Frequently Asked Questions
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DogFest North, Tatton Park, Cheshire - Saturday 15th June & Sunday 16th June
DogFest West, Ashton Court Estate, Bristol - Saturday 22nd June & Sunday 23rd June
DogFest South, Knebworth House, Hertfordshire - Saturday 11th May & Sunday 12th May
Click here for directions to Tatton Park.
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).
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.
The Tatton Park Vehicle entry charge applies to all visitors, including National Trust Members. For more information view their website.
DogFest is committed to making everyone’s experience 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.
For any ticket related enquiries, please contact our ticket providers. You can do this by filling out their online customer service form.
Alternatively, you can call 0871 230 2200 for ticket assistance. Please note: calls cost 13 per minute plus network access charge.
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.
Yes, but a charge of £2.75 per transaction will apply. The ATM can be found at the info point located at the show entrance.
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. Please keep your dog(s) on a lead at all times when you are at the show. For our full animal welfare guidelines, click here.
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 at all times. 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.
Yes, you can still attend if you are unable to bring your own dog! Dogfest is both a fantastic day for doglovers as well as dogs and there will be plenty for you to do, including shopping opportunities and watching amazing displays.
Yes, you can bring your own food and drink to the venue. There will also be a number of catering options at DogFest; from teas and coffees, to a light lunch, cakes and ice-cream.
We allow filming at the event but wish to protect the integrity of the event and its exhibitors. You are free to record your own visit for your own personal home use. You will not be able to sell any photos or moving images of the event for commercial or other gain. Please respect the privacy of other attendees who may not want to be filmed. Please do not bring any professional equipment with you and please be aware of health and safety issues.