When and where is Dogstival?

Dogstival is held at Pylewell Park Estate, East End, Lymington, Hampshire, SO41 5SJ

Saturday 18th May and Sunday 19th 2019

What are the opening times?

Saturday 18th May 10-6pm

Sunday 19th May 10-6pm

How do I purchase a ticket?

Tickets can be purchased solely through the Dogstival website via the Ticketmaster Universe platform

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

Please note that tickets are not transferable and are only valid for the day of purchase. No money will be refunded or tickets exchanged after purchase.


PLEASE CONTACT DOGSTIVAL HQ ON 01590 676644 info@dogstival.co.uk


Things to know about bringing my dog

Dogstival is all about having a fun day out with your dog so please do bring them along. Please note dogs must be kept on the lead unless in a specified area, on the beach or participating in one of the have-a-go activities.

Dogs should be covered by current vaccinations. If your dog is in season it is not a good idea to attend or if your dog is not well socialised, or can be boisterous around other dogs please consider if this the right event for you.

For more details please refer to our animal welfare guidelines.

Will Chris Packham be at the event?

Yes Chris is proudly hosting Dogstival and will be at the event on both days, giving talks in the Dogstival Lounge, the behaviour stage and looking forward to meeting everyone.

Who organises Dogstival?

Dogstival is an independent event organised by Lighthouse Marketing. It has no association whatsover with Professor Noel Fitzpatrick and DogFest 

Will there be First Aid and a vet onsite?

Of course! The well being and safety of humans and dogs is incredibly important to us, so as well as the usual human medical services provided by South Coast medics we will have vets on hand also. The vets will also be running pop-up clinics and talks to teach you all about caring for your dog. There will also be a registered Animal Ambulance provided by Animals at Home South Hants. Authorised by the Animals Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency (part of DEFRA) as required by European Law to transport animals in safety and comfort.

Is there a cash machine onsite

Yes there will be an ATM onsite although additional charges may apply. Many retailers will be taking cards but we also recommend bringing cash with you on the day.

Is there camping?

For the first year of Dogstival, there will not be camping unless you are a stallholder. We may consider having camping for 2020. However, there are lots of fantastic campsites very near the event. For more information please see Camping in the Forest.

There is also a wide range of place to stay across the Forest


Can dogs be let off the lead?

Dogs can only be let off the lead in specified areas for everyone's safety and enjoyment. Because of the large number of dogs and people at the festival, we will have dedicated ‘off-lead’ areas for the dogs to run and stretch their legs including on the beach. In busy areas, we would recommend dogs to be on short leads rather than extendable ones.

What can my dog join in with?

Take a look at our “Get your paws” involved page for all the details on all the interactive activities that your dog can enjoy over the weekend including the K9 Aquasports pool, flyball, distraction alley, agility and much more!

Is parking free?

Yes parking is free at Dogstival

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