Winter walkies at Tyntesfield
Winter walkies are back! As soon as you’ve had your membership card scanned, or purchased an admission ticket at the Ticket Office, you are (with your dog on a lead) welcome to walk around the majority of the Tyntesfield estate.
What are winter walkies?
During the winter months, when we're a bit quieter and the planting in the grounds is a bit more robust, more of the estate is open for dogs to visit.
Winter walkies begins on Monday 30 October 2017 and ends on Sunday 25 February 2018. During that time dogs are welcome across the majority of the estate, excluding the following areas:
- Inside any of the historic estate buildings, including the house, shop, restaurant and Pavilion cafe (dogs are welcome to walk through the Ticket Office).
- The Walled Garden, where much of the produce used in our restaurant is grown.
These areas are clearly marked on our welcome map, which you can pick up at the Ticket Office while you have your membership card scanned or purchase an admission ticket.
A helping paw
We have dog water bowls and waste bins dotted around the estate. Please bag and drop your dog’s poop in the bins provided (no bagged poop tree decorations please!)
Unfortunately we have limited shaded parking for dogs so please ask one of the car park team or at the Ticket Office when you arrive.
We want everyone to explore Tyntesfield safely; so please keep your dog on a short lead throughout your visit. Thank you.
Hungry or thirsty?
Why not start your walk with a bite to eat or a drink?
Although inside the Cow Barn restaurant and Pavilion cafe are dog free areas, we have plenty of outdoor seating and dog water bowls for you to use.
What about assistance dogs?
Assistance dogs are welcome across the estate throughout the year.
What happens in the summer?
Over the summer of 2017 we've been trialling an increase in dog access across the estate. In previous years, dogs were restricted to two woodland walks, but this year our four-legged visitors were allowed across more of the estate, with only the historic buildings, walled garden and formal gardens around the house remaining dog free.
We've been collecting feedback on this trial across the year and will be evaluating the comments from all of our visitors over the coming months.
If you have any comments on the dog access trial that you would like to share with us, please pop us an email.