Dogs are always welcome at the South of England Showground but never more so than when the Spring 2014 Paws in the Park event takes place on the weekend of 17 & 18 May.
Packed with more fun and frolics than you could shake a stick at, Paws in the Park provides endless activities for dogs to enjoy with their owners, plus shopping, food, camping and evening entertainment.
There are masses of ‘have a go’ activities including Dogstable Course, K9 Athletics, My Dog’s Got Talent and Terrier Racing, a huge array of outdoor trade stands and the Barks & Spenders indoor mall plus entertainment from 2014 Crufts winner Richard Curtis and TV Stunt Celebrity Dogs.
The Showground’s 150 acres of open space means there’s plenty of room for camping so why not make a weekend of it? Campers, traders and exhibitors can enjoy free evening entertainment which includes a team quiz on Friday and Cabaret Night on Saturday when Richard will be showcasing his talents as a heelwork to music expert with his team of fantastic dogs and unique winning routines.
Paws in the Park is the UK’s largest outdoor event for dogs of all kinds – working, trained and pet – and is coming the South of England Showground for the first time this year after the success of last autumn’s eighth event at the Kent Showground which attracted its highest ever attendance of 15,000 dogs and 20,000 owners.
“The South of England Showground is very well looked after and whenever we visit the site, come rain or shine it always looks immaculate,” said Jacqui Curtis of MDS Shows, organiser of Paws in the Park. “It is also a very well-known site with lots of trained dog owners as they have entered many competitions at Ardingly over the years, so it is a firm favourite for them. We are looking forward very much to Paws in the Park Spring Show at Ardingly this May!”
The show is open on Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th May from 9.30am to 5.00pm, with camping open from Friday evening. Ticket prices start at £6.50 for children and £8.50 for adults and can be purchased online at www.pawsinthepark.net or on the gate.