Bring your pet pooches to People’s Park event

Come on down to People's Park on Sunday for the first Bark in the Park event organised by Banbury Town Council. NNL-150615-093403009
Come on down to People's Park on Sunday for the first Bark in the Park event organised by Banbury Town Council. NNL-150615-093403009

This Sunday will see the first ever Bark in the Park event in Banbury inviting animal lovers and their pets to come together for an afternoon of fun and games.

The highly anticipated event set up by the Banbury Town Council will be taking place in People’s Park and should see the park filled in a celebration of all varieties of domestic animals.

Tricia Campbell, the council’s civic officer, said: “Admission is free and it will be a great opportunity for families to have a day out with their pets.”

The fun and games begin with a dog show organised by the The Up ‘n’ Over Dog Training Club, as well as a number of other activities that will allow visitors to show off their pets many talents.

Bark in the Park will not only showcase the variety of pets in the area, but will also offer opportunities for visitors to learn more about the different ways that dogs are used to help people.

There will be demonstrations to show visitors how Medical detection dogs can detect cancer, as well as talks from Guide dogs for the Blind and Dogs for the Disabled.

Visitors will also be able to pay a visit to the pet corner, where vets will be on hand to give out advice.

The day will be wrapped up with a parade of pets at 4pm, which will act as the grand finale of what should be a lovely day in the park for the whole family.