Return of the pack: Dogstival is back for 2020 in the New Forest

Return of the pack! Join the fun at Dogstival 5-6 September at Burley Park in the New Forest

The ultimate socially distanced day out for you and your dog

Dogstival poster 2020Dogstival is making final preparations for a postponed weekend of entertainment not to be missed.

The stunning Burley Park is an eminently suitable replacement venue for the festival which was originally scheduled for May, with acres of space to explore, allowing easy social distancing and there will be plenty of extra hygiene measures in place including multiple hand sanitiser stations throughout and on-site cleaning teams across both days. Additionally, tickets are only being sold in-advance to comply with ‘track and trace’ and help manage capacity.

Book tickets now online here:

Advance tickets only - no tickets at the gate this year

In common with other events now going ahead, it is essential that the organisers Lighthouse Marketing are able to manage numbers and adhere to track and trace details. The obvious answer is: book your tickets now! See below for prices and go to to buy.

It’s music to a dog’s ears! The ultimate day out for you and your dog...

The main arena sees the Essex Dog Display team, the bonkers Phill Gibbons Nippers, Terriers & Lurchers with Stuart Barnes Sheep Dog & Duck display a firm family favourite. 

Pet care to behaviour training - useful canine knowledge on tap for all owners!

Another pup-date is the new Healthy Hound Den hosted by This Morning’s TV Vet Dr Scott Miller, he’ll share his knowledge on all manner of pet care subjects from puppy, seniors, first aid and tips for certain breeds, as well as talks from physios and food nutrition experts in the ‘pop-up demo kitchen’. 

The Dog House Behaviour Stage welcomes Natalie Light, one of the most recognised trainers and behaviourists around - she’ll will be helping to create dogstival pylewell dogs1an even stronger bond with our best friends.

There is a second Show Arena hosted by the utterly bonkers Anna ‘the Barking Blonde’ Webb, with demonstrations, fun dog shows, kids obedience competitions and a chance to meet rare breeds.  

New for this year stand up paddle boarding for dogs...and much more!

dogstival pylewell dogs2For water loving pooches Stand Up Paddle Boarding is new for this year's Dogstival.

Furry party animals will be able to enjoy a swift one at Dogstival’s Dog Pub, there’s a mini ‘chapel’ to capture any fluffy romances struck up at the event and a K9 Chill Out Zone for dogs (and owners) to relax, have a massage or an express groom whilst foot-tapping to some great live music. 

For the ultimate doggy thrills, the K9 Aqua Dog Diving Pool will get wet tails wagging while on dry land fun can be found in the Have-A-Go arenas with agility, flyball, working dog scurries, scent training tests, hoopers ring and lure racing. Gift-wrapping this action-packed day is Boutique Shopping with around 160 stalls selling everything a dog could even wish for, plus foodie delights from land and sea. 

The lowdown: place, dates, times, tickets! Dogstival and doggy acrobatics

Dogstival takes place from 10am to 6pm on Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 September 2020 at Burley Park, Burley, Ringwood, BH24 4AB.  Day tickets are £13.90 for adults, £8 for 6-16 year olds, 5 and under go free and there are special prices for disabled with carer, and family and weekend ticket discounts.

Look forward to seeing you there!

PS For lots more lowdown if you're visiting the New Forest for the weekend to go to Dogstival just explore this website - and sign up in advance of your visit for our popular and always eagerly anticipated Weekly What's On e-newsletter



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