Big Dog Day Out returns to Bewl Water

Dogs are a man’s best friend, so it’s only right that an entire day dedicated to our pet pooches is coming to Lamberhurst.

Returning to Bewl Water for its 5th year, the countdown has officially begun for ‘Big Dog Day Out’, which takes place on Saturday 25 March. The event promises visitors a day out for the whole family – including four-legged friends – with plenty of things to see and do.

Despite the name, Big Dog Day Out welcomes breeds of all sizes and starts at 10 am. There will be a children’s treasure trail, face painting, raffle, and an agility course where you can put your furry pals’ skills to the test.

There will also be a dog show at 11am, with different categories every hour. These include ‘Most Handsome Boy’, ‘Prettiest Girl’, ‘Best Biscuit Catcher’ ‘Best Rescue’ and ‘Dog the Judge Would Like to Bring Home’, with rosettes awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners.

The event is free to enjoy, though there’s a small £6 charge for all-day car parking and a £1 entry fee for the dog show.

While you’re there, you can also enjoy a scenic walk around the 800-acre reservoir, which is southeast England’s largest body of open water, then head to the adventure play area or refuel at the dog-friendly Waterfront Café.

Refreshments for the whole family will be available all day, including hot drinks, fresh pastries, deli sandwiches and confectionery, while doggy treats and other products will be available from an array of stalls at the shopping village.

Guests can get involved on socials by using #BDDO23 where the Bewl Water team will be sharing updates in the lead-up to and after the event.

Bewl Water is leased to Bewl Events & Waterpark, part of the group that owns One Media, publisher of the Times.

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