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Doggy Days Out in Suffolk!

Strutt Your Mutt, Woodfarm Barns Suffolk


Bring your hound to Suffolk for a Doggy Day Out! Here you can find details of beaches you can take them on throughout the year, Dog shows and links to dog friendly accommodation & hotels.

Saturday 3 June - Monks Eleigh Fete
1pm to 5pm. Monks Eleigh Recreation Field, Church Hill , Monks Eleigh, IP7 7JL
Fetes Fairs and Shows in Suffolk

Traditional good fun and fantastic dog show in one of Suffolk’s prettiest villages. Family and dog friendly. Entertainment, stalls, teas, barbecue, beer… Free Entry.

Sunday 4 June - Felsham Family Funday
2-5pm. Felsham and Gedding Playing Field, Lower Green , Felsham Bury St Edmunds, IP30 0PP
An afternoon out for all the family. Come and pet the farm animals, have a go at a variety of rural crafts, show your dog in our fun dog show and marvel at the skills of the dog agility. Talk to the local farmer and take a close up view of farm equipment you normally see only in the distance and have a go at milling grain. Enjoy watching the events in the central arena and join in with the egg throwing and classic children's games and races. Whilst waiting for the magic show the children can have a go at the traditional village fete games, fairground ride, fun play equipment, and make their very own mosaic to take home. And for those who have surplus energy come and bounce on the bouncy castle! Exhausted parents and carers can refresh themselves at the food hall; beer, wine and soft drinks to wash down burgers or hotdogs. (Vegetarian options also available). For the more refined relax with tea and cake or scones, jam & cream. Finish off with ice cream and Pimms...
FREE ENTRY, Activities cost, but all very reasonable prices to suit all pockets and families of any size. FREE PARKING ON SITE.



11th June - Strutt Your Mutt Charity Dog Day
Gates open 9 am
Woodfarm Barn, Benacre, Beccles, NR34 7BL

Dog walks on the beautiful Benacre Estate 2 and 5 mile routes through areas of the estate usually closed to the public. Arena entertainment and dog themed activities throughout the day. Shopping, bar, food and live music.
Adult - £5.00, Child (6 - 16 years) - £3.00, Family (2 Adults + 2 Children) - £14.00
Tel: 01502578999, Email: jillasquith@btinternet.com



Sunday 11 June - Stonham Barns Dog Extravaganza
10.00am until 4.00pm. Stonham Barns Leisure & Retail Village, Pettaugh Road, Stonham Aspal, IP14 6AT
A fun filled, family and fluffy friends day out. Featuring a host of exciting arena events, dog and duck show, exhibitors, breed stands, trade stands, food & drink, entertainment and the visitor favourite 'Have a Go Events' where everyone has the chance to get involved and win! We are looking forward to welcoming back Phoenix K9 Dog team, Lowestoft Dog Agility Display Team and wonderful Seadogs Training display, along with Sarah & her team at The Pet Grooming Barn. Free face painting, kids inflatables, games, raffles and more! For more information about the venue, see Stonham Barns



Saturday 15 July - Lamarsh Village Fete
12.00pm - 4.00pm
Shrubs Farm, Lamarsh, Bures, CO8 5EA
Lamarsh Village Fete

Village Fete in aid of Church and Village Hall. Archery, Maypole, Dog Show, BBQ, Bar, Teas, Ice Creams, Raffle, Sports and Games for ALL ages
£1 admission, incl. ticket for prize draw. Under 14s free.
Email: hjmorgan@svw.org.uk

Saturday 17 June - 18 June, Journey Through The Ages Vintage Rally and Country Fair
10.00am - 6.00pm Saturday 10.00am - 5.00pm Sunday
Goodrich Park, Palgrave, Diss, IP22 1BA
Fetes Fairs and Shows in Suffolk

Fun filled Family day out. With 500 exhibits to look at from vintage cars, tractors, steam engines, fairgound organs and so much more. Children's activities, animals including giant tortoises, main ring entertainment, local food and drink, vintage fairground and fun dog show.
Adults £8.00 Children £6.00. Contact: Janette and Gareth Mutimer, Email: thunderburst@hotmail.co.uk

Sunday 18 June - Topcroft Country Day
11.00am - 5.00pm
Topcroft Recreation Ground, Topcroft Street, Topcroft, Bungay, NR35 2BJ
Something for all the family (not just dogs and dads!)
Classic and Vintage Cars, Vintage Tractors and Motorcycles, Mini steam engine rides, Dog Show and agility, Morris Dancers, Brass Band, Live Music, Circus, Formula 1 3D car simulator, Bouncy Castle, Face Painting, Jive Bunnies Dancing, Art Exhibition, Cake competition, Barbeque, Bar, Ice Cream, Crepes and more TBC. Adults £2, Over 12's £1 & under 12's free

Saturday 1 July - Party in the Park
12 noon - 6pm
Clare Castle Country Park, Station Road, Clare, CO10 8NW
The Clare event of the year will soon be upon us and this time it will be even bigger and better!
A variety of stalls and fun for all the family including Dog Show.
See Fetes, Fairs and Shows in Suffolk for the extensive line up!

Saturday 8th July - Autsim & ADHD Summer Fete
10am - 3pm
Great Blakenham Village Hall, Mill Lane, Great Blakenham, Ipswich, IP2 8SJ
Free Summer Fete for all the family. There will be a craft fair in the village Hall with a wide variety of stalls selling lots of family friendly products and there will be stalls, games, music and food on the recreation ground. We are really excited to be hosting a dog show on the recreation ground too.
Email: sarah.catherall@autismandadhd.org, Tel: 01473 557 550

Saturday 8th - Sunday 9th July 2017 - The Elveden Country Show
10.00am – 5.00pm
Summerpit Farm, Elveden Estate, Bury Road, Elvedon, IP24 3TD
The Elveden Country Show will be bringing in many new and exciting attraction zones this year from amazing Horse and Motorbike Stunts to the wonderful World of Birds demonstrations with the main ring packed daily. We will again be supporting small producers and adding to our Food and Drink Markets, the Classic British Bake Off and the fabulous Celebrity Chef Alan Coxon who can be seen on television regularly. Throughout the day there are many exciting cookery demonstrations and talk area’s packed full of interesting talks. We are very excited about our Rural Crafters, local and handmade with so many interesting demonstrations. As well as all of this, there will be lots for the children to do and participate in from our Petting Farm, Punch and Judy, Archery, Small Aircraft flying and let’s not forget the Amazing Reptiles and much much more. New this year there will be a large Living History area which will suit Elveden Estate beautifully. The Show with something for everybody. There will also be 8 bands playing daily. We are delighted to have some pretty amazing shopping avenues this year as well. The Festival of Dogs will be there again this year with many new and exciting things. With over 25 classes per day raising money for Charity which you can enter without registering as well as Dog Agility and two main rings, so much for all our four legged friends to do and participate in. The show will host live demonstrations across five rings which will have an array of interesting, different and fun displays, including performances by many professionals, celebrities, trainers and experts.
Website: www.elvedencountryshow.co.uk

Sunday 9 July - Dick White Referrals Veterinary Clinic Open Day
Dick White Referrals, Station Farm, London Road, Six Mile Bottom, CB8 0UH
12pm-5pm. An afternoon of fun for all the family. A unique opportunity to see behind the scenes at this specialist veterinary clinic. Tour the Hospital, watch a range of demonstrations, test your dogs diving abilities in the K9 pool and enter our have-a-go activities. With areas for adults, children and of course your dogs- come and enjoy an afternoon with us. We look forward to seeing you.
Attendance is Free of charge but donations to our Charity "The Dick White Charitable Foundation" are appreciated.
For more information either see our Facebook page or website www.dickwhitereferrals.com


Sunday 16th July - Bury Dog Show
Nowton Park, Bury Road, Bury St Edmunds, IP29 5LU. 10am - 4pm
Fun dog show for all the family. 12 classes with rosettes plus Mischief's Dachshund Dash and East Anglian Dog Training demos. Crafts, food & drink and fun for the kids too.
Tickets: Adults £5 Children and concessions £2.50 Family £12
See www.wsh.nhs.uk/dogshow for more info.

Sunday 16th July - Old Newton Country Fayre and Dog Show
10.30am - 4.30pm
Old Newton Village Hall & Recreation Ground, Church Road, Old Newton, Stowmarket, IP14 4ED
The Old Newton Country Fayre and Dog Show boasts a fun-filled day that celebrates the very best of our rural countryside community. Join in the dog show with Pedigree and Fun Classes, Paws of Parham Dog Agility & Have a Go. Centre stage we have a line up to include, Karl Knights and Star Dog Trick Display. There is also a huge range of things to do for all the family see Fetes, Fairs and Shows in Suffolk for full information.

Saturday 23rd July - Butley Flower Show inc Dog Show
2.00pm
Butley Village Hall, Mill Lane, Butley, IP12 3PA
Flower Show and Fete, with lots of attractions including a Fun Dog Show.
£1 per adult, children no charge
Tel: 01394 450351

Friday 28 July to Sunday 30 July - English National Sheepdog Trials and Suffolk on Show
10am-5pm
Haughley Park, Haughley, Stowmarket, IP14 3JY

The English National Sheepdog Trials are coming to Suffolk for the first time ever with 150 top dogs and their handlers in the beautiful parkland setting of Haughley Park, near Stowmarket. Alongside them will be Suffolk on Show, a celebration of what's on offer in the county, including local food stalls, the Suffolk Baa, rural businesses and demonstrations of countryside crafts and skills.
£10 in advance, £12 on the day. Children under 16, dogs on leads, and parking, are free.
Email: suffolkonshow@btinternet.com

Suffolk Dog Day - 30th July 2017
Helmingham Hall Gardens, Helmingham, Suffolk, IP14 6EF

Bring Fido along to Suffolk Dog Day at Helmingham Hall. Fun for everyone human and canine!
See Helmingham Hall for more information.

Saturday 5 to Sunday 6 August - The Country Fair, Long Melford
Midday - 6pm. Melford Hall, Long Melford, CO10 9AA
A weekend of traditional entertainment including Falconry, dog agility, dancing horses and more and a plethora of trade stands featuring crafts, food, drink and more all in the beautiful grounds of Melford Hall, Long Melford. Weekend Ticket: £10 Adult, £5 Child. Dogs FREE!
See www.melfordcountryfair.co.uk for more information and tickets.

Sunday 20 August - Fun Family Horse & Dog Show
Horse classes starts at 9.00am, dog classes starts at 12 noon
The Suffolk Punch Trust, Sink Farm, St David’s Lane, Hollesley, Woodbridge, IP12 3JR
Suffolk Punch Trust Woodbridge

This fun event is now in it's fourth year and designed to entertain the whole family. If competing is not for you then come along to spectate free of charge. Plenty of classes to suit all horses & dogs with the most amazing rosettes to be won!! Come along and join in the fun!
£4 per horse class, £1 per dog class, Spectators for the show - Free. Normal admission prices apply for entry to The Suffolk Punch Trust.
Email: suffolkpunchtrusttracey@hotmail.co.uk
Tel: 07776 210238
See Suffolk Punch Trust for more details.

Saturday 26 August - Walberswick Village Fete
Village Hall and on the Green, The Street, Walberswick, IP18 6TZ
This year’s Walberswick fete has a nautical theme - look out for the cut-out sailors and pirates lining the Street as you enter the village. An old-fashioned family fun day at its best, our fete offers food and refreshments, a fun dog show, traditional fete games, donkey rides, interesting stalls, and hilarious family races. Funds raised go towards supporting the Village Hall and the Village Church.
11.00 Registration for Dog Show. 11.30 Dog Show.
See Whats On Suffolk for full information.

Sunday 27th - Monday 28th August - Eye Family Fun Day Sunday
11.00am onwards
Eye community centre , Magdalen Street, Eye, Suffolk, IP23 7AJ
Eye family fun day, classic cars, lurcher show and fun dog show, hog roast, birds of prey displays, 490th bomb group, Morris Men, craft stalls, veg show, donkey rides, car boot, park radio, plus a famous anglia news reporter who will be opening the show, plus lots more and the best thing it's FREE entry to the show. Tel: 01379 870568.


Sunday 27th & Monday 28th August - Fenland Country Fair
Stow-cum Quy Park. 9am-5.30pm.
The annual Fenland Country Fair promises superb, traditional rural entertainment for 2 days over the August Bank Holiday weekend. With free admission for children under 11, there are plenty of activities to keep young people entertained – riding the Steam Gallopers, archery or watch the Vintage Parade. Canine lovers are welcome to bring dogs on leads and there is an array of attractions for fans of mans’ best friend, including a parade of hounds, terrier racing and a gun dog demonstration. Tickets £12.50, under 11's free. For more information see: Fenland Country Fair 2017

Sunday 3 September - RSPCA Open Day & Fun Dog Show
11:30am - 3:30pm
RSPCA Animal Centre, Mill Lane, Martlesham, IP12 4PD
The RSPCA Suffolk East & Ipswich Branch is holding our annual Open Day & Fun Dog Show. In addition to the Dog Show, there will be a BBQ, refreshments, raffle, tombola, bric-a-brac, candy floss, bouncy castle, face-painter and various other stalls. Plus the opportunity to see some of our animals who are looking for new, loving homes. Parking is at the Community Centre.
Entry is £1 for adults, 50p for children. Email: mary@hedgehogco.demon.co.uk

Saturday 9th September - Tattingstone Village Fete
11.30am - 4.00pm
Tattingstone Village Fete, Playing Field, Tattingstone, IP9 2NB
Traditional village fete with activities for children, family dog show, Punch & Judy, bouncy castles etc, Beer tent, BBQ, tea tent, cakes and stalls selling local produce. Plus raffles and tombola.
Entry £1 with a lucky programme. Contact: Sue Gipps - suegipps@btinternet.com

Saturday 9 September - Drinkstone Village Fete and Fun Dog Show
11.30am - 4.30pm
Drinkstone Village Hall (and adjoining field), Gedding Road, Drinkstone, IP30 9SZ
A traditional village Fete with Car Boot Sale and Fun Dog Show.
In aid of Drinkstone War Memorial Institute (Village Hall) Reg. Charity No: 304876.
See Fetes, Fairs and Shows in Suffolk for full information and list of activities.

24th September - Companion Dog Show with Flyball and Agility, Jimmy's Farm
10am entries, start 11am
Jimmy’s Farm, Wherstead, Ipswich, IP9 2AR
Companion show. Crossbreed. Fun classes. Agility by paws of parham. Plus fly ball. Side stalls. Bar b q. Camping overnight. Proceeds to Age Uk Suffolk and beardies in need. Email: Shirleyhinchliffe01@gmail.com See Jimmy's Farm for venue details.

Doggy Days Out in Suffolk!


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Doggy Days Out in Suffolk!






Doggy Days Out in Suffolk!



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