Dogs and their well-behaved owners are welcome all year round at Ham House and Garden, thanks to overwhelmingly positive feedback from visitors, staff and volunteers.

Welcoming your four-legged friends to Ham House all year round

After a successful trial, we are welcoming dogs on short leads to the property with access to the gardens, café and shop all year round.

Enjoy a stroll around our formal garden in the crisp autumn air or relax in our cafe and enjoy some of our local produce with your favourite canine friends.

Stop by our cafe for a cup of tea with your dog
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Stop by our cafe for a cup of tea with your dog

Doggy etiquette

To help you and our other visitors enjoy your visit with your four-legged friend we have produced the following guidelines:

All dogs please keep your owners on short leads and vice versa.

Dog waste bins are available on site should the need arise.

Short leads and spare dog waste bags are available at Visitor Reception if you require them.

Well-behaved dogs are very welcome in all outside areas, inside our Gift Shop, and in their own area inside our Orangery cafe.

To keep our lawns perfect for picnics and roly-polys, visitors are asked to keep to the gravel paths where possible.

Local Walks

We hope that you enjoy your walk around Ham House and Garden with your four-legged friends. Why not take advantage of some of the other beautiful walks in the local area before or after your teas and coffees?

We have developed two historical walks which have been tried and sniffed by our Head Gardener's dog. Ask at Visitor Reception for a map of walks in the local area.

We very much look forward to welcoming you and your canine friends to Ham House and Garden soon.