With less than two weeks to go, the countdown is on until the nation’s favourite pet show opens its doors at ExCel London on 9th & 10th May 2015. With hundreds of different animals, amazing animal action displays, fun and informative talks and demonstrations, here are our top 10 reasons to visit the London Pet Show sponsored by Gocompare.com. We also have another chance for one lucky reader to win a pair of tickets to the show, read on for how to win!
#1 Learn about the wonderful world of animals
Visit the show’s dedicated zones where, within each area, you can learn about each type of pet, meet a whole host of different breeds and receive essential advice from the experts. From the cute and cuddly to the weird and wonderful, you can discover everything you need to know about dogs, cats, rabbits, chinchillas, micro pigs, ponies, parrots, miniature horses, hamsters, fish, geckos, and lots more!
#2 Meet the experts
Meet animal experts and celebrities including reptile expert Crocodile Joe and Channel 4’s Supervet Noel Fitzpatrick, who will present his wonderful SuperVet Live show in the Super Theatre, revealing the latest advances in the veterinary profession and recounting heart-warming success stories. After each show, Noel will be available for signings, photo opportunities and to answer any questions.
#3 Enjoy the training and agility displays
Head to the Nerf Dog Activity Ring to watch amazing agility, training and obedience displays as well as Dog Dancing, duck herding by expert trainer Richard Curtis and heats of the legendary Scruffts.
#4 Send your dog back to school
Join Hill’s School for Dogs, a brand new feature for 2015, where even the most disobedient dog can become head pupil! With an entertaining and educational programme, you can learn all about how to train your dog and find the right diet to support a healthy and happy lifestyle. From learning some of the basic commands to seeing some of the most entertaining dogs perform (including winners from SuperDogs Live 2014), Hill’s School for Dogs is not to be missed.
#5 Be amazed by the jumping rabbits
Don’t miss the bouncing bunnies, with the Rabbit Show Jumping. One of the most popular attractions at the London Pet Show, this feature is exclusive to the show and can’t be seen at any other event in the UK.
#6 Watch talented pets do their thing
Take a seat at the Zoflora Super Theatre, which will once again play host to an action-packed programme of events including the exciting SuperDogs Live competition and Supervet Live with Channel 4’s Noel Fitzpatrick, as well as displays from incredible animals, from parrots to performing dogs.
#7 Find out if your cat has what it takes?
Enter your feline friend in to the GCCF Top Cats competition. Top Cats is an exciting cat show open to members of the public. Both pedigree and household cats can enter this brand new feature, competing for certificates and rosettes in categories including Best of Colour, Best in Show, Friendliest Cat, Most Handsome Male, and as the finale, Best Household Pet.
#8 Explore the Exo Terra Reptile experience
If you’ve got a passion for the weird and wonderful, head to the Exo Terra Reptile and Fluval Aquatics experience. The Reptile Area will showcase a plethora of reptiles, bugs, spiders and many exotic creatures including tree lizards, water dragons, giant turtles and a range of chameleons as well as bearded dragons, Spinney Tailed Lizards, a Chuckwalla Lizard and Leopard Geckos, while the Aquatics Area will feature beautiful fish and aquatic set ups, with a wide array of colourful and eye catching fish housed in beautiful aquarium surroundings.
#9 Make some new friends
Meet some real life pony friends at The Pony Club Stables and watch demonstrations on tacking up, grooming and different riding styles throughout the show weekend. Riders can also learn how to use the equipment and tools involved in caring for their steeds as well as mounting, dismounting and maintaining balance on The Pony Club’s special mechanical horse.
#10 Shop ’til you drop
Shop until you drop at the Market Place, where you can find treats, toys, food, clothes, gifts and souvenirs available to buy throughout the weekend, with some great special show offers to be had!
Win 2 Tickets to the London Pet Show
We also have a second chance for a lucky reader to win a pair of tickets to the London Pet Show. To enter the giveaway, just follow the instructions in the Giveaway widget below.
You can also gain extra entries by doing any (or all) of the following:
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Good Luck and see you at the Show!
The Giveaway will close at 5pm on Tuesday 5th May 2015 and the winner will be announced on Wednesday 6th May 2015. If the winner does not get in contact with their details to claim the prize within 24 hours of being notified we will select a new random winner. Tickets are valid any day and the giveaway is open to UK residents 18+, excluding previous winners of London Pet Show 2015 Giveaways on The Dogvine. Images courtesy of The London Pet Show.
- When: May 9th and 10th 2015 from 9.30am – 5pm each day.
- Where: ExCel London, Royal Victoria Dock, 1 Western Gateway, London E16 1XL
- Tickets:If you are not the lucky winner, you can still book tickets by visiting londonpetshow.co.uk or calling 0844 581 4993.