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Did you know that the Cotswold Wildlife Park is the UK's only dog-friendly wildlife park?
Did you know that the Cotswold Wildlife Park is the UK’s only dog-friendly wildlife park?
A perfect dog-friendly and family day out, the Cotswold Wildlife Park, near Burford in Oxfordshire, was set up in 1970 in the grounds of 19th-century Bradwell Grove manor house. John Heyworth, who was born in the house, decided to open up to the public and put 230 animals in the grounds. Now the park boasts more than 2,000 animals of all shapes and sizes.
John, a lover of dogs, would allow his four-legged friends to roam about with him while working at the park, and as such firmly believed that dogs (kept under safe control) should not be excluded. As such the park was designed to allow dogs to accompany their owners around the wildlife park. Reggie Heyworth, John’s son and depicted in the above photo above with his dog Bee, today continues his father’s work in providing a unique experience for dogs and their owners.
The UK’s only dog-friendly wildlife park
Dogs may be brought into the dog-friendly park provided that they are kept on a short lead and under adult control at all times. While your four-legged friend is not allowed inside areas with free-ranging animals (for obvious reasons), approximately 75% of the park is suitable for your dog to walk in.
Water stations are available and free poop bags can be picked up at the pay desk. There are even Laughing Dog treats available in the shop…!
The perfect dog-friendly day out
Get eye-to-eye with giraffes, see over 260 animal species, explore over 160 acres of stunning gardens and parkland. Visit www.cotswoldwildlifepark.co.uk to start planning your day.
Win tickets to Cotswold Wildlife park! *GIVEAWAY NOW CLOSED*
The park will be working with Laughing Dog on lots of exciting projects this year. Kick starting the year, we begin with our dog-friendly giveaway. From the 1st April 2019, pick up a bag of complete dog food or treats detailing our ‘dog-friendly giveaway’ sticker and your unique code. Simply enter this online at www.laughingdogfood.com/made-in-britain to be entered into the free prize draw. You could win a tickets to the park! 2 x family tickets and 2 x adult tickets are up for grabs. Click the link above to find out more – the free giveaway does not open until 1st April 2019. Ends 31st December 2019.