Your dog-friendly guide to the weekend, 23rd – 24th February: Snowdrop walks, Owl Detectives, and National Trust Trails

It’s half-term weekend and the weather looks great in Oxfordshire, so this week’s guide to your dog-friendly weekend is packed full of ways to get outside.


Snowdrops at Waterperry Gardens

There ‘s some great family (and dog) friendly fun to be had at The Waterperry Gardens. Your dogs can join you (on the lead), as you play a game of  alphabet ‘I Spy’ in the gardens or enjoy looking at over 60 different varieties of Snowdrop on offer!

More information is on their website.

European owl

Cogges Manor Farm

Cogges is a great place to spend a sunny afternoon. Dogs are welcome on a lead (and water bowls are provided).

This weekend children can be Owl Detectives, as they join Science Oxford’s resident ecology expert, Roger, to learn more about these wonderful animals and dissect an owl pellet to identify the unlucky creatures that formed the owl’s last meal.

The workshop cost is £5.50 per participant, or free for Cogges season ticket holders.

Find more information about visiting Cogges here.

Man walking dog through forest

National Trust Trails

There is a whole range of great walks and trails to be found at National Trust properties all over Oxfordshire and nearby in Buckinghamshire this weekend. From bug home building, to monument hunting and winter trails, we are sure there is something for every paw to enjoy.

Winter Walks at Waddesdon Manor

Parkland trail at Basildon Park

February Half Term Trial at Greys Court

Magical Monuments: half-term family trail at Stowe

Family explorers: winter wanders at Stowe

February Half Term: Big Bug Build at Hughenden

Further afield

dog walk jack russell

Rowbarge dog walk

Grab your walking boots and head to The Rowbarge for a dog walk to raise money for Guide Dogs for the Blind. After the success of their New Year’s Day walk, The Rowbarge in Woolhampton (near reading) has organised another walk for Saturday 23rd February.

The plan is to meet at 10:30am for bacon sandwiches, tea and coffee before going for about an hour’s walk and returning in time for lunch!

Sounds to us like the best way to spend a morning.

Check out the Facebook event here.

Whatever you get up to this weekend with your dog, I hope it’s totally pawsome!