Dog-friendly events to enjoy in the Cotswolds

Mark Lewis, Managing Director of Cotswold RAW

Mark Lewis, Managing Director of Cotswold RAW - Credit: Archant

There are plenty of fantastic events in the Cotswolds this summer, and many can be enjoyed with man’s best friend in tow. Mark Lewis, Managing Director of Cotswold RAW, the biologically appropriate raw food for dogs, talks us through what’s coming up for you and the family to attend

The Cotswold Show, Bathurst Arena, Cirencester Park (July 7 and 8)

Set in 100 acres of stunning Cotswold countryside at Cirencester Park, The Cotswold Show offers families the perfect day out on Saturday 7 and Sunday July 8. Browse 200 trade shopping stands, admire culinary skills at the cookery theatre and enjoy a traditional rural skills showcase. There will also be the Bremont Great War Display Team, RAF Falcons Parachute Display Team, Savage Skills BMX Show, Mounted Games Association of Great Britain and Dog and Duck Show all to enjoy! Book tickets here.

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The Game Fair, Ragley Hall in Alcester (July 27 - 29)

The annual gathering for people passionate about countryside pursuits, The Game Fair boasts all that is wonderful about the Great British countryside. From July 27 – 29 at Ragley Hall, visitors can enjoy a whole host of events perfect for the family – and the dog too! Take part in activities including archery, 4x4 off road experience, ferreting, fly fishing, falconry, food and drink, and plenty of shopping opportunities.  Book tickets here.

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BBC Countryfile Live, Blenheim Palace (August 2 – 5)

Following the great success of past two years, Countryfile Live will return to the beautiful Blenheim Palace. From Thursday August 2 to Sunday August 5, guests can enjoy live arena shows, hands-on-activities, animal displays, debates, food, drink and shopping, all of course, showcasing what visitors love most about our glorious countryside. The four day extravaganza is the perfect way to celebrate our countryside with the family – and the dog too (over 10,000 dogs enjoyed the show last year)! Book tickets here.

The Moreton-in-Marsh Show (September 1)

‘Farming, food, fun and fashion.’ Sound good? Well the Moreton-in-Marsh Show is definitely your bag! On Saturday September 1, the popular agricultural show returns to town with plenty for all the family to see, do and taste. Take a wander around the 350 trade stands selling everything from delicious locally sourced produce and luxury clothing to combine harvesters. After a spot of shopping, enjoy a bevy of thrilling entertainment including a vintage tractor display, dancing sheep and the yellow diggers from JCB, and much more. Book tickets here.

These wonderful events are made all of the more exciting when the dog can come along to. Cotswold RAW will be in attendance at many of the region's dog-friendly events hoping to meet like-minded dog owners who are interested in the natural way of feeding their pet.

Visitors to their stand can expect expert nutritional advice as well as the chance to purchase Cotswold RAW sausages and mince, all wrapped up in elegant packaging, and dry treats perfect for your pooch to tuck into on the day.

Over two years, and with a passion for dog care, Mark Lewis and his team source local produce when they can, making their products in-house and strive to ensure that Cotswold RAW is as convenient as grabbing a bowlful of processed dry food from a ‘bag under the stairs’. The natural product has plenty of health benefits; the sausages contain 80% meat and 20% fresh, seasonal vegetables for instance, and are free from additives and preservatives.

To find out more about Cotswold RAW and to find out where you can purchase their products, visit the website.