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General Information

Opening/Closing Times

The event will open to the general public from 9.00am and close at 5.00pm

Watch the Video from the 2015 show!

Watch the Video from the 2014 show!

Yellow Dog Friendly Event

We are proud to announce that the South Wales Dog and Family Fun Day was the first UK event to be 'Yellow Dog Friendly' in 2014. We will continue to be ‘Yellow Dog Friendly’ in 2016.

Download and print a copy of the Yellow Dog UK poster and help spread the message!

This event will be considerate of the needs of dogs wearing a yellow indicator, whether this is a ribbon, bandana, jacket or other item, we would ask all of our patrons to give these dogs the extra space that they require. Although we would ask owners not to bring unwell or in season dogs to this event for obvious reasons!

Please respect other owners wishes as they know what their dog can cope with!

Please do not approach this dog or its people with your dog. Maintain a respectful distance or give this dog and his/her person to move out of your way.

We have endeavoured to ensure that our event caters for the needs of all dogs, including those who may have some sensitivities around other dogs.

  • Regular PA Announcements advertising Yellow Dog UK and the Yellow Ribbon Scheme
  • Dog Show Rings will be larger so that competitors have more space between them
  • Separate entrance and exit from the Dog Show Rings
  • Yellow Dog UK publicity material displayed throughout the event
  • Limited Free Yellow Dog UK yellow ribbons available
  • Extra wide walkways between stalls
  • All stallholders requested to display a Yellow Dog UK poster
  • Water bowls spaced out
  • All dogs are to be kept on leads unless participating in a 'Have a Go' activity
  • Please show consideration when waiting for food, browsing stalls etc of all dogs wearing a yellow indicator and give them the space they need
  • Awareness of our 'Yellow Dog Friendly' objectives advertised on our social media

Yellow Dog owners appreciate your help and respect!

Cool To Be Kind

Kim's Home is a sanctuary for elderly dogs or for dogs that for some reason are unlikely to be rehomed. It takes in primarily sighthounds – though other breeds sometimes creep in. Kim's Home will be selling Cool To Be Kind wrist bands at the event to raise funds towards the fantastic work they do with unwanted and abused dogs. The bands cost £2.40 each and have a celebrity following!

Show Facilities

We would like to say a big thank you to Dan James of Dan James Media Ltd for providing us with such a fantastic website.

Press and Photographers

All members of the press and photographers must report to the Secretaries Tent up on arrival to register and receive a press pass. This must be displayed at all times when approaching people for interviews or taking photographs around the show ground.

The following photographers have been authorised to film and/or take photograph's at the event and resell photographs:

The following photographers have been authorised to film and/or take photograph's at the event and resell photographs:

Advance Bookings

Booking entry tickets in advance is not necessary - just turn up on the day!

Guidelines, Conditions and Disclaimer for All Show Visitors

The South Wales Dog and Family Fun Day strive to ensure that everyone has a fantastic day out and would appreciate the assistance of all our visitors.

Whilst we advertise events, displays, activities and entertainments we cannot be held responsible for the failure of any events, displays, activities and/or entertainment being available on the day or the quality of any of the events, displays activities or entertainments. Although we do our utmost to ensure the quality of these, failure of any of these to please cannot be held as a reason for refund.

Disclaimer: By entering the event/ fun dog show/Scruffts or any of the Have a Go activities you are agreeing to take full responsibility for, any injury or damage to your dog(s) and it is not the liability of South Wales Dog and Family Fun Day including disappearance, theft, death or otherwise. You are fully liable for your animal should they cause any damage or injury. Any dog showing aggressive behaviour at the show or being permitted off lead, outside of the exclusions, will be asked to leave with no refund given. In the interests of hygiene make sure you pick up after your dog. Any photos taken by a member of or authorized photographer of South Wales Dog and Family Fun Day may be used in future for promotion of the show. Visitors are reminded that the terrain of the show may be unstable please be aware of the possibility of slips, trips and falls. By entering the show you are agreeing to the above disclaimer and that the images taken may be used.

Frequently asked questions.

Can I bring my dog?

Yes, most definitely! This event is for you, your family and your dog. All dogs must be keep on a lead and under control at all times, unless taking part in an organised activity. If your dog is being handled by a minor please make sure you are with your child and dog at all times. Don't forget your poo bags and clear up after your dog/s and dispose of any litter in the bins provided.

Can any dog take part in the Fun Dog Show?

Yes, the Fun Dog Show is for all dogs and is for fun only. There are lots of different classes so that everyone can enter and be in with a chance of winning the prestigious Best in Show.

What other activities are there for my dog?

We have the only Welsh heat of the Kennel Clubs Scruffts competition.

I am having problems with my dog and need to speak to an expert?

We have different experts at the show who will be happy to discuss any problems you are experiencing with your dog.

Do you have a vet on call?

Of course! We have a Veterinarian on site to administer First Aid. For more serious conditions we will have a list of local veterinarians.

Do I need to preregister for any of the Activities?

No, all activities are register/enter on the day. However, to avoid disappointment, come early!

Can I buy products for my dog at the show?

Yes, you will find all the latest products available for your dog from beds, coats, bandanas, leads and collars, treats to toys.

Do I need to book my tickets?

No need to book. However, allow plenty of time for travel and to enter the show to ensure you don't miss something you wanted to enter or watch on the day!

Disabled Access

Please note that as this is an outdoor event on grass, those with restricted mobility may have difficulty if the ground becomes wet due to heavy rain. Unfortunately at this time we do not offer scooters for visitors.

Parking closer to the show ground is available for disabled badge holders. Please display your badge when entering the show.


To search for local accomodation, including dog friendly accommodation look at The Vale of Glamorgan Accomodation Site.

Tourist Information

Barry Island

Open: Easter to beginning of September, Tuesday - Sunday, 11am - 5pm. Also open bank holiday Mondays and Mondays during school holidays.

Telephone and email enquiries received all year Monday to Friday.

Address: The Promenade, The Triangle, Barry Island, CF62 5TQ

Tel: 01446 747171 / Email: [email protected]


Open: Easter to beginning of September, Friday - Sunday, 11am - 5pm. Also open bank holiday Mondays.

Telephone and email enquiries received all year Monday to Friday.

Address: Penarth Pier, The Esplanade, Penarth, CF64 3AU

Tel: 029 2070 8849 / Email: [email protected]

Llantwit Major Visitor Centre

Open: Easter to September for local enquiries only.

Saturdays and bank holidays: 10am - 1pm and 2pm - 6pm

Sundays: 12pm - 5pm

Weekdays: Faxed enquiries only which will be answered at the weekend.

Address: Town Hall, Llantwit Major, CF61 1SB

Tel/Fax: 01446 796086




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