Award Winning Dogstival Returns to the New Forest: 1 & 2 June, Burley Park

By: Go New Forest
BASINGSTOKE, U.K. - Feb. 13, 2024 - PRLog -- The ever popular Dogstival Festival in the New Forest – recently crowned 'Best Pet Day Out in the UK' at the Animal Star Awards (, Dogstival ( – is returning to Burley Park on the weekend of Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd June 2024.

Dogstival leads the pack as having the most 'have a go' activities than any other dog festival in the UK, and will be crammed with quirky fun, features and food that has more than 10,000 dogs zooming back year after year.

Dogstival veterans can enjoy dog sports including flyball, agility, a Scurry Village, as well as Barkour – a giant canine approved adventure playground.  Wet noses can be put through their paces with scent work, and for dogs who love getting wet, make a beeline for the diving and splash pools. Giving a nod to the Paris 2024 Olympics, Dogstival's sporting activity will be served with a twist with leader boards and a daily 'Paw-lympic' ceremony for each category's highest achievers.

Hounds and their humans can also expect to be dazzled by various displays taking place in the Naturo Main Arena, such as the Paws For Thought Display Team, who bust out the best canine tricks and games, and the all-action Little Nippers & Terriers Racing where dogs are welcomed into the arena for canine chaos chasing the lure.

Additionally, the Top Dawg Show Ring is all about crowd participation inviting dogs of all shapes, sizes, ages, and breeds to strut their woof to win a host of fun titles. At £5 to enter, their good-sport nature will benefit Dogstival's charities.

Dogstival also has plenty of spaces to chill, soak up the atmosphere, be entertained, enjoy a cheeky doggy nap and more – with the Dogfuriendly Muddy Paws Tavern being a brilliant spot for a well-deserved rest. Stocked with dog beer and treats, the Tavern invites patrons to relax and soak up expert talks, enjoy dog bingo and flex brain power in the Big Pup Quiz, with prizes up for grabs.

No festival is complete without food and for both hound and human, Dogstival has heaps to tempt the taste buds with over 120 stands bursting with goodies to treat your pooch!

Tickets are priced from £18 adults, and from £10 for ages 6-16yrs, under 5's go free. Weekend tickets are also available. For more information and tickets, visit

Nearby, there will be a wealth of dog-friendly accommodation such as the Dogstival-approved boutique hotel Montagu Arms (, cosy cottages from New Forest Cottages (, through to glamping.

Mick Thompson, Travel Dog PR
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