We are continuing to monitor the weather throughout the week to ensure that temperatures are safe for everyone involved. We plan for there to be plenty of water bowls and shade under the trees of Helmingham Hall, including paddling pools and a lake scurry. We will provide a further update at the end of the week.

Suffolk Dog Day is back! St Elizabeth Hospice is thrilled to be presenting this much loved family friendly event at Helmingham Hall on Sunday 10 September 2023.

There will be plenty of fun dog classes with great prizes, agility, dog scurry and lots of attractions and trade stands to keep everyone entertained. Gates open to the public at 10am, and close at 5pm.

Other highlights include:

  • Over 50 stalls to treat your dog – selling everything from dog accessories to cheese!
  • Class in breed shows
  • Have a go areas - fun activities for you and your dog to try out
  • Crufts style competitions
  • Demonstrations in agility and training from industry experts
  • Competitions to enter with your dog – best rescue, best senior, best puppy, best junior handler to name a few!
  • Children’s activities to keep them entertained
  • Catering village & bar to enjoy throughout the day


Book early to get your discount! Tickets include entry to Helmingham Gardens.

Child tickets apply to ages 5 to 17. Adult tickets are for 18 years and above. Disabled/access tickets include a free carer place for entry.

Early bird:

£13 adult | £5 child | £30 family ticket (2 adults, 3 children)

Until Sunday 30 July

Standard online:

£14 adult | £6 child | £35 family ticket (2 adults, 3 children)

Until Wednesday 6 September

Tickets on the day:

£15 adult | £7 child | £40 family ticket (2 adults, 3 children)

There are a few ways to book your dog into our show classes:

You can register during the ticket purchasing process, you can register on the day or if you have already booked tickets you can call our fundraising team on 01473 723600 to book and pay over the phone.

Proceeds from Suffolk Dog Day will go towards St Elizabeth Hospice's care in Ipswich, East Suffolk & Great Yarmouth and Waveney to continue providing outstanding palliative and end of life care in the local community. Find out more on St Elizabeth Hospice here.

Ticket transactions have a small fee implemented by our ticket provider Enthuse at 1.9% + 20p of the ticket price.

Access information: This event takes place outside at Helmingham Hall gardens. The event is on one level, however the terrain is grass and can be uneven. There are access toilets on site as well as on site parking near to the event entrance. If you have any further queries on access for Suffolk Dog Day, please call 01473 723600.

Read full ticket Terms & Conditions here.


registrations are not available

The event is closed.


For any queries please email [email protected]