FAQs

Have a sniff through our FAQ’s, We’ve most things covered!

Where is Dogstival & how do I get there?

Dogstival takes place at Burley Park, Burley. If you’re heading down the A31 or from the north follow the Ringwood Road and postcode BH24 4BS.

Heading from the south, plumb BH24 4AB into your sat nav. You’ll come in a different entrance to help manage the traffic.

What are the event times?

Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd June. 9.30am – 5.30pm.

How can I purchase a ticket?

Tickets can be purchased through the Dogstival website or on the ticket gate. Although it’s cheaper to buy tickets in advance.

Please print your ticket and bring it with you to the event OR have the ticket on the smart phone so the QR code can be scanned

Do I need to pay for parking?

Yes as it’s not run by us. Parking is £4 per vehicle unless you are a Blue Badge holder then it’s free. Cash or card.

Do you offer a disabled ticket?

Yes we do. Our disabled ticket comes with a free carer ticket. Please bring proof of disability on the day to show our gate staff.

Any of the following are accepted; a photocopy of your blue badge, or a letter from PIP of the DLA.

Parking is free for Blue Badge holders and we provide spaces with easy access to the event.

Do you sell VIP tickets?

Nope. Everyone is a VIP, especially all the dogs.

Can I buy tickets on the gate?

Yes, but they are more expensive for the simple reason we need another staff member and hire in till and payment systems.

On the gate prices are:

Adult Day £20

Kids Day 6-16 £12

Kids under 6 free

Disabled Day £20 includes free carer ticket

Family Day Ticket 2 adults and 2 kids £50

Are tickets refundable?

Tickets aren’t refundable unless there are exceptional circumstances. Please contact info@dogstival.co.uk

Do I need to bring my ticket with me?

Yes please. We don’t have secret powers. Either a printed copy or have the ticket email open on your mobile and we’ll scan you in!

What things should be aware of when bringing my dog?

It’s all common sense, but see our FAQ’s and Animal Welfare pages for more info.

Will there be a vet or first aid on site?

Of course, its mandatory and we want to make sure everyone is safe. Both dog and human medical help is located by the main ticket gate entrance.

Is there a cash machine on site?

Sorry, no. But our stallholders all take card or mobile app payments. If cash is your thing, you’ll need to bring it with you as Burley village doesn’t have an ATM either.

Is there camping at Dogstival?

Unfortunately not. But given we’re in the middle of the New Forest there are literally dozens of sites to pitch a tent or park up. Here’s a couple of useful links New Forest Camping | Caravan Parks – The New Forest and New Forest Campsites – England | Camping in the Forest

Can dogs be let off the lead?

Only in designated areas of when taking part in a managed activity. These will be signposted. Otherwise, please keep you dog on a lead (it would be total chaos otherwise!) and not an extendable lead either.

What activities can be dog join in with?

Heaps! Take a look at our ‘Get Your Paws Involved’ page for information on everything. The K9 Dog Diving Pool is the only activity which is an additional charge as this is run by an external company.

Can I come in/out of the event?

Yes, no problem but make sure you get your hand stamped at the main ticket gate before leaving.

Burley is a quaint little village and worth sniffing out. Burley Wagon Rides are dog friendly and right next door if fancy a little local tour.

Are dog activities free?

Everything is free apart from the K9 Dog Diving Pool and the Fun Dog Show which is £5 to enter which is then shared between our charity partners.

Who runs Dogstival?

Can I bring an XL Bully to Dogstival?

From 1 February 2024 it is a criminal offence to own an XL Bully dog in England and Wales unless your dog has a Certificate of Exemption. If your dog has an Exemption Certificate (covering 3rd Party Public Liability insurance, neutering, and micro-chipping) you can attend Dogstival BUT your dog must be muzzled and on a lead at all times. Your dog will be unable to take part in any activity in a fenced off area that is an off the lead activity (these include both dog pools, flyball, scurries, scentwork and main arena group activities).

We would reccomend a basket muzzle where your dog can still drink, breath easily and take treats to avoid overheating.

As we would say to ANY dog owner, please be sure that your dog will enjoy attending an event that is busy with other dogs and humans. We take safety of our visitors and dogs very seriously so that everyone can enjoy our event.

If there’s anything else we can help with then contact Dogstival HQ via info@dogstival.co.uk