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Paws in the Park 2015

Mon 20th Apr 2015

WELCOME to Paws in the Park 2015, a fun family day out and (quite possibly) the best canine experience in the world!

Paws in the Park is our biggest fundraising event! The 2015 event date has now been confirmed and will be on Saturday 18th July 2015.

Now in its 4th year, the event will be held in the Manor Gardens in the beautiful setting of St Giles House on the Shaftesbury Estate, home to the Earls of Shaftesbury.

All of the exhibitors are handpicked by our events team and guaranteed to bring you the best of local Dorset artisan producers as well as some of the nation's best loved independent traders, vets and animal trainers from across the country. New this year, are the awesome and awe-inspiring Zero Gravity stunt bmx riders, who have to be seen to be believed!

The WVS Dog Show is returning and will be judged by a very special guest to be announced very soon. Take part in the biggest and best Dog and Owner Look a Like Competition in the Universe! 

At this year's festival you will find everything for dog lovers and dogs alike!

K9 9K Walk

Come and join us on our new 9km sponsored walk route. Whether you are walking your dog, looking for a family day out, or just want a leisurely stroll to take in the amazing beauty of St. Giles Park, this walk will take you to stunning locations while also giving you the opportunity to raise vital funds for WVS. Remember, this area of outstanding beauty is normally OFF LIMITS to the public, so this is a real opportunity to walk in one of England's most beautifully designed gardens. 

Starting at the magnificent St. Giles House, your walk will take you on a journey through woodland, farmland and open park. Visiting some of the original features of the 'pleasure park' you will see a shell grotto, walk along the 19th century 'beech belt', past the beautiful Serpentine Lake and visit a castle gatehouse. The park is also rich in wildlife with deer, pheasants, swans and many species of butterfly throughout the area.

At this year's festival you will find everything for dog lovers and dogs alike!

If you are interested in volunteering, displaying or advertising at Paws In the Park 2015 please email us at info@wvs.org.uk