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The North East Dog Festival

It’s unlike anything else in the North East; organised by dog people – for dog people. Expect a jam packed day of attractions, shows, shopping and much more. Dogs are catered for with several have-a-go activities, woodland walks and a number of great trade stands!

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The North East Dog Festival will once again return to Northumberland on Saturday 7th September 2019 at Kirkley Hall in Ponteland.

Over 5000 people joined us for our last show so don't miss your chance to visit something extra special! It's a great value day out for the whole family!

- Have-A-Go Activities -

* Hoopers

* Agility

* Flyball

* Canicross

* Fastest Recall

* Temptation Alley

* Gundog Scurry

* Whippet Racing

* Steeplechase

* and more.....

- Main Ring Displays -

Join us for a packed timetable full of fast and fun displays, including the super staffies of the East Anglian Staffordshire Bull Terrier Display Team who will be joining The North East Dog Festival for the first time.

- Seminar Marquee -

Throughout the day you will have the opportunity to listen to talks on a variety of topics from top experts in their fields. From t-touch to behaviour...and more!

- Shopping -

Take a wander around the many fabulous traders, enjoy a spot of food, and treat you and your dog to some amazing gifts! Over 90 traders already booked!

- Dog Shows -

Have you got the prettiest bitch or most handsome dog? Take part in the popular fun dog shows and see if you can nab one of the many great prizes up for grabs! With special celebrity guest judges!


Tickets include entry into Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens (please note that dogs are not allowed in the zoo)

*some activities may incur a charge to take part

?The North East Dog Festival

?Kirkley Hall, Northumberland

?Saturday 7th September

?Early bird tickets on sale now! £7.50 per person!

Partner sponsor Vets4Pets

Tickets on the gate £10 per person.

Parking FREE!

Under 16's FREE!

Dogs go FREE!

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Listing Address

Kirkley Hall Campus
NE20 0AQ

Listing Details

Opening Times

Gates open at 9.30am. Parking from 8.30am.

Where are dogs allowed?

Everywhere but the zoo

Car Parking


Park, Gardens or Nature Reserve


House, Castles or Museum




Water Activities


Dog Show


Enclosed Field or Play Area


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Where We Are

Unit 4 Bramley Road
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PE27 3WS
+44 (0)1480 570009