When: 5th May 2018, 11am – 4.30pm
Where: Port Eliot, St Germans, Saltash, Cornwall PL12 5ND
£: Admission to the grounds costs £4 for adults, £2 for children (11 – 18 years) and children under 11 years go free. There is a £1 entry fee for each dog show class.
What is it?
If you are looking for a dog-friendly day out, then you can’t get more friendly than the annual Port Eliot Dog Festival & Whippet Tea Party, which will take place on Saturday 5th May.
The festival, which takes place in Port Eliot’s grounds, will have a dog show with fun classes including the ‘dog who most looks like their owner’, ‘best trick’, ‘best veteran dog’ and ‘the dog the judge would most like to take home’. There will also be an array of stalls, refreshments, dog agility, flyball and other entertainment.
The highlight of the day will undoubtedly be the Whippet Tea Party, a special picnic which dogs come from far and wide to enjoy. The event usually attracts hundreds of hungry hounds, who get to enjoy dog-friendly cakes and other treats. This year’s tea party will begin at 2pm.
Port Eliot’s house and gardens are both Grade I listed, and it is believed that Port Eliot is the oldest continually inhabited dwelling in the UK. The House was formerly known as Port Priory and in the Middle Ages it was a flourishing monastic port. Built and modified over the centuries the house received a major refit in the 18th century by Sir John Soane.
Port Eliot Dog Festival & Whippet Tea Party will once again be held in support of the Children’s Hospice South West.