We’re celebrating our favourite four legged friends this April as its Pet appreciation month across Prince Philip Park. Pets have become an integral part of our lives. They are not just animals we keep in our homes; they become a member of our families.

Pets are not just cute and fun to have; they offer many benefits to our lives, including emotional support, stress relief, and even health benefits. Whether it is a wag of a tail or a cat’s purr, your furry friend has a way of making everything better.

Dog walking in Whitehill & Bordon

Across the Town we are very lucky to have a variety of different places to take long walks with man’s best friend.

Hogmoor Inclosure Dog Training Area

Hogmoor Inclosure:

Hogmoor Road, Whitehill & Bordon, Hampshire, GU35 9HX

The third largest nature reserve of its kind in the UK, Hogmoor Inclosure is over 54 hectares of woodland and heathland to explore. In recent years, Hogmoor Inclosure has undergone significant redevelopment, which has included the creation of a network of footpaths and cycleways, as well as the installation of sculptures and play areas. The forest now has a thriving community of runners, cyclists, dog walkers, and families who enjoy the beauty of the woodland and its many recreational opportunities. Alongside this, access to the free dog training area makes it the perfect spot to bring your pooch.

Hogmoor Inclosure – The Land Trust

Bordon Inclosure:

Bordon Inclosure Car Park GU35 0LA

Situated in the centre of Whitehill & Bordon, in Bordon Inclosure there are several walking trails within the inclosure, providing opportunities for visitors to explore the woodland and observe the local flora and fauna. In Bordon Inclosure, you’re surrounded by beautiful woodland that’s ideal for a peaceful dog walk to enjoy the beauty of nature.

BORDON INCLOSURE | deadwatervalleytrust

BOSC Woodlands

BOSC, Bolley Avenue, Bordon GU35 9HG

The woodland surrounding the BOSC provides a beautiful and tranquil setting for people to connect with nature and enjoy the outdoors. The peaceful trails offer the perfect dog walking opportunities with the pet friendly Pavilion at BOSC offering the perfect setting to enjoy a post walk meal.

Deadwater Valley Nature Reserve:

Alpine Road, Bordon GU35 9QU

Deadwater Valley Nature reserve is a beautiful and serene area located in Bordon, Hampshire, England. It covers a vast expanse of land that stretches along the River Deadwater, forming a natural green corridor. The trails wind through a variety of habitats, including wetlands, meadows, woodlands, and ponds, offering visitors and their four-legged friends a chance to explore some of the region’s most beautiful natural areas.


Pet Products in Whitehill & Bordon


If you’re looking for a place to purchase food, treats and toys for your pet, we’re lucky in Whitehill & Bordon to have Crowders on Chalet Hill. The family owned business pride themselves in selling natural and quality products to keep your pets happy and healthy.

Crowders Aquatics and Pet Supplies

Crowders Aquatics and Pet Supplies | Bordon | Facebook

Chow Bella

Making meal times extra special Chow Bella are a local business selling personalised ceramics bowls for dogs and cats. Created from scratch using old pottery methods, every bowl is handcrafted and painted to match your pet or decor, guaranteeing a memorable dining experience.

Chow Bella’s bowls

Ceramic Pet Bowl | Non Slip Dog Bowl – Chow Bella – Chow Bella Ltd (chow-bella.co.uk)

Groovy Dood & Co

Groovy Dood & Co specialise in handmade, minimalist dog accessories for pooches and their pals. With a variety of leads, collars, toys and bandanas they’re fully stocked to offer everything you need to keep your pets looking prim and proper!

Groovy Dood & Co


Pet friendly venues

Prince Philip Park venues are pet-friendly, they welcome pets and provide amenities such a water bowls, treats and outdoor spaces for them to enjoy, play and exercise.

Café Hogmoor, The Shed, BOSC Pavilion and Ticket Cinema are all pet friendly venues that foster a welcoming environment for both humans and their furry companions.

Tap @ The Shed love dogs so much that they have a dedicated highlight on their Instagram page.

The Shed, Whitehill & Bordon

 Local Animal Charities

HappyCats Rescue  

HappyCats Rescue was founded in August 2012 to help the increasing number of cats and kittens that find themselves looking for a new home. Based in Bordon, Hampshire they are a small, friendly rescue helping find animals there forever home.

Happy Cats Rescue

Adopt Kittens | HappyCats Rescue | Whitehill

 HART Wildlife Rescue

HART Wildlife Rescue was founded as Hampshire Animal Rescue Team in Overton, 1996, by June and Bob Gibbs,  following a request from an RSPCA officer to overwinter some hedgehogs. Since then, the service HART offers has constantly developed as more and more casualties are brought in.

Now situated close to Whitehill & Bordon down the road in Alton, they provide a rescue, treatment and rehabilitation service for wildlife from all over Hampshire and surrounding counties. HART also gives professional advice to vets, the RSPCA and members of the public from all over the country. As well as providing talks and work experience opportunities for students.

Hart Wildlife Rescue


Cats Protection – Haslemere

Cats Protection Haslemere are just a short drive from Whitehill and Bordon and are passionate about finding loving, lasting homes for the cats in their care. There are many ways you can support them, from adopting a cat to sponsoring a cat or purchasing items from their Amazon Wishlist here.

Cats Protection Haslemere

Welcome to the Haslemere Adoption Centre Web Site (cats.org.uk)

April’s animal events in Prince Philip Park.

Toddler Tuesday – Paw Patrol

Tuesday 18th April
10:30am – 12noon
Tickets – Free
Aprils Toddler Tuesday morning is Paw Patrol themed! So if your little one is Chase crazy or Marshall mad you will not want to miss this next event!

Toddler Tuesday @ The Shed

Animal Antics on Parade Square

Thursday 13th April
10am – 4pm
Tickets – £5.00


This Easter holiday the Parade Square (across the road from The Shed) is going animal mad to celebrate Pet Appreciation in Whitehill & Bordon! We have Guinea pigs, rabbits, pygmy goats, lizards, snakes, pythons, bearded dragon, gecko and a tortoise…plus cockroaches, millipedes and an owl flying display to top it off!

Plus face painting, balloon modelling, Slush Truck, crafting, food, stalls and more!

Animal Antics @ Ticket

Pets at The Pavilion

Come along to Pet Appreciation Day at BOSC for a feast of fun with your best fur-end!

Your good boys and girls will be treated to pet friendly competitions and activities, gifts and treats from a variety of stallholders and live music! With all this and a kids zone and petting farm there will be something for everyone.

The day is set to be paw-some so be sure to come along with your family and four legged friends!

Pet Appreciation Event @ BOSC

101 Dalmatians @ Ticket Cinema

Saturday 22nd April
Tickets – £10 per car +booking fee

Ticket are celebrating pet appreciation in Whitehill & Bordon month with a special screening of 101 Dalmatians. Come along to watch this classic movie on the big screen for only £11.95 per car.

When a litter of Dalmatian puppies are abducted by the minions of Cruella De Vil, the owners must find them before she uses them for a diabolical fashion statement.

101 Dalmatians @ Ticket Cinema

 Puss in Boots @ Ticket Cinema

7th & 8th April
Tickets – £16 per car +booking fee

When Puss in Boots discovers that his passion for adventure has taken its toll and he has burned through eight of his nine lives, he launches an epic journey to restore them by finding the mythical Last Wish.

Book your tickets here.

Puss in Boots