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Walking your dog

We love seeing dogs here at the Trentham Estate, we have acres of gardens and parkland for them to enjoy and we even have a shop that specialises in them!

Trentham Gardens is dog friendly and the perfect place for a w-a-l-k!

Are you looking for a dog friendly attraction, where you’ll enjoy the walk as much as your dog does? At Trentham Gardens visitors tell us how much they love touring the gardens, lakeside, parklands and woodlands, but also how much their dog’s tails wag then they’re here.

We love seeing dogs enjoying The Trentham Estate, but please remember not everyone loves dogs. With this in mind, we ask if you could you please follow these 4 simple rules:

  • Clean up after you dog - it doesn’t take long and there are lots of bins on the Estate.
  • Keep your dog on a short lead at all times, we only allow dogs off leads in the area, located on the walk up towards North Park on the Estate. This is for the protection of our livestock and wildlife.
  • Try to avoid letting your dog urinate on benches and bins where possible.
  • Keep dogs out of the children’s play area, barefoot walk and Capability Centre.

Anyone found breaking these rules will be asked to leave the site*.

While you’re in the gardens check out the stunning views from the Italian Garden Tearoom and the Lakeside Café, both allow dogs outside and provide bowls of water.

You can also walk your dog in the North Park which has been selected as one of just 60 Diamond Woods across the country in The Woodland Trust’s Jubilee Woods project, which marks HM The Queen’s 60 years as monarch. There are also a number of dog waste bins provided in this area.

Visit the Doggie Wash at Trentham Shopping Village and avoid going home with muddy paws. Located in the corner of J & P Hats and Edinburgh Woollen Mill, this easy to use dog wash has touch screen controls allows you to choose exactly the kind of wash your dog needs. It costs £6 for 10 minutes and £1 for each additional minute.

Head over to Cadwaladers if you fancy a break from walking and need an energy boost, as they allow dogs both inside and outside of the cafe. We also have a number of eateries which are dog friendly and allow dogs to join their owners outside, these are;

If your pooch needs their own energy boost head to specialist dog shop Doggie Fashions, who now have their own dog bakery! Both of you can now enjoy a nice slice of cake and watch the world go by.

Call into Glazed Art and see the wonderful ceramic sculptures of dogs by artist Olivia Brown. She can also make your dog for you, all she needs is 4-6 photos from different sides and you can have your very own sculptured pooch.

Please be aware that dogs are not allowed at Trentham Monkey Forest.

* The rules are very clear, that dogs must be kept on a lead at all times. Under the Hunting Act (2004), it is an offence to let your dog attack a wild animal. Dog owners are responsible for the actions of their dogs and if they are found to be involved in an attack of this nature, the owner will be held accountable and they could face prosecution.