Dog walking at Dyffryn Gardens

Dog walking at Dyffryn

We love dogs at Dyffryn and have lots of regular four-legged visitors. If you're considering bringing your dog here for the first time, we've put together a little list to make sure you have a great visit.

Where are dogs allowed?

We have 55 acres of gardens and dog walking is welcome throughout. The only places we restrict from dogs (apart from assistance dogs) are both the cafes and inside the house. There is plenty of seating outside our cafes where visitors with dogs can enjoy lunch or coffee.

What about leads?

We ask that all dogs are kept on a short lead for their entire visit. Thank you for adhering to this and helping us keep Dyffryn dog friendly for ever.

What do we provide?

Besides our wonderful gardens, Arboretum, Glass House, Kitchen Gardens, cafes, shop and regular dog-friendly events, we also have water bowls, poo bags and free dog biscuits in our Visitor Welcome Centre.

You can find water bowls outside our cafes and shop. Ask our staff at the Visitor Reception Centre if you need any bags or biscuits. The vast majority of our dog owners are responsible but we would like to remind you to please tidy up after your dog. This is vital if we are to keep Dyffryn open to dogs. We are a popular place for young families and have children roaming all over our beauitful grounds, help us keep everyone safe and everywhere beautiful by using the poo bags we provide. Thank you.

Anything else?

Please stay with your dog for your entire visit. Never leave a dog unattended or tied up. As a large and busy property we have a lot of young children visiting us, if you have a nervous dog we recommend walking them first thing (10am to 11am) or last thing (one hour before closing) to take advantage of the quieter periods.