Going To Big Dog Walk Harewood House? Make A Weekend Of It In Leeds.
This weekend sees the arrival of Big Dog Walk to the stunning Harewood House in Leeds, But what is Big Dog Walk?
Big Dog Walk is not just any dog walk, it will be the best Sunday stroll your dog has ever been on! There is so much to enjoy at the event including Pick Up Treats, plenty of Have-a-go Activities, Shopping for both you and your dog, Expert Advice for any burning questions you might have, Fun Dog Shows including the Best Celebrity Look-alike, the famous DogStacle Course, and plenty of Refreshments to get you through the day.
From the historic Harewood House, it’s just a short drive to Leeds town centre, so why not make a weekend out of it!
We’ve spoken to our team and they’ve picked out their favourite places to eat, drink and stay that are dog friendly…
Where to Stay
1 Swinegate, LS1 4AG
£20 a Night for a dog
The Malmaison in Leeds is a stunning Victorian building that was once the former Leeds City Tramways Office, but they now wow guests with their boutique bedrooms that offer big, comfy beds, plus first-class facilities and amenities, plus they’re dog friendly! Malmaison welcomes all kinds of guests including canine ones as long as they are over 1 year of age, are well behaved and guests don’t leave dogs unattended in rooms at any time without first advising reception.
49 Upper Basinghall Street, LS1 5HR
£30 per Stay for up to Two Dogs
If you’re looking for exclusivity then book one of the newly opened in 2020 Maison Parfaite Apartments. These incredible apartments boast keyless entry, Smart TVs, Bose sound systems, and infrared heating, meaning you’ll never want to leave! Pets are not permitted in the bedrooms or on any furniture on the property, but YOU are welcome to bring small to medium pets with you for your stay. It's an apartment so your little dog is welcome to sleep on their own bed in either the living room or the kitchen.
City Square, LS1 1PJ
£20 per Dog, per Stay
The team at The Queens love dogs so they understand that they can make great travel companions especially when you’re travelling for a dog-based event! The Queens is an impressively grand building dating back to 1937 so it’s lavishly Art Deco and is only a few minutes walk from the train station. Book in quick as they’ve only just reopened after a huge refurbishment!
Where to Eat
Albion Place, LS1 6JL
It has been stated that ‘The New Conservatory is a one-of-a-kind bar and restaurant, that combines an old-fashioned feel with a great British menu, service, and entertainment’ which is something we love here at the DogLife 360 HQ! With a divine menu, you and your dog are welcome to drink and dine in style.
19a The Headrow, LS1 6PU
Headrow House is a hub of great food and drink! Currently, Spitz ‘Proper Kebabs’ are their foodie option and the ‘Yorkshire Doner Kebab’ made with grass-fed Yorkshire beef sounds pretty tempting. There is a large Beer Hall and two roof terraces sp plenty of space for you to enjoy your food and a beer or two.
7 Merrion St, LS1 6PQ
Stuzzi, in Italian means ‘little plates of Italian cuisine, served in small osterias and bars throughout Italy, traditionally eaten by hand, in-between drinks’ and that’s exactly what they offer. Dogs are very welcome to come along and enjoy your time spent there.
Where to Drink
Turk’s Head Yard, LS1 6HB
Whitelock’s Ale House has been around since 1715 so it’s one of Leed’s oldest drinking establishments. There is both indoor and outdoor seating available so take your pick dependant on the weather. The team is also firmly dog-friendly, with water bowls at the ready whenever you bring your pup in!
29 Cookridge Street, LS2 3AG
If you’re looking for a venue where there are dog treats and water bowls on hand, then give Nation of Shopkeepers a visit. For yourself, there’s a selection of craft beers and ciders on tap plus a decent food menu if you get peckish.
39 Call Lane, LS1 7BT
What if we let you into a secret? Roland’s has a cost beer garden outback that both you and your dog are bound to love. They even have their own bar dog that you might be lucky enough to meet! There’s plenty of great beers and cocktails on the menu too.
What to Do
Aside from heading to the Big Dog Walk, here are a few ideas to keep you occupied all weekend.
Railway Trust Ltd, The Middleton, Moor Road, LS10 2JQ
The Middleton Railway started back in 1758, making it the oldest working railway in the world, quite a claim! They run an inclusive 'all dogs are welcome policy', and it’s an ideal activity if you have children too. Tickets can be bought as a single or a return and there’s a museum on-site too.
Mutley’s Dog Park
Mill Farm, Mill Lane, South Milford, LD25 5AG
If you’re looking for some more outdoor fun, then try Mutley’s Dog Park; a secure area for your dog to play safely. The dog park offers two completely different areas to choose from to suit your best friend's nature, including an area with a pond to refresh in the heat and enjoy!
Selby Road, LS15 0AE
Temple Newsam is home to over 1500 acres of parkland, farmland, woodland, and gardens, so plenty of space to roam with your dog. Dogs aren’t allowed in Temple Newsam House but the 18th-century stable courtyard has a Gift Shop and popular Tea Rooms with outdoor seating areas where dogs on a lead are permitted.
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