Four-legged friends at Florence Court

Exploring the acres of parkland with your four-legged friend is a great way to enjoy our beautiful landscape, and we welcome well-behaved dogs on the estate.

Florence Court offers plenty of opportunities for jumping, sniffing and splashing throughout the estate with miles of trails, woodland and natural streams!

Dogs are able to access the main visitor courtyard area and enjoy their time with their owners as they sit-back and relax in our outdoor seating area, located beisde the tearoom and giftshop. We also have a number of drinking bowls for our beloved pets and these are located at the Visitor Centre and in the visitor courtyard area. 

Unfortunately dogs are not permitted in the tearoom area or mansion (assistance dogs welcome) but they are more than welcome inside our Visitor Centre, which is often the first point of contact for our visitors and their four-legged friends when they arrive!

Top tips for an enjoyable dog-friendly visit:

Grab a coffee and start planning your day out at the Visitor Centre
Chairs and tables inside the Visitor Centre at Florence Court
Grab a coffee and start planning your day out at the Visitor Centre

Please keep your dogs under control: Respect other dog-walkers by keeping our four-legged friends under control at all times. Visiting the gardens? All dogs MUST be kept on a short-lead when enjoying the gardens for conservation reasons. There are a number of notices dotted around the gardens to remind you to do so! 

Watch out for wildlife: Our parkland is home to 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.

Look out for local notices and instructions: There may be restrictions on the estate and around the woodland or farmland at certain times of the season as our ranger team may be carrying our essential outdoor work with machinery that be be both dangerous to dogs and their humans! 

Keep them cool: Dogs can dangerously overheat if left in cars. We don’t recommend this, so please ensure your dog is well hydrated also. 

Forgotten the essentials? Please remember to clean-up after your dog and respect other dog-walkers by doing so! We have a number of dog waste bins around the estate, so please use these and remember to pickup your dog waste and keep our parkland clean and safe for others to enjoy. We also have dog waste bags located at these points for you to use. 

Need a refreshment and a snack? We have a number of options available for you to take away with you on the move! We have a range of hot and cold drinks available to take-away with you on your walk from the Visitor Centre and we also have some doggy treats available to purchase too! If you are in the courtyard area, the tearoom can also accommodate your needs by preparing something for you to-go!