Our brilliant after dark Christmas dog walks are back this December. Taking place at three Forestry England sites, you’ll get to see the forest as never before and raise money for vulnerable pets.

Setting off at sunset, follow our festive five kilometre glow in the dark trail. Meet Santa, enjoy carol singers hidden en route and spot the seasonal decorations hanging from trees strung with fairy lights. 

Each event is beautifully unique and is a great evening out for all ages, two or four legged!

Last year’s Bark in the Dark at Christmas events all sold out, so don’t miss out this year.

See below for full dates and locations and click through for tickets and more!

Our 2019 Events


Saturday 21 December, Thetford Forest

Saturday 14 December, Sherwood Pines


Are there minimum age requirements?

A child (16 & under) cannot take part without an adult.

What about parking?

Parking is not included in the ticket price. There will be pay & display machines taking cash only to purchase tickets from.

Thetford Forest will have a set rate of £3 per vehicle on the night.

What should I bring into the event?

All participants must be in possession of:

  • A torch, preferably a head torch 
  • A light up collar or tag if bringing a dog
  • A lead for your dog to wear on site at all times during the event
  • Cash, for the pay & display machines
  • Ticket (printed or on your mobile)

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please direct all enquiries to [email protected]

Volunteer at Bark in the Dark

Our Bark in the Dark at Christmas walks are great fun and raise lots of money for pets in need. But we wouldn’t be able to make them what they are without our fab volunteers.

If you can help us with the smooth running of one of this year’s events we’d love to hear from you. You could end up helping to register walkers, putting up route markers or making sure everyone gets back to the start safely.

However you help out you’ll get to see loads of smiling faces, meet new friends (human and doggy!) and get into the Christmas spirit knowing you’re making a difference to pets in need.

To find out more about becoming a volunteer at Bark in the Dark at Christmas simply complete your details here.