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A full day out with the family and your dog

On Tuesday 28 May from 10am until 3.30pm, bring your four-legged family members to our FREE event, Haldon Forest Bark, for a paw-some day totally centred on our canine friends. Explore trade stands, have a go at making a paw print keepsake, and try your paw in the charity dog show (pre-registration required). There will be sights, sounds, and smells galore – an event not to be missed!

Join us with your four-legged family members to celebrate all things dog!
Explore exciting stalls, have a go at activities, and try your paw in our charity dog show. Make a day of it with an exhilarating walk around the forest packed with sounds and sniffs to discover. Finish your pawsome day with a stop at the Ridge Cafe to refuel for the trip home.

Exciting trade stands already confirmed
Absolute Animal Designs

Devon Loves Dogs


Handmade with Hugo

KJG Dog Grooming Academy

Meet a Husky

RMJ Photography

RSPCA Little Valley Animal Shelter

Stan’s Paws Pet Supplies

Tanya Sprunks veterinary physiotherapist

And more to follow!

Join our charity dog show
Does your pup have the perfect poise to wow our judge? Put your best paw forward in our charity dog show!

Shows will run at 11:00am and 2:00pm in the Bullers Hill picnic area (near Go Ape). Pre-registration is essential to secure your place. There is a suggested charity donation of £1 per class:

Best rescue
Puppy love (up to 12 months)
Old timer 8 years+
Waggiest tail
Best trick
How to enter the dog show
To enter, email with your dog’s name and breed, and the class(es) you would like to enter. We will also need your name (or the name of the person who will handle them at the show), and a contact email and telephone number. Places are strictly limited to 10 per class on a first come first serve basis.

Accessibility and wellbeing
Haldon Forest Bark will take place outdoors on a mixture of forest track and grass so we recommend sturdy footwear and dressing for the weather.

The terrain is largely level but the grass may be muddy in wet weather. There are several benches available around the event area.

There are no toilets in the event area. Visitor toilets are located in the visitor hub opposite the cafe, about 400m from the event area.

There is free drinking water for dogs and humans near the visitor toilets.

Check people and dogs for ticks when you leave the forest.

The event area is likely to be busy. The Discovery Trail will have an optional diversion to avoid the event area.


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