Dog-Friendly London | 3 Festive Things to Do with your Dog this December

Ham House dog-friendly

Feeling bored of the usual dog walks at the park? There are 3 christmassy things you can do in London with your dog this December that are not “the usual stuff”!

1. Watch out for ghosts at Ham House and Gardens

Ham House and Gardends dog

Ham House and Gardens in Richmond are opening the doors to well-behaved dogs for their “Twelve Dogs of Christmas winter walkies“: a dog-friendly trial running from Boxing Day to 9th February. Dogs on lead will be allowed in the Gardens and in the café, and for the first twelve days furry visitors will receive bones and the first dog of the day will even get a special treat! Ham House and Gardens are said to be haunted, will your dog also sniff out a ghost?

The National Trust were so kind to invite us over for a preview visit this morning, and we found it absolutely enjoyable! We will tell you more about it in a blog post just before Christmas! In the meantime, put the dates down in your diary!

Where: Ham House and Gardens, Ham Street, Richmond
When: 26th December to 9th February
Tickets: £11.90 (children £5.95)

2. Embrace Christmas spirit entering a dog Xmas jumper event

Willow dog in Christmas jumper

Time to get out your gear and start knitting, because there are not even just one but TWO doggy Christmas jumper events to take part to this December!

#1. Doggy Christmas Jumper Day

The Doggy Christmas Jumper Day, organised by BorrowMyDoggy in aid of Save the Children UK, will also try and break the World Record for the most dogs in Christmas Jumpers. Get there in time for the group photo and dog count at 2.30pm.

When: Saturday 10th December | 1-3pm
Where: Pear Tree Cafe, Battersea Park
Tickets: Free

#2. Pet Pooch Christmas Jumper Competition at The Windmill

There is a lovely dog-friendly pub in Clapham, The Windmill, who also has a sweet resident dog, Bernese Mountain dog Max. For the third year in a row The Windmill will run their Christmas Jumper Competition for dogs!

When: Saturday 30th December | 11-12pm
Where: The Windmill in Clapham
Tickets: £3 per entry, proceeds to Battersea Dogs & Cats Home

3. Howl along at Christmas Carols in Chiswick

Chiswick House Carols
Credits: Poster by Chiswick House Friends

There are many Christmas Carols, however you won’t be able to take your dog to most of them. Chiswick House Friends, together with The Addison Singers is organising carols in front of Chiswich House and the event is dog-friendly… will the dogs howl along?

Where: Chiswick House and Gardens, Chiswick
When: Saturday 16th December
Tickets: Free


EXTRA TIP:
fancy taking part in a Christmas dog event?
head to our Dog Events Calendar to find the one for you!

 


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