, Nottinghamshire

With an ever-expanding list of dog-friendly activities, stands and stalls, the Dogs Unleashed Festival is a real favourite amongst two and four-legged visitors alike. Introduce your furry pal to other friendly faces and enter them into all sorts of competitions. An excellent event for all the family, your pooch will have the time of their life exploring, playing and sampling some of the many goodies on offer!
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