If I can’t bring my dog I’m not going!
That’s our motto and we hold it dear all year round. If there’s one thing that our furry friends certainly shouldn’t be deprived of it’s meeting Father Christmas himself.
Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year and nothing is more festive than Santa taking time out from his busy schedule to meet our pooches!
That’s why we’ve compiled a list of some of the best dog friendly Christmas events around the UK, including some where you can visit Santa Paws.
Dog Friendly Christmas Events This Year
6th December-13th December – Holyhead Pub, Coventry
All dogs and dog parents are invited for a fun festive experience at the Holyhead Pub. You will be greeted by one of Santa’s elves who will lead you to the grotto to meet Father Christmas himself. Each pet receives a festive treat bag and every human gets a mince pie. The event costs £2.50 per dog, message the pub on Facebook to book a slot.
10th December-18th December- Bents Garden & Homes, Warrington
Give your canine companion their own festive experience with a trip to visit Santa Paws. For £10, your furry friend can enjoy a photo with Father Christmas, a present, and a doggy treat during their visit.Plus, you will receive a hot drink voucher for use during the party too.
11th December- Santa Paws Pop Up – Margate
A visit from Santa Paws with all proceeds going towards a local rescue charity.
11th December- Santa Paws- Nottinghamshire
Between 11 and 3pm your pooch can enjoy a Christmas pawty. Entry is free of charge but a photo with Santa and a gift for your dog will cost £6.
11th December- Santa Paws- Birmingham Dogs Home
Santa is ready to come and visit your pampered pooches this December for a fun filled day of Christmas celebrations at Birmingham Dogs Home. Get your ticket to visit Santa and receive a digital image which you can cherish forever!
11th December- Dobbies Garden Centre
Between 4 and 5.30pm, take your pooch to get a selfie with Santa and add a touch of Christmas to their day. Similar events are running here up until 23rd December. Tickets here.
12th December- All Positive Dog Services- Hereford
This pawtastic party will raise funds for the local RSPCA branch. The fun will include an ask the trainer session, have a go at tricks and an Xmas dog show.
12th December- Doggie Santa Fun- Marcus Road, Dunkeswell
Your dog can meet Santa and will receive a gift all the way from the North Pole!
12th December- Breakfast With Santa Paws- Northwich
A dog friendly family breakfast with Santa, tickets £10 per person.
15th December- Cherry Lane Garden Centres
Santa Paws is arriving at Cherry Lane on December 15th! this wonderfully festive and dog friendly Christmas grotto will get you feeling festive. Snap a pic of your pooch with Old Saint Nick and they’ll receive a special Christmas present from him. Tickets required.
17th December- Grovely Pets, Brockenhurst
Drop in with your pooch to see Santa on 17th December. Bookings not necessary and entry is completely free, families and doggies welcome! Don’t forget to take a photo of your furry best friend with Kris Kringle himself.
17th December- Santa Paws Grotto Walkies- Barking Bakery, Blackpool
From Friday 17th December to Sunday 19th December bring your furry friends to meet Santa and his Elves, whilst those with 2 legs can peruse some local craft and food stalls for Christmas gifts.
18th December- Santa Paws Christmas Pawty- Royal Oak Pub, Havant
This fun filled dog friendly Christmas event celebrates all that is dog! bring your pooch along for a shin dig to remember. Event runs 12-3pm.
18th December- Meet Santa Paws- Paws For A Cuppa, Durham
Running 10am-4pm entry cost is £5 per dog.
19th December- The Angel Inn, Lichfield
Between 3 and 6pm, The Angel Inn is holding its annual Santa Paws event. There’s plenty of treats for your pooches and the chance for a perfect photo opportunity with Santa. There will also be a raffle to win amazing prizes and proceeds go towards two chosen dog charities.
19th December- Unit 6, Bolton Road Business Park
Santa Paws is bringing his grotto to see all of his four legged friends! Booking in advance is required (£10 per pet). Entry price includes a digital photo of your dog with Santa, a Christmas bow, present from Santa and some treats.
19th December- Santa Paws- Handforth
Every year, Betty & Butch has hosted Santa Paws to raise money for dog charities and this year is no different! They do not make any profit from the event, instead donating all the proceeds to help dog rescues and charities. Tickets here.
19th December- Paw Street Bakery, Plainfield
Between the hours of 1-3pm on 19th December, Santa will be calling into the Paw Street Bakery to make some doggies days!
19th December- Santa Paws Run- Royal Victoria Country Park
Bring your dog to the beautiful Royal Victoria Country Park for a fun fancy dress dog friendly Christmas event. Take your pick between a 2k or 5k run course, dogs to be kept on leads during run. Please book in advance by calling 023 8045 5157.
19th December- Santa Paws Breakfast- Kingfisher, Newport Pagnell
Your furry best friend can enjoy a Christmas breakfast with other excited pooches while they wait to meet Father Christmas. Dress your pooch in fancy dress to be in with a chance of winning the best dressed dog competition. Tickets £6 per dog, pre booking required.
December 21-22, Santa Paws Patrty- Chapel Farm Canine Creche, Bristol
Choose half day or full day slots on both days and enjoy a day full of festive fun with your furry best friend! Contact [email protected] to book a slot.
From everyone at Dog Furiendly and Houndy we wish you a Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy new year!