Dog friendly places in Kent

We all love walking our dogs, and Kent is full of beautifully green and tranquil spaces, perfect for exploring with our furry friends. Here’s a few suggestions for a different place you can take your dog in the county.

Tunbridge Wells

Tunbridge Wells has some great dog friendly parks including Dunorlan Park, Calverley Park and Grosvenor Park.  All have lovely scenery and amenities and make for the perfect afternoon out with your pooch and perhaps also with the rest of the family. You could even take a stroll down to the famous Pantiles afterwards, and finish your dog walk with a lovely coffee or something stronger from any of the delightful independent cafes, and pubs located here.   The Spa Town of Royal Tunbridge Wells

Scotney Castle

Scotney Castle makes for a peaceful and fascinating setting. Immersed in history, with a castle dating back to the 14th century, it’s a great place to relax and get away from the stresses of life. Dogs are more than welcome here – they even provide water bowls, and dog leads that can be borrowed from the visitor reception, making it a perfect day out for all. They offer family trail walks, and lots on for the kids, too. Scotney Castle is situated just a few miles outside Tunbridge Wells, in the nearby village of Lamberhurst, and is easy to get to on the A21. Scotney Castle in Lamberhurst

Hole Park Gardens

With its striking Bluebells and Wisteria Garden, Hole Park Gardens is sure to catch your eye. Dogs are welcome here, as long as they are on leads! Although Hole Park Gardens is closed for the winter, it is open again for visitors from March 30th, which will soon come round. They also have National Garden Scheme Open Days, where dogs are allowed to join their owners on an exploration of everything the 15 acre site has to offer. End the perfect spring walk in the Coach House Courtyard, where dogs are allowed, with a spot of tea and cake, all prepared on site. Hole Park Gardens in Rolvenden

Chiddingstone Castle

Chiddingstone Castle is situated in the heart of the National Trust owned village of Chiddingstone, just a few miles from Edenbridge. With its breath-taking views of the North Downs and features of the garden including: Japanese cherry blossom trees, and a Victorian orangery, it stretches across 35 acres, meaning there’s plenty for you and your dog to explore together. Chiddingstone Castle welcomes dogs on their grounds, as well as in the courtyard tea room, where they do a lovely afternoon tea!  You can also explore the National Trust Village of Chiddingstone via the gate which separates them.   Chiddingstone Castle in the National Trust Village of Chiddingstone

Kent & East Sussex Railway

Ever thought about taking your dog on the railway? Kent and East Sussex Railway in Tenterden allows dogs to travel on normal operating days with their owners, for a £3 fare. Trains start off at Tenterden, travelling through the villages of Rolvenden, Wittersham, Bodiam and Northiam. Stop off at any of these destinations and explore what the Kent countryside has to offer with your dog! The Kent & East Sussex Railway in Tenterden


The Knole estate is rich in history, having been passed through the Sackville family since 1603 – it is a short walk from the centre of Sevenoaks, with 1000 acres of parkland to discover with your hound. They even offer the ‘Knole deer park all-ability walk’, perfect to take dogs and the rest of the family. Knole in Sevenoaks

Biddenden Vineyards

Dogs are welcome at Kent’s oldest Vineyard and there are self-guided tour available.  This English Vineyard is surrounded by wonderful scenery. Finish your walk with a visit to shop, stocked full or local food and drink, and the coffee shop, with locally produced cake! Biddenden Vineyards in the village of Biddenden

Discover our annual pass, which for £30, gives you one free entry to each of the 7 Wonders of the Weald, so you can explore some of what the local area has to offer you, and you’re more than welcome to take your dog to join the ride!