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With special guests

Noel Fitzpatrick
Clare Balding
The Dogfest dogs

Welcome to DOGFEST 2019

The Ultimate Dogs Day Out is returning! Join special guests Professor Noel Fitzpatrick and Clare Balding for another amazing year, jam-packed with tons of have-a-go activities for you and your dog to get involved in.

Try your paw at Hay Bale Racing, be at one with your pup and get stuck into Doga, line up for the Great Dog Walk or enter the Fun Dog Show. Expect sensational arena displays and demonstrations, shopping, music, festival food, and so much more!



Knebworth House, Hertfordshire
11th - 12th May 2019, Knebworth House, Hertfordshire


Tatton Park, Cheshire
15th - 16th June 2019, Tatton Park, Cheshire


Ashton Court Estate, Bristol
22nd - 23rd June 2019, Ashton Court Estate, Bristol

Things you need to know

When and where is DogFest 2019?accordion arrow

DogFest South, Knebworth House, Hertfordshire - Saturday 11th May & Sunday 12th May

DogFest North, Tatton Park, Cheshire - Saturday 15th June & Sunday 16th June

DogFest West, Ashton Court Estate, Bristol - Saturday 22nd June & Sunday 23rd June

How do I get to DogFest?accordion arrow

DogFest South - Knebworth Park, Knebworth House, Stevenage, SG1 2AX

DogFest North - Tatton Park, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 6QN

DogFest West - Ashton Court Estate, Bristol, BS3 2JT

What are the opening times?accordion arrow

09.30am - 5:00pm Saturday

09:30am - 5:00pm Sunday

For all locations.

How much are tickets?accordion arrow

Adult - £16.50

Child (6 – 16 years) - £10.50

Senior (Over 60) - £12.50

Family (2 adults, 2 children) - £11.25*

*Family tickets are £45 for 2 adults and 2 children. Sold in multiples of 4, 5 or 6.

VIP Tickets - £90

Children under 6 go free!

What do VIP Tickets include?accordion arrow

1. Priority Parking – All VIP’s will have their own dedicated parking area, a five minute walk from the DogFest gates.

2. Fast Track Entry – Enter DogFest ahead of the crowds in a separate Fast Track queue.

3. A Relaxing Base – An exclusive area for you to escape the hustle and bustle of the show. Including comfortable seating both inside and out, refreshments all day long and separate toilets for your benefit.

4. Central Location – The DogFest VIP Lounge is centrally located, giving you easy access to all the exciting features as well as great views for you to sit and enjoy the event.

5. A Helpful Hand – With so much going on at DogFest, some insider tips can go a long way. Our DogFest VIP Team will help you get your bearings and offer tips on what to enjoy throughout the day.

6. Complimentary Lunch, Snacks and Drinks – We will be serving up the most delicious lunch to keep you going throughout the day. If you didn’t have time to grab breakfast, we will be serving fruit and pastries in the morning. Don’t worry, we also have your pooches covered, with a selection of dog snacks available to keep those hungry bellies at bay. Tea, coffee and a selection of cold drinks will be available all day.

7. Guest Appearance from Noel Fitzpatrick - Once a day, Noel will be in the VIP Lounge to give an insightful and inspiring talk to VIP visitors.

8. Specialist Talk – Learn some all-important dog first aid skills to help your dog when they are most in need of your love and care.

9. Live Music – Listen to live acoustic music whilst you eat your lunch or when you are in need of a mid-day snack.

10. VIP Goodie Bag – You will be given an exclusive VIP goodie bag filled with fun treats for you and your dog, including some Brand New DogFest merchandise.

Where can I see Noel Fitzpatrick and Clare Balding at the show?accordion arrow

Each day at DogFest Professor Noel Fitzpatrick will be in the VIP Lounge where he will give an insightful and inspiring talk. He will also be leading an interactive feature for younger visitors and will kick start the Great Dog Walk once a day.

Each day at DogFest Clare Balding will lead the Great Dog Walk once a day and will entertaining our guests on the main stage.

Is parking free?accordion arrow

DogFest South – Free parking

Dogfest West – Free parking

DogFest North - £7.00 vehicle entry charge - this charge is levied and maintained by Tatton Park.

Tatton Parks Statement:
By paying the park entry charge you are kindly contributing to the cost of conserving and maintaining Tatton Park for you and future generations to enjoy. Every penny spent at Tatton Park, whether it is the £7 park entry, admission to attractions or spend in the shops and restaurant, stays here and helps look after the park.


For a limited time only, DogFest HQ will be providing free vehicle entry passes to our North show. Free vehicle entry passes will be available until 21st December 2018, after which date there will be a charge of £7.00 per vehicle.

Do you offer carers a free ticket to DogFest?accordion arrow

Yes, visitors who are registered as disabled who purchase a ticket will be provided with a free ticket to bring along a carer. Please bring along proof of disability on the day (I.E. a photocopy of blue badge or DLA letter).

Disabled Accessaccordion arrow

DogFest is committed to making everyone’s experience an enjoyable. Please do consider that the festival is an outdoor event with grass fields and grounds with gradients/uneven surfaces, whilst we have made a great effort to provide facilities to accommodate for this there will inevitably be some areas that are hard to navigate. There will be an area for disabled parking as close to the entrance to the event site as possible. Disabled parking is free at DogFest South and West, however there is a £3.50 charge at North. Please see the parking FAQ for more information.

Is camping available?accordion arrow

There is no camping at any of our locations this year. We are currently working with our venues to provide you with some local camping options for each location.

Are there any shaded areas in case of extreme weather?accordion arrow

Yes, there are tented areas for dogs and their owners to rest and take cover in case of extreme hot or wet weather.

Visitors should make extra provisions for any weather eventuality as although we’d love to have sunshine we cannot guarantee this due to the great British weather! DogFest advises bringing provisions from wellies to sun cream, blankets to waterproofs for sun, rain, wind and cold weather.

Can dogs come to DogFest?accordion arrow

YES! DogFest is a celebration of the unique relationship between owner/s and their dog so we warmly welcome dogs to come along and have a great day out with their family. Please familiarise yourself with our Animal Welfare Guidelines, and ensure your dog stays on their lead unless they’re participating in one of the have-a-go activities. But if you don’t have a dog, you’re also warmly invited to take part in any of the activities. Please note this is a dog’s day out and cats or other animals are not permitted.

Can I attend DogFest without my dog?accordion arrow

Yes! Of course you can still attend if you are unable to bring your own dog! Dogfest both a fantastic day for doglovers as well as dogs, and there will be plenty for you to do, including shopping opportunities, watching amazing displays, and attending informative talks which will help you with caring for your own pet.

Animal Welfareaccordion arrow

Please consider the temperament of your dog before you decide to attend. The show is very busy with thousands of other dogs and people, and knowing your own dog(s), you should consider if this is an environment which they will enjoy.