Travelling to the UK

Pet travel information can be found on the Kennel Club website



A list of airports and airlines which allow pets can be found on the government website


Eurotunnel Directions

3 hours and 15 minutes from Folkestone Eurotunnel to Rutland Showground


Drive to Rutland: Road Directions

Rutland Showground, Burley Park Way, Oakham LE15 6US

You can drive to Rutland easily via main A roads and easy to follow motorway routes. If you’re travelling by car, Rutland lies just off the A1, roughly halfway between London and York.  The A47, from Leicester to Peterborough, also passes through the county allowing for easy access to either city.

Arriving in Rutland by Train

Oakham, the county town of Rutland, has its own railway station providing visitors with excellent rail connections to the rest of the country.  Rail services are run by East Midlands Trains with connections to Oakham available from Peterborough, Leicester, Nottingham and beyond. Oakham train station is 4 mins drive from the showground.

Pet Travel

Information regarding pets travelling into the UK can be found on the government website


If you require vet witnessing of treatment please email to book this in.


Please see below a list of recommended hotel close to Rutland Showground:

Barnsdale Lodge Oakham
Stapleford Park Oakham
Redwings Lodge
Premier Inn – Melton Mowbray
Whipper Inn Oakham
Bee Cottage Rutland will have alternative suggestions
Alternatively you can contact to help with your travel arrangements (travel & hotel).
Please note booking fees/credit card fees apply.


Camping is available on site at the event. Each individual can book camping through First Place Processing. Please ensure that you put the same camping group name if you wish to camp with a specific country or person. There are two fees for camping, €145 for camping with electric (Tuesday-Monday) or €87 for camping without electric (Tuesday-Monday).

All camping spots will have the following:

• All spots are 10 x 8 meters for one caravan/car/mobile home or multiple tents (you must stay in your allocated space)
• Camping field is next door to the competition ring field
• Camping on grass
• Exercise areas nearby for your dogs


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