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Top 8 things you MUST try out at Dogstival this year - tickets on sale now!

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Dogstival is the ultimate canine event in the UK, and this year, they have so many fun things planned for their guests!

By Justine Seraphin

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On the 6th February, HRH became the first British Monarch to celebrate 70 years on the throne. So this year, Dogstival’s theme is the Platinum Jubilee - amongst lots of fun activities, you’ll also be able to enjoy a Jubilee Tea "Pawty"!

How to go to Dogstival

Dogstival takes place on the 4th and 5th of June at Broadlands Park, Romsey, in Hampshire. Tickets are available now and you should hurry to get them! You won’t want to be missing out.

Day tickets can be purchased on the Dogstival website, and are priced from £9 for kids 6-16yrs and £15 for adults. Some proceeds of the event will be donated to StreetVet (a charity who provides medical assistance to homeless dogs) and Pets As Therapy (a charity that organizes dog visits to care homes, hospitals, prisons and more, to provide people in need with companionship).

The best day of the year for dog lovers

We think supporting charities in itself is a good enough reason to go to the event, but wait, there’s more! The event is simply INCREDIBLE. There is something for everyone…and for every dog, of course. So if we haven’t convinced you yet, check out our gallery above and see exactly why you HAVE to go to Dogstival this year.

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    Enjoy a Jubilee Tea Pawty

    At the Jubilee Tea Party, dogs can enjoy a very British Afternoon Tea experience with their furry friends, courtesy of The Four Legged Foodies.

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    Chow down with some great food and drinks

    Doggies can chow down on Poocharoni Doggy Pizza, raise a glass of pawsecco and snack on baked goodies from the Pop+Bark Pupuccino Bar. Meanwhile, their human companions will be able to enjoy some of the region’s best artisan, locally sourced food and drink and get in the Jubilee celebration spirit with beverages from the giant London Bus Bar. 

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    Shop till you drop

    140 independent stalls will be present at Dogstival, and will be selling everything and anything for a dog’s look, tastebuds, lifestyle, fun, health and wellbeing.

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    Have a ball with Barkour

    Pups can navigate their way through an adventure playground of agility ramps, tunnels, ball pits, see-saws and more. They can also take part in agility, hoopers and flyball.

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    Have a swim and get wet

    The water-loving dogs can launch themselves into the giant 10m dog diving splash pool and enjoy water-based retrieves. The Gundog Village also features six different ‘scurries’ to jump, navigate and tear around.

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    Watch Dogstival’s fascinating Main Arena Demonstrations

    Demonstrations from Lurchers & Hawk racing, crime-busting scent demo’s from the UK Pet Detectives Colin & Molly and from the UK’s leading BMX Stunt Team.

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    Learn at the Dog House Stage

    Experts will provide talks and crowd interaction on all manner of canine health and behaviour topics. This year’s event will also delve deep into the hot topic of raw dog food.

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    Have a laugh with the Barking Mad Comedy Club

    Guests (and their dogs) can watch stand-up canine comedy shows. The line-up includes dog-loving comedians including Jonathan Hearn, Adam Bloom, Mary Rourke, Barry Ferns, and Mr Tony Law. There will also be live music, which this year includes modern choir groups such as Love Soul Choir and Sing Now Choir.

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