HEAD TO BARKINGHAM PALACE FOR THE PAWTINUM JUBILEE
Dogstival Celebrates Britain's Four-Legged Kings and Queens
What would the Queen be without her corgis? The kings and queens of Britain have four legs, wet noses, aggressive flatulence and are being honoured in doggy-style over the Pawtinum Jubilee weekend (4 and 5 June) at Dogstival.
Expect a giant Barkingham Palace, a Jubilee Tea Pawty courtesy of The Four Legged Foodies, huge canine thrones, Barkour, Stand-Up Canine Comedy from Barking Mad Comedy Club, plus Poocharoni Doggy Pizza, pawsecco and Pop+Bark Pupuccino Bar.
Thousands of dogs will head to Hampshire's stunning, Broadlands Park country estate for the nation’s only dog festival celebrating HRH.
Four-legged activities include Barkour, Dogstival’s twist on parkour, where pups can navigate their way through an adventure playground of agility ramps, tunnels, ball pits, see-saws and more, as well as agility, hoopers and flyball. Dogs who get their kicks in water, will be able to launch themselves into the giant 10m dog diving splash pool and enjoy water-based retrieves in Dogstival’s Gundog Village area, which is crammed with ‘scurries’ to tear around.
Stand-Up Canine Comedy will include panel shows, with pooch experts teaming up with doggy-loving comedians. Meanwhile, human companions can enjoy some of the region’s best, locally-sourced food and drink from the giant London Bus Bar or treat their hounds at 140 independent, V.I.Pooch stalls.
Dogstival’s Main Arena returns with demonstrations from Lurchers & Hawk racing, crime-busting scent demo’s from the UK Pet Detectives Colin & Molly and new-for-2022 showcases from the UK’s leading BMX Stunt Team.
For insight and education on all things dog, the Dog House Stage will provide talks and crowd interaction on canine health and behaviour topics.
Considering dogs less fortunate than those enjoying a day out at Dogstival, this year’s event will support StreetVet and Pets As Therapy.
If you’re not woofing up tickets to this, check out our ultimate guide to bossing Jubilee weekend like a Queen, here. SPOILER: It features a CORGI CAFE.
And for those wanting some hair of the dog to toast HRH’s excellent throne-time (with or without four-legged company) check out our guide to the best boozers near Buckingham Palace HERE.
DOGSTIVAL, 4 & 5 June, Broadlands Park, Romsey, SO51 9ZD