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Dog Days Out - Parks, Gardens and Grounds - Cornwall
Trebah Gardens, Mawnan Smith, Nr Falmouth 

Dogs are welcome in the garden and on the beach, all year round. On a lead at all times please.

We have designated doggie tables in Planters Cafe, so dog lovers can sit together. Dogs are also welcome on the Cafe garden terrace and in the picnic area. Just ask a member of staff which tables are suitable.

Water bowls are available outside the Visitor Centre and we offer complimentary poop scoops to dog owners on arrival. There are 4 dog bins provided within the garden.
  
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Dog Days Out - Parks, Gardens and Grounds - North Yorkshire
North York Moors National Park 

Walking with your dog. The countryside is a great place to take your dog for a walk.

Be a responsible owner and make sure your dog is always a welcome visitor to the North York Moors.
  
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Dog Days Out - Parks, Gardens and Grounds - North Yorkshire
Helmsley Walled Garden 

Beautiful five acre walled garden open daily in summer from April till October.

A haven of peace to sit and relax and enjoy relaxed, colourful plantings. Stroll through the orchard and see how many different varieties of apple there are. Or admire the view of the castle whilst enjoying your lunch on our picnic lawn.

Dogs on leads are welcome to all parts of the garden and the café and water bowls are available.

For more details check out our website.  
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Dog Days Out - Something Different! - County Antrim
Donkey Sanctuary, Belfast - tel: 028 933 24647 

Set in 13 acres of land in County Antrim, the Belfast sanctuary is one of six donkey-assisted therapy centres in the UK.

As this is a 'donkey-assisted therapy sanctuary' please see their website - link below - for more information regarding designated visitor hours / opening times.
  
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Dog Days Out - Something Different! - West Midlands
The Donkey Sanctuary, Sutton Park, Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham - tel : 0121 354 9444 

Set up in 1994, the Birmingham sanctuary, which is in picturesque Sutton Park, offers donkey-assisted therapy to local schoolchildren with additional needs.

As this is a 'donkey-assisted therapy sanctuary' please see their website - link below - for more information regarding designated visitor hours / opening times.
  
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Dog Days Out - Parks, Gardens and Grounds - Cornwall
Port Eliot House & Gardens - St Germans 

Port Eliot is a magnificent Grade 1 Listed house and gardens.

Dogs on leads are welcome in the beautiful gardens. Limited opening - usually March to June but please check website (link below) for full details.

The gorgeous Long Gallery Tea Room also welcomes dogs and is now open for hot drinks, light lunches and afternoon tea, 9am – 5pm.
  
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Dog Days Out - Parks, Gardens and Grounds - Buckinghamshire
Stowe Landscape Gardens - National Trust  

Dogs are welcome in gardens and parkland at Stowe, all year round.

Dog bins are provided throughout the gardens, plus there great places for a drink and good sniff around. Please keep your dog on a lead and picking up after it when in the landscape garden.

A special trail has been designed for dogs and their well-behaved owners to enjoy the best bits of the gardens. A downloadable pdf of the guide is available from the National Trust website - just click on the 'visit website' link below.
  
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Dog Days Out - Parks, Gardens and Grounds - North Yorkshire
The Yorkshire Arboretum, Kew and Castle Howard - York 

Tel: 01653 648598

Over 6,000 trees from around the world in a stunning 120 acre landscape of vistas, lakes & ponds.

Woodland walks - Cafe - Tours - Family activities - Events - Tree trails - Group visits - Outdoor education

Dogs are very welcome on leads throughout the arboretum. "They must be kept on a lead except in the designated area in Gatehouse Field, and under close control at all other times. This still gives your four-legged friends 11 acres of space to run around. We also ask that owners clean up after their pets"

Although not permitted inside the cafe, dogs are welcomed on the cafe terrace.  
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Dog Days Out - Parks, Gardens and Grounds - Cornwall
Penrose Estate Gunwalloe and Loe Pool - National Trust 

Wooded country around Cornwall's largest natural lake. Loe Pool, the largest natural freshwater lake in Cornwall, is cut off from the sea by a broad shingle bar heaped up by heavy Atlantic seas.

The surrounding Penrose Estate is a mixture of rich farmland and woodland around Loe Pool, through which there are many paths to explore.

Dogs welcome at Penrose & Loe and out of main season at Gunwalloe
Dogs on leads only in landscaped park at Penrose.
  
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Dog Days Out - Parks, Gardens and Grounds - Gloucestershire
Batsford Arboretum 

Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire 01386 701441

Unlike many attractions, we recognise our four legged friends are part of the family, and therefore a big part of your day out, which is why we welcome dogs at Batsford. All we ask is you keep them on a short lead at all times, and make sure you clean up after your pet

Dogs, on short leads, are welcome throughout the arboretum and the Garden Terrace Café. Please carry poop bags to clear up any mess; there are bins around the Arboretum.  
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Dog Days Out - Parks, Gardens and Grounds - Norfolk
Fairhaven Garden: Boat Trips 

20 minute broads trip and 50 minute St Benet's Abbey trip.

NOTE: Two dogs per trip permitted.

Boat trips run April to October weather permitting (please telephone on the morning of your visit to check) Tel: 01603 270449  
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Dog Days Out - Parks, Gardens and Grounds - Nottinghamshire
Sherwood Forest National Nature Reserve & Visitor Centre, 

Free self guided leaflets available in Visitor Information and reception. The Blue Trail - 45 minute circular path round the Major Oak. The Green Trail - takes about an hour The Red Trail - takes approximately two hourst. Suitable for all ages.

Dogs are welcome at Sherwood Forest Country Park but must be kept under control. Please clean up after your pet.

At some park events (for example, bird-watching walks), dogs are not allowed. If in doubt, please phone to check, tel: 01623 823202.
  
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Dog Days Out - Parks, Gardens and Grounds - Dorset
Kingston Lacy, Wimborne Minster - National Trust 

Dogs under control on short fixed lead are welcome in the car park, woodland walks, parkland and the Stables courtyard. Miles of paths to explore, trees to sniff and grass to roll.

Assistance dogs only in the shop, restaurant, house and gardens.  
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Dog Days Out - Parks, Gardens and Grounds - Worcestershire
Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings, Bromsgrove 

Award-winning museum of 30 rescued and restored buildings, set in 19 acres of beautiful grounds.

Easy motorway access from M5 and M42 and large, free car park.

Friendly dogs on leads most welcome.  
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Dog Days Out - Parks, Gardens and Grounds - Cheshire
Norton Priory Museum & Gardens 

Runcorn, Cheshire 01928 569895 Dogs, on leads, are very welcome. We provide water bowls for dogs at both the museum and outside the walled garden cottage.

Although dogs are not allowed inside the walled garden there are extensive paths in the woodland and orchard surrounding the garden which are regularly used by dog walkers.

We ask all dog owners to please pick up after their dogs and provide a bin for this in the walled garden car park.   
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Dog Days Out - Parks, Gardens and Grounds - Staffordshire
The Trentham Estate - award-winning gardens 

Dogs are welcomed into all areas of the gardens, lakeside, parkland and woodland, the only exceptions being the children's play area, barefoot walk and Capability Centre.

Dogs are welcome inside, and out, at Cadwaladers Cafe and also in the outside areas of the other eateries on the estate. To avoid having to take a muddy dog home, there is a Doggie Wash at Tretham Shopping Village - but remember to bring your own towel!

Dogs should be kept on a short lead at all times. Please remember to clean up after your dog, there are lots of bins on the Estate.

P.S. ...there are FAIRIES at the bottom of Trentham Gardens...

(Please be aware that dogs are NOT allowed at Trentham Monkey Forest).  
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Dog Days Out - Parks, Gardens and Grounds - North Yorkshire
The Himalayan Garden & Sculpture Park 

A 20 acre woodland garden in a spectacular setting.

Dogs on short leads are welcome. Please clean up after your dog and ensure they do not cause a nuisance to visitors.

NOTE: The topography of the garden dictates that they are steep in places and some paths have many steps.

Please check the garden website for the limited opening times (limited due to the nature of the garden).
  
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Eating Out - Cafes & Restaurants - Merseyside
Hesketh Park & Cafe, Southport 

Less than one miles walk from the vibrant resort of Southport lies Hesketh Park.

This 34 acre Park has a small dog friendly cafe, where treats are often available!

  
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Dog Days Out - Parks, Gardens and Grounds - Norfolk
Blickling Hall - Park and Woods - National Trust 

Dogs welcome in Blickling's parkland. Livestock graze freely, so please keep your dog under close control (see the website link below, for more information regarding 'close control') at all times.

Dogs should be on a lead when in the car park, Farmyard picnic area and around the lake.

Please clear up dog waste and dispose of it sensibly i the bins provided in the car parks.  
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Dog Days Out - Parks, Gardens and Grounds - Devon
Greenway - National Trust - Home of Agatha Christie 

The beloved holiday home of the famous and much-loved author Agatha Christie and her family.

Dogs on leads are more than welcome at Greenway. Although we can't have dogs in the house, there is still plenty to keep them entertained, and the woodland and riverside are beautiful in rain or shine.

The courtyard is home to doggy waterbowls and tables to sit by while owners enjoy delicious refreshments from the cafè or Tack Room takeaway. There are also tethering rings where pooches can wait while owners wander around the house; the perfect place to rest after a long walk around the beautiful woodland garden.
NOTE: Parking must be pre-booked  
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