Fairhaven Fun Dog Day

Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden at South Walsham, is staging its eighth annual Fun Dog Day on Sunday, September 10, from 10.30am to 3.30pm.

The event is a fun day for all dog lovers and a great opportunity for local residents to demonstrate pride in their dogs.

There is a dog show, with 11 categories, including waggiest tail, best trick, cutest face, best crossbreed, prettiest bitch, handsomest male and best family (two or more dogs). It costs £1.50 to enter each category; proceeds go to Yarmouth Greyhound Homefinders, www.yarmouth-greyhound-homefinders.co.uk. There is no need to enter in advance, just bring your dog along on the day and join in the fun.

Other activities are the K9 Capers display team and ‘have a go’ agility, along with doggy stalls.

Entry to the Dog Day is £2 adults, £1 children and dogs free (does not include entrance to the garden). The Dog Day is being staged next to the main car park. There is plenty of free parking.

Fairhaven Fun Dog Day

Full list of Dog Show categories

11am Prettiest Bitch (puppy-3yrs)

11:20am Prettiest Bitch (4+ yrs)

11:40am Handsomest Male (puppy-3yrs)

12noon Handsomest Male (4+ yrs)

12:20pm Best Trick

1:20pm Best Crossbreed

1:40pm Best Family– two or more dogs

2pm Waggiest tail

2:20pm Cutest face

2:40pm Dog the judge would most like to take home

3pm Best in Show

Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden is at South Walsham NR13 6DZ, nine miles east of Norwich, signposted off A47 at B1140 junction, t. 01603 270449, [email protected], www.fairhavengarden.co.uk.

The garden is open daily all year from 10am to 5pm (closed Christmas Day). Entry charge is £6.75 adult, £6.15 concessions, £3.85 child (under 5 free). Free entry to tearoom, gift shop and plant sales.

There is wheelchair access throughout the garden, including a Sensory Garden and an accessible boat for trips on the broad to the end of October (additional charge). Visitors requiring special facilities are advised to telephone in advance, mobility scooters available.

Dogs are welcome on leads; small charge to cover poop scoop.