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Dogstival | 3 & 4 June 2023

Back for 2023 and bigger than ever, Dogstival returns to the New Forest on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th June.

Dogstival, the festival dedicated to four-legged fun, is back this June to show the nation’s pooches some love this summer. Jam-packed with all things a dog loves, furry friends are sure to have the time of their life at this two-day pooch fest, which takes place on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th June at the Broadlands Estate in Romsey, Hampshire.

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There’ll be arena displays, heaps of ‘have a go’ activities with flyball, agility, the Barkour adventure playground and giant splash pools for dogs that love water. You’ll be able to get tips on keeping your dog in peak condition at the Canine MOT Centre with fun games to test their speed and nose power!

There’s great live music, bonkers street performers and a vintage funfair to keep us humans happy across the weekend. Dogstival is also creating the ultimate dog-friendly pub with doggy disco’s, doga and the big pub quiz. With over 140 retailers to sniff around Dogstival’s Summer of Love is the festival for dogs and dog-lovers! Get your paws on tickets at

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We are well versed in the great British doggy holiday, having been offering pet-friendly getaways for over sixty years, we completely understand the importance of bringing the whole family, including your four-legged friends, why should they miss out on all the fun? Make a real weekend of it and enjoy everything Dogstival has to offer while staying in our range of pet-friendly accommodation.

Pet Friendly Holiday Accommodation

We offer pet-friendly options across all of our self-catering accommodation and dogs are welcome on all of our camping and touring parks. There are dedicated dog areas in our main complexes at both Shorefield Country Park and Oakdene Forest Park, so you can bring the dog with you when you enjoy a drink or a bite to eat. In the brand new 'The Beachcomber' complex dogs take priority with their own space 'Pooch Corner' in our bar & restaurant and new pooch menu.

Dog on decking pet friendly holidays

Our holiday parks are in some of the most spectacular locations in Hampshire and Dorset, with some of the best dog walking spots right on your doorstep. There's so much to discover with miles and miles of beautiful New Forest and coastline to explore.

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The New Forest Tour Returns

Go car-free and care-free from Saturday 29 June. The ever-popular New Forest Tour bus will be calling at Shorefield Country Park throughout summer to take passengers on a magical journey through New Forest landscapes.