Dog lovers. We know them- we love them! We’re keen to go on walks with them and their furry friend. We're happy to have our Whatsapp chats filled with pictures of their adorable new puppy. So with Christmas just around the corner, you know that gifting them a dog-related present will be sure to make them happy! But what do you get for them, beyond the usual dog treat jar or personalised pet portrait?
The good news? Yuup is home to some amazing dog-related or dog-friendly gift experiences that will be sure to tick all their boxes this Christmas.
Have they ever taken their pooch to a wine and cheese night? How about a crafting workshop with afternoon tea? Gifting a unique experience for the two of them to enjoy together, means that nobody has to miss out on creating amazing memories and that much-needed quality time.
So whether your lucky loved one has a cocker spaniel to spoil or a little pug to treat, there’s plenty of pawsome experiences for dog lovers that will be sure to set tails wagging.
Below is a closer look at the top experience gifts for dog lovers in Bristol, Bath and Birmingham this Christmas 2022.
I've split the experiences into sections, so you will find experiences in the South West from numbers 1 to 5, and for the Midlands from 6-9:
- Give them the gift of puppy yoga
- Take them to a dog-friendly board games or Dungeons & Dragons night
- Gift them and their dog a wine and cheese pairing experience
- Enjoy an exciting treasure hunt around Bath
- Relax with a crafting workshop and afternoon tea
- Take them to a comedy night with food at Hockley Social Club
- Gift them a dog-friendly craft beer-tasting flight
- Keep their dog entertained with a private dog training session
- Discover Birmingham's history with a dog-friendly walking tour
1. Give them a puppy yoga experience - Bristol
Puppies and yoga? What could be better?!
In this experience, your lucky loved one will be striking their best downward dog alongside some special furry friends. They'll be having a stretch, relaxing and building strength, all while getting to cuddle some seriously cute puppies. This one definitely ticks all the gifts for dog lover boxes!
All puppies for this experience have been responsibly selected. They're either happy accidents or are a first litter where the mums are family pets and aren't kept to be bred. You'll be helping these pups socialise before they go to their forever homes. Cute!
🧘♀️ Puppy yoga experience: £34 per person
2. Take them to a dog-friendly board games night - Bristol
Do they love a bit of competitive fun? Maybe they often talk about their dog being top of the leaderboard at puppy class? Then satisfy their thirst for competition at a dog-friendly board games and cocktails night!
In this experience, you will both be relaxing and catching up over a delicious cocktail at a board games cafe. With hundreds of fun and quirky games to choose from, there will be something for everyone to get their teeth (or fangs!) stuck into.
Or how about a night of Dungeons and Dragons at an independent gin distillery? You'll be entering a fantasy world, sipping on artisan gin and having fun with the doggo in tow. Nice!
🎲 Board games and cocktails at Replay: £22 for 2 people
👹 Dungeons & Dragons at Bristol Gin: £15 per person
3. Dog-friendly wine and cheese tasting - Bristol
Delicious cheese. Fragrant wines. A dog on your lap. Cosy and intimate surroundings of an indie wine bar! This dog-friendly cheese and wine-tasting experience is perfect for the dog owner who loves to keep things classy.
In this experience, they will be treated to an amazing selection of artisan and sustainable wines, all chosen by an expert sommelier. They'll be learning fascinating facts about the flavour profiles and terroir where the wine is made, all while sampling tasty local cheeses, perfectly paired to bring out the flavours of the wine.
Want to enjoy all the glamour of wine tasting without blowing the budget? KASK also do dog-friendly and wallet-friendly wine-tasting evenings! Each artisan wine is charged at £5 by the glass, so not only will you learn about the world of wine, but you'll also decide how much you spend. Cheers to that!
🧀 Wine and cheese tasting at KASK: £25 per person
🍷 Wallet-friendly wine tasting at KASK: £5 per person
4. Go with them on a treasure hunt around Bath - Bath
Want to shake up your usual walkies date with your friend and their dog? Then take them on a treasure hunt around Bath!
In this experience, they will be walking around the beautiful city, solving puzzles, and unlocking clues and riddles in order to find lost treasure. This one is great for anyone looking to take their dog for a walk, while discovering Bath in a whole new light.
Have a go at solving clues as you uncover fascinating stories, histories and mysteries about one of the UK's best-known world heritage sites. Cap off the perfect day with a stop at a Bridgerton cafe. Because why not?!
🏴☠️ Treasure hunt around Bath: £30 for 2 people
5. Take them for crafting and afternoon tea - Bristol
Tasty sweet treats. Delicious teas. Homemade cakes! This dog-friendly afternoon tea and crafting experience is the perfect way to put a twist on your usual coffee and a cake meet-up date.
In this experience, you will be getting creative with a relaxing craft, all while being treated to an amazing afternoon tea spread on cute vintage china.
From needle felting, pom-pom making, pebble painting and more, there's plenty of crafts to choose from. Come along, have a chat, a catch-up and a giggle over what you can create!
🫖 Farahway's Crafternoon Tea experience: £42 per person
6. Take them to a comedy night with food at Hockley Social Club - Birmingham
Belly Laughs is a city-wide comedy festival with surprise pop-up comedy acts. Each night, you can visit one of Birmingham's amazing food and drinks venues for an evening of amazing live comedy and delicious food. The best part? The festival is all in aid of SIFA Fireside, a homelessness charity.
For Belly Laughs at Hockley Social Club on Thursday, January 19, your loved one can take their favourite furry friend along for the giggles! There's a main meal token included in the ticket and a mouth-watering selection of pop-up eateries to choose from. Sit down, tuck in and enjoy.
🐶 Belly Laughs comedy night at Hockley Social Club: £25.50 per person
7. Craft beer tasting at an independent brewery - Birmingham
Digbeth is famous for being Birmingham's quirkiest and most creative corner. And this dog-friendly beer-tasting experience at an indie brewery is the perfect way to enjoy it.
At this experience, your loved one will be settling down for a tasting session of 3 tasty craft beers. Relax, catch up and hear fascinating facts about the brewing process, all while tucking into some delicious halloumi fries or chicken wings. Just don't forget the dog treats too!
🍺 Beer tasting at Halton Turner taproom: £12 per person
8. Private dog training sessions with a canine expert
Is your loved one a keen dog trainer, always showing off what their dog has recently learned? Or is their little friend an adorable nightmare?
Either way, this private dog training session is sure to tick their dog-loving boxes! In this experience, they will be taking their dog along to a professional canine trainer, who knows a thing or two about how to teach an old dog new tricks!
Unique and a lot of fun, this experience is the perfect way to treat them both to an unforgettable day out together.
🐕 Private dog training experience: £60 per person
9. Take them for a walking tour of the city centre - Birmingham
If your dog-lover is also a keen history nut, then this one is for them!
On this dog-friendly walking tour, they'll be uncovering Birmingham's fascinating history. They can take their dog along for the exercise, as they discover amazing stories about how Birmingham transformed from a small market town into the UK's second-largest metropolis.
And at £14 per person, you can always round the day off with a nice coffee or a pint. Lovely!
🚶Birmingham city centre walking tour: £14 per person