My husband works in the pet trade. This means that not only does there seem to be an endless supply of dog treats (check out Betty Miller) floating around our house (much to the cat’s disgust), but that I also end up at an awful lot of pet shows, at least in comparison to the average person. Last weekend I headed to the London Pet Show, complete with our friends’ gorgeous little boy Alfie. Now in its fifth year, the London Pet show is a two day event showcasing a range of animals and pet products. Dogs, cats, donkeys,reptiles, rabbits and chickens were just some of the animals at the show which took place at the Excel Exhibition Cemtre. Children and adults alike could pet the animals and learn what it is like to keep them as pets. There were all sorts of activities to keep children entertained including bunny show jumping and dancing dogs, as well as lectures about how to take care of pets.
Being just a year old, Alfie was a little young for most of the activities but he did enjoy stroking the animals and watching the dogs play. For older children there was lots to do and there seemed to be a lot of happy toddlers and tweens enjoying the day. The London Pet Show comes ahead of the Discover Dogs show which takes place in London in October. Billed as London’s biggest dog show, it is a chance for anyone thinking about buying a dog to learn about the different breeds before committing to one. Like the London Pet Show, there’s lots for children to do too and it makes a lovely family day out.
The London Pet Show will be back in 2016 but if you can’t wait until then or your main animal interest is dogs, I suggest checking out Discover Dogs in October. Make sure you book ahead though as ticket prices tend to be high on the day