Hi dog pals,
At the weekend Hum took Glenn Glenn & me to the very dog friendly Wollaton Hall Park. @WollatonHall
Wollaton Hall is set in five hundred acres of spectacular gardens and parkland.
As a bit of background for your humans:
Wollaton Hall is an Elizabethan country house of the 1580s standing on a small but prominent hill in Wollaton Park, Nottingham. The house is now Nottingham’s Natural History Museum, with Nottingham Industrial Museum in the out-buildings. The surrounding parkland is home to a large herd of free-roaming deer and is regularly used for large-scale outdoor events such as rock concerts, sporting events and festivals.
Anyways my dog friends, the Hall itself is not suitable for us doggies except for Guide Dogs but the rest of the grounds and all the shops and cafes are dog friendly.
The only place in the huge grounds where we isn’t allowed is in the area where the deer-folk are as they can get spooked by us canines especially during the baby season and I certainly wouldn’t want to scare one of the big male deer with antlers – they are pretty scarey themselves! Hum went and took her photos of the deer-folk while Glenn kept me on lead at a very safe distance!
There are plenty of places however where we are very welcome and can have a good explore. There are lovely walks around the lake and in the more formal gardens which Hum deemed ‘stunning and beautiful’.
Even though a lot of visitors are in Wollaton Park in the summer, you can find quiet little areas to relax and enjoy; have a picnic or enjoy a game of ball.
For little humans there is a play area and for big humans museums and shops.
Recently Wollaton Hall has made all shops and cafes dog friendly which is just brilliant! We stopped off at the courtyard café where lots of dogs were sitting outside, however inside also welcomed us four-legs so I could enjoy a bowl of water and share Hum’s brunch of scrambled egg.
I must say, we had a fabulous time and were made to feel extremely welcome and would certainly recommend highly as a day out for all the family including us doggies!