Santa Paws Walk

Set out on a magical 2k or 5k winter walk around Crystal Palace Park as you get into the festive spirit with your four legged friend. Our 2k walk will take you up past the iconic 'rusty laptop' at the bowl lake, whilst our 5k heads past the historic dinosaur park and through the hidden maze!

Time Walk
10:30am Santa Puppy Walk
11am All Welcome
1pm All Welcome
2pm All Welcome

Select your walk time at checkout.

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Are you and your dog going to walk the Santa Paws Walk for charity?

We are encouraging as many people as possible to get their dogs walking to raise money for other dogs and good causes. Many of our animal charities have missed out on much needed funds during the covid-19 pandemic and need your help to continure their vital work. 

We are so excited to welcome the Dogs Trust as our Official Charity Partner this year. 

Dogs Trust is the UK's largest dog welfare charity with 20 rehoming centres around the UK, usually helping more than 15,000 dogs each year.

The pandemic has sadly meant more dogs are being abandoned than usual. Recently, Dogs Trust have received one call every 11 minutes from desperate and caring owners needing to hand over their dog, after facing financial hardship and health implications during the global pandemic – that’s an average of 50 calls a day – and a lot of dog’s hearts that need mending.

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They need to be ready to offer those dogs safe and warm shelter, urgent medical care, nutritious meals, special training, and the support and love they will be missing, but their resources are stretched more than ever.

You can help mend broken hearts by setting up a JustGiving page for the event, with money raised invested in the fantastic rehoming centres so they can be there for the nations dogs’, to fund preventative work to help protect dogs in the future, and to invest in, develop and promote information to help dog owners understand the needs of their pooch pals.

There is no minimum target to raise by setting up a fundraising page, but if you raise at least £50, you will receive an exclusive Dogs Trust bandana.

Whether you’re walking the 2k or 5k it’s a great opportunity to do something you both love whilst making a difference.

For more information, please visit their website, or email [email protected].

It's the perfect time of year to spend quality time with loved ones, including the dog, so prepare yourself for a dog friendly day out everyone can enjoy... it's time to let your pup know that Santa Paws is coming to town.

Whether you plan to set off on your walk at the start or end of your day, you'd be mad not to make the most of our Events Village. It's filled to the brim with Christmas shopping opportunities, both human and dog alike, enjoy the warmth of tasty festival food or a delicious festive hot drink, join your dog in the Santa Dash as you race over hay bales to get the fastest time and see if they have enough festive spirit to win in the Fun Dog Show. It's the ultimate dog friendly day out to tick off your Christmas list this year!


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