Thursday, 21 August 2014

Fifth Annual Fairhaven Dog Day – Sunday 31 August - Norfolk Broads

Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden at South Walsham in the Norfolk Broads, is staging its fifth annual Dog Day on Sunday 31 August, from 10am to 3.30pm.

The event is a fun day for all dog lovers and a great opportunity for local residents to demonstrate pride in their dogs.

There is a dog show with 11 categories, including best puppy, waggiest tail, best rescue, best trick, prettiest bitch and handsomest male. It costs £1.50 to enter each category; proceeds go to Hallswood Animal Sanctuary. There is no need to enter in advance, just bring your dog along on the day and join in.

Other activities are K9 capers display team, ‘have a go’ dog agility, dog races and games, along with doggy stalls.

Entry to the Dog Day is £2 adults, £1 children and dogs free. The Dog Day is being staged next to the main car park. There is plenty of free parking.

Full list of dog show categories
11am prettiest bitch (puppy-5yrs)
11.20am         prettiest bitch (6+yrs)
11.40am         handsomest male (puppy-5yrs)
12noon         handsomest male (6+yrs)
12.20pm         best rescue
1.20pm         best trick
1.40pm         best senior
2pm         best puppy
2.20pm         waggiest tale
2.40pm         best crossbreed
3pm         best in show

Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden is at South Walsham, nine miles east of Norwich, signposted off A47 at B1140 junction,, tel. 01603 270449. Garden entry is adult £6.10, concessions £5.60 and child £3.60 (under 5 free).

The garden is open daily all year (closed Christmas Day), free entry to tearoom, gift shop and plant sales. There is wheelchair access throughout the garden, including a Sensory Garden. Visitors requiring special facilities are advised to telephone in advance, mobility scooters available. Dogs are welcome on leads; small charge to cover poop scoop.