Dogs at Erddig
Exploring our acres of parkland with your four-legged friend is a great way to enjoy our beautiful landscape, and we welcome well-behaved dogs on our estate. Erddig country park attracts thousands of dog walkers a year, drawn by our vast, natural open spaces as they change through the seasons.
Erddig offers plenty of opportunities for bounding, jumping, sniffing and splashing throughout the country park.
At Erddig we offer:
- access through to our tea garden and midden yard for you and your dog, but not in the Grade I listed gardens, inside the house, restaurants or shops.
- water for drinking bowls.
- three dog waste bins; one just outside the tea garden on the path down to the cup and saucer;one on the other side of the estate by the Felin Puleston car park; one on the Erddig road entrance to the estate; and a normal Wrexham County Borough Council litter bin at Sontley car park.
- spare waste bags in case you forget yours.
- an off-lead zone at Felin Puleston, see signs.
Dogs assisting visitors with disabilities are welcome inside our house, gardens, restaurants and shops. For more detailed access and facilities information visit our home page.
Many of our team are dog owners and would love to meet your furry four-legged friend. Join us on a Paws Walk to explore the estate together. Visit our events page for more details.
Top tips for an enjoyable dog-friendly visit:
- Watch out for wildlife: Our parkland is home to two tenant farmers with a variety of livestock and the estate is home to lots of wildlife. In areas where there is lots of wildlife we ask you to keep your dog on a lead so that they feel safe.
- Watch out for local notices. There may be restrictions in woodland or farmland at sensitive times of year for example during the lambing season
- Keep them cool: Dogs can dangerously overheat if left in cars. We don’t recommend this at Erddig.
- Forgotten the essentials? We’ve always got a few spare dog poo bags at our visitor welcome office, so if you find you’ve forgotten them pop over and we’ll be happy to give you a few to help keep our parkland clean and safe for others to enjoy.
- Need a snack? We’re only able to welcome assistance dogs into our buildings, including our Hayloft restaurant. On weekends and school holidays from February half term (weather permitting), our tea garden serves hot drinks and snacks to keep you going on your walk. There are facilities to take food and drinks away from the Hayloft restaurant, so if you have a friend who can wait outside in the tea garden with your dog while you pop in to pick up your food, you can sit outside with your dog and enjoy a slice of cake and a cuppa after your walk.
- Want to avoid the crowds? Our busiest times of day are generally between 11am and 2pm – you’ll also find increased visitor numbers during school holidays and on days where we have events. Our estate walks are generally less busy, so if you’d like a peaceful stroll why not explore these routes, or use alternative car parks at Felin Puleston and Sontly.
- Please always pick up after your dog. Dog waste bins can be found just outside the tea garden on the path down to the cup and saucer and on the other side of the estate by the Felin Puleston car park.