Visiting Toys Hill with your dog

Dog enjoying a run around with visitors

Toys Hill is a fantastic destination for you and your dog to get walking out in the Kent countryside, with plenty of local paths or other nearby National Trust properties to visit along your way.

Where can my dog go?

As a countryside place, you're more than welcome to bring your dog to Toys Hill. 

In the woodlands, you are are welcome to let your dog off the lead, but we ask that they are  please kept on it around livestock and near busy roads.

Where can't my dog go?

If you plan on visiting nearby Emmetts Garden, please be aware that they have their own guide for dogs at their property, including asking all dogs be kept on a lead within the gardens themselves. If you think you are going to walk through, either on the public footpath or make a longer visit, please check out their dog-walking page below;

What do I need to be aware of at Toys Hill?

We've worked with natural pet food maker, Forthglade, to produce the Canine Code to ensure everyone has an enjoyable visit.

  • Take the lead: help reduce the chance of your pup disturbing wildlife by keeping them on a lead.
  • Scoop that poop: bag it and bin it to keep your favourite places beautiful.
  • Paws for thought: look out for information signs and take extra care on cliff paths.
  • Be on the ball: not everyone loves dogs, so keep them close by.

Facilities available for my dog

Water bowls can be found at nearby Emmetts Garden, with one outside the Old Stables Café easily accessible.

Please keep our countryside clean and safe for everyone to enjoy by picking up after your dog.

The dog bin can be found in the car park.