As the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee approaches, many of us will be planning our celebrations and perhaps marking the occasions with our best furry friends in tow. We all know how much Her Majesty The Queen loves dogs, so it’s only fitting that we include our pups in the Jubilee fun!
From doggy tea parties to hound holidays, here are a few ideas for celebrating the Jubilee with your canine companion…
Throw a doggy tea party
There’s nothing more quintessentially English and regal than an Afternoon Tea – so why not get your doggy involved, too! To organise a dog-friendly tea party, you need a few things, such as:
A dog-friendly venue
When choosing your Jubilee tea party venue, you can either opt to host it in your own home, a family or friends’ place, or if you’re really wanting to make the most of the occasion, you could book a dog-friendly party house – perfect for the whole pack! If you choose to book a pooch party pad for the Jubilee bank holiday weekend, you’ll also be able to enjoy a fabulous short break away with your family, friends, and furry plus ones. What better way to celebrate this special event than with a lovely dog-friendly escape with the ones you love! Sniff out our full collection of pet-friendly properties that are perfect for large groups
Dog-friendly cakes & biscuits
Even though your pup may not be able to indulge in a cream tea or munch on a few sarnies, there are plenty of dog-friendly alternatives that you can make for your hungry hound to make them feel involved. Here are a few of our favourite recipes:
1 cup of grated carrot
3 tablespoons of vegetable oil
3 tablespoons of peanut butter
1 cup of self-raising flour
2 tablespoons of oats or oatmeal
Mix the whole lot together, adjusting the consistency to what you’d expect when making a sponge cake.
Simply add a little more oil if too dry or flour if too loose.
Bake at 180 degrees for 15-20 minutes.
Cool when done, ready for the icing!
For the icing:
Greek yoghurt – Mix equal quantities of peanut butter and Greek yoghurt and smear over the cakes. – Decorate with a few little doggie biscuits for an extra treat!
Delicious Dog Bone
¾ cup hot water
⅓ cup margarine
½ cup powdered milk
1 egg beaten
3 cups whole wheat flour
In a large bowl, pour water over the margarine
Stir in powdered milk, salt and egg. Add flour, ½ cup at a time.
Knead for a few minutes to form a stiff dough
Pat or roll to ½ inch thickness
Cut into bone shapes
Bake for 50 minutes at around 160 degrees.
Canine Carrot cake
1/2 cup of rice flour (or any flour your dog can digest)
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 medium carrots (grated)
3 tablespoons of honey
1/2 cup of olive oil
For the icing:
1/2 cup of peanut butter
Combine the eggs, oil and honey. Mix until smooth.
Add the flour and the baking soda to the smooth mixture and mix together – the mixture should be thick.
Gradually add the grated carrots until combined together well. Note that too much carrot makes the mixture runny and it won’t rise properly.
Place the mixture in a bread tin which you have already lined with baking paper. Bake for about 15-20 minutes on 180 degrees.
Once cooked place in the fridge for few minutes to let it cool down.
Cut into bone shape (optional) and spread the peanut butter on top.
Dogstival is the ultimate canine a fantastic dog-friendly festival for canines and dog lovers, held at the Broadlands Estate in Hampshire. Expect amazing arena displays, fun doggy activities, food, drink and much more. This year’s celebrations are bound to be extra special! You can get your ticket to the show at dogstival.co.uk
The bank holiday weekend means more time for walkies, and where better to take your hound for a stroll than the Royal Parks? Here’s a list of each of the parks, all of which make for wonderful dog walks:
The Regent’s Park & Primrose Hill
St Jame’s Park & The Green Park
You could also take a walk through one of the stunning National Trust locations, of which Her Majesty The Queen, herself, used to be president! Head over to the National Trust website to find the best places for dog walking, from wild woodlands to spectacularly scenic routes that you and your four-legged friend will love.
Book a dog-friendly weekend escape 🧳
It’s not too late to book a hound holiday for the Jubilee Bank Holiday weekend! Fetch our last-minute deals on luxury pet-friendly hotels throughout the UK and celebrate the Platinum Jubilee in style…