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.

Who organises Dogstival?

Dogstival is an independent event organised by Lighthouse Marketing. 

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. 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

There won't be an ATM onsite the nearest can be found 10 mins drive away on Lymington High St. Most retailers will be taking card payments 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 must be on the lead throughout the event site 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. 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 there parking?

Yes we have plenty of parking at Dogstival. Blue Badge Holders free, and £2 for all day parking

The Beach

Dogs are permitted to stroll and paddle on the Pylewell Park beach but must be supervised at all times and on a lead. The water is shallow, but tides change and ‘rip tides’ to exist in the Solent. Look out for birds feeding or resting on the coast and take care not to disturb them. See the following link for Bird Aware’s full coastal code... Bird Aware 

What is the refund policy?

Tickets are non-refundable

Can I buy tickets on the gate?

We recommend you buy your tickets in advance as we can’t guarantee there will be any left on the day due to high ticket sales to date

Do I have to bring my printed ticket with me?

Yes please bring your ticket with you on the day to be scanned. 

Get Your Paws on Tickets

Dogstival will be back on Sat 16th and Sun 17th May 2020 so get that pawprint in your diary

Tickets will be on sale on the 1st Nov 2019


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