Zuki’s 5th Birthday – Clumber Park & Central Bark

Posted By Hazel Winstanley / 4th June 2019 / Cafe, Days Out, News / 0 Comments

Hi dog friends,

It’s my birthday! I am 5 years of age now – a proper grown up girl!

We celebrated on Sunday as on the first Sunday of every month there is a dog walk at Clumber Park which Hum and GlennDad thought I would enjoy. Human-folk and their doggies meet at the dog friendly Central Bark Café and walk round the lake at Clumber Park. Clumber Park NT

Central Bark is a trial dog friendly café at Clumber Park but they are looking to make it permanent as lots of people come to take their dogs walking in Clumber Park and really love having a café where they can get refreshment and where their dog is welcome.

And boy are we made welcome at Central Bark. Sarah who set it up and was doing the Lake Walk with us, has really thought it through well. There are pictures of Dogs on the walls; Pick and Mix Dog biscuits for the human folk to buy for us; a place near a sink with lots of dog bowls to fill with water for us; lots of stuff to purchase (mostly dog focused of course) and dog friendly frozen yoghurt too!!!

We met the other dogs coming on the walk – Minnie, Poppy and Asterix and Hum invited them to have dog friendly yoghurt and a bit of my tiny birthday cake after the walk.

The walk is really good – a lot of the time we could be off lead and enjoy running around. It is a quite a long walk round the lake at Clumber Park so make sure your humans are fit! Hum was pleased to see there are poo bins along the walk so you can keep the park clean.

Hum told everyone I didn’t like water so I jumped in the lake to show that she was wrong about that one 😉 Then Asterix thought the pond weed was grass and he ended up in the lake too 😉 Minnie decided to roll in something smelly that turned her white coat green and only Poppy was well behaved the whole way but possibly ‘cos she is going to have puppies and was being careful.

We had a great time! Part way round we stopped for a break and the humans had a picnic and we had some treats and a drink. The humans spoke about the lovely views and how great it was to have these walks.

Back at the Central Bark and Emily had put up some balloons for my birthday! Poppy put on a hat; Asterix a bow tie; I wore my special collar and Minnie had a bandana. Once we were all dolled up, GlennDad brought us all some frozen yoghurt and everyone wished me a Happy Birthday.

Sarah even gave me a load pf presents! Thank you, Sarah!!!!

Asterix is only young and his table manners aren’t great yet, but he thoroughly enjoyed the frozen yoghurt, while Minnie and Poppy attacked the little biscuit cake Hum had brought.

SO dog pals, I had a great birthday celebration and I can highly recommend Central Bark. Also do take your humans on the walk – 1st Sunday of the month – meet at 10.00 a.m. or every Wednesday morning again at 10.00 a.m.

Central Bark is now offering proper Dog Birthday Celebrations so you can have your Birthday ‘Pawty’ at Central Bark also – just get in touch with them and they will make all the arrangements! Enjoy!!!!

A well deserved HUGE high 5 paws for Central Bark!


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