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Castle Howard -A Festival of Dogs

May 4, 2019 - May 6, 2019

With plenty to entertain all the family, and of course our canine visitors too, join us from 4th – 6th May for a packed programme of dog themed events in the Walled Garden.

Family Zone

Agility Demonstrations and ‘Have a go agility’ with K9 Aspects and East Yorkshire Agility Club – Be dazzled by the East Yorkshire Agility Club, who will be showcasing their talents and sign your dog up to have a go on the agility course, under the supervision of Lesley Suggitt of K9 Aspects. Lesley and the East Yorkshire Agility Club will be on site from 12noon until 4pm in the Family Zone of the Walled Garden. Please click here to view their website.

Therapy Dogs Nationwide – Why not drop by and meet some of the fury friends and find out more about the work of the Therapy Dogs. You can find them in the Family Zone within the Walled Garden. Please click here to view their website.

Ryedale Dog Rescue will be running a Family Dog Show, with prizes being awarded for 5 categories which are Cutest Pup (under 12 months at 1pm), Most Gorgeous Girl (any female dog at 1.30pm), Most Handsome Fella (any male dog at 2pm), Golden Oldie (any dog over 7 years at 2.30pm), Judges Favourite (open to all, at 3pm) and finally Best in Show (at 4pm).

Enjoy family favourite vintage games in the Walled Garden.

Guide your own dog around Castle Howard’s very own circus assault course, can you coach it to the end?

Have a go at Temptation Alley with treats and toys to distract your dog along the way. The aim is for your dog to avoid temptation and come to you without picking up or eating anything!


May 4, 2019
May 6, 2019


Castle Howard
York,YO60 7DAUnited Kingdom+ Google Map