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Secure, safe spaces in Alconbury & Bassingbourn to enjoy the countryside with your four legged friends!


Dogs have always been at Holly Lodge Farm; Jack Russells, Weimaraners, Cocker Spaniels, Border Terriers and now a Norfolk Terrier – Basil! We have lots of space and great walks on our doorstep, but with new puppies to train and bring up, we ventured to our local training classes and found that many people are frustrated with the lack of space where they can take their dogs off their leads and let them run free, hence Holly Lodge Dog Fields was born!

After 5 amazing years running our fields near Alconbury we are now expanding to new locations! First stop Bassingbourn, Low Farm SG8 5NT

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Secure Dog Paddocks

The paddocks at both our sites, Alconbury and Bassingbourn, provide areas where many different dogs can practice their training, feel safe and secure from other dogs or simply run free with the wind in their ears.

In order to provide all of our customers with the full amount of time that they have booked, we offer 1 hour sessions in the field. This hour includes a full 50 minutes of play time and 10 minutes at the end of the session for owners to clear up any toys, pick up after their dogs, and vacate the car park in time for the next customer. We ask this of our customers so that everybody has exclusive use of the paddocks.

Our Paddocks

The dog paddocks were created to provide safe spaces for dog owners to come and enjoy the countryside with their four-legged friends, without the worry of other dogs or people. The purpose-built fields are the perfect place to bond with your furry friends.

The paddocks are located on our farm just outside of Alconbury (PE28 5XZ), Cambridgeshire, and at Low Farm in Bassingbourn (SG8 5NT). Click the link below for our location.

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North Paddock

North Paddock is a secure three-acre field which offers a small wooded area, a large tree for plenty of shade in the summer months and lots of fun obstacles for training your dog.

We also have a big log pile and tyre stack for the pawfect snap of your pooch.

South Paddock

South Paddock is a secure six-acre field which offers a large, more open space for endless zoomies and running!

We have a large mound in the middle for beautiful 360° views of the Cambridgeshire Countryside.

South Paddock offers a great space for dogs that love to run free with their pals!

Bassingbourn Paddock

Our brand new paddock for 2022, Bassingbourn Paddock! This new four-acre secure field is a fantastic addition to North & South paddock. We are super excited for you to come and experience the same quality of paddock but in a new location, still in the beautiful Cambridgeshire countryside. Our post code is SG8 5NT.


Our paddocks contain the below added extras! We are open during daylight hours every day with seasonal variations!


Our paddocks have a base price of £10 per hour for up to 2 dogs plus £1 per additional dog - if you would like to book our paddocks for 10+ dogs please contact us. Dog Walkers, Trainers and Behaviourists - please contact us via email for business rates.


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After a busy weekend at Holly Lodge we wanted to let you all know that we are also expecting a very busy week with an event on in our training paddock (behind the cafe)

It means that our North Paddock will be noisier than normal…if you have a reactive dog or would like to have a quieter session please book our South Paddock

Please contact Emily if you wish to transfer a session to a different paddock

Thank you and Come on England! 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 ***Customer Notice***

The phone will not be able to be answered over the next 48 hours, please if you have any issues or questions send a text or email, these will be monitored as normal 

Thank you for your understanding 
Emily As glad as we are to see this beautiful weather it is very hot for all doggos at the moment ☀️

Please if you would like to rearrange your session due to the heat can you give us 24 hours notice, I will also be happy to move sessions to other times and dates 📆

Please be vigilant and think of your doggos first in the heat 🙏🏼❤️ After the last few weeks chasing our tails and not being able to keep on top of the grass growth in this crazy weather we called in the professionals!! 

Thank you @equineservices_ltd fantastic service and awesome job from Ben and Alex! 

We’re back to looking slick for all those furry friends! 🐶 *** Customer Notice ***

Please note that all refunds for bookings cancelled in the next 7 days will be processed week commencing 20th May 

Thank you 
Emily Lovely customers 

Please note that social sessions bookings will now all be done through Sammy’s Pet Poppins

If you’d like to book on to any of the social sessions please contact Sammy via her Facebook page or DM us for her mobile 👍🏼 Hey guys! 👋🏼 

Did you know that you can now subscribe to our mailing list for up to date info about our paddocks and any exciting news we have?! 

Just pop your email address in the gold and white box at the bottom of our booking page and click continue! Tongue out Tuesday! 👅😛😋

P.s Happy Birthday @dudleylab_reggie ❤️ Friends round Friday! 🥳 Sunny Sunday mornings 😍☀️ Tails in the wind 💨🍃🐕🐩 ***UDPDATE***
Issues resolved 🥳


Our text messaging system is currently down due to reasons out of our control. Please check your emails for the gate code or message Emily on 07980755932

Thank you 
Emily Social puppies!! 

A reminder that all of our fields are now open 7am-7pm!!

Now please can everyone pray for some sun?!☀️ Some gorgeous visitors to our Bassingbourn paddock this week! 

We are now fully booked over the Easter weekend, however GOOD NEWS!! From Monday we will be open till 8pm! 🥳🥳 Can you get more gorgeous?! 😍😍😍

📸 @dudleylab_reggie Gorgeous paws 🥰😍🐾 Field Update…

Ladies and Gents, please be reassured that we are very aware how wet it is at the moment! We have been chatting to other local dog field owners and it seems we are all in the same position ☔️🌧️

Please note that the moment the fields are dry enough to drive on, and in, we will be doing a lot of maintenance to get the paddocks back up to the standard we want them to be…the rain has very much challenged us this winter so far and I’m not sure it’s done yet, but have no fear we will be back and looking sparkling in no time! ✨

Thank you for bearing with us ❤️ 

For your information North paddock is much drier than South!! Bassingbourn is also much drier than South! Social Session fun! 

After listening to feedback from all of you with regard to our social sessions we have made the following changes…

Saturdays midday - this session will now be for small and medium breed dogs

Saturdays 1pm - this session will now be for large and Extra Large breed dogs

Look forward to seeing you! We are very lucky to have some talented photographers amongst our customers! 

Thank you Sammy! After much consultation with insurance and legal companies we are pleased to be able to announce our XL Bully Policy for all Holly Lodge Dog Field sites...

Dogs under The Dangerous Dogs Act (1991) must comply with the following in order to use our fields...

⭐️ You must provide us with your certificate of exemption and liability insurance certificates for your dog, please email these to at time of booking

⭐️ The dog MUST be neutered

⭐️ The dog MUST be micro chipped

⭐️ The dog MUST be kept on a lead and muzzled until inside the field and until the outer gate is auto-locked. The dog MUST be placed back on a lead and muzzled when returning to the car after a session

⭐️ We will operate a 1:1 dog to handler policy. One banned breed dog to one handler. All handlers MUST be over 16.

We will continue to support all owners of banned breeds as we recognise the importance of dogs being exercised properly, however we will be strict on the use of our fields in the interest of safety for all customers. Anyone found not to be following our rules will be banned from using the fields in future. 

Thank you 
Emily Monday boooop 👃🏻

Can someone turn the wind off now please?! 🙄 *** IMPORTANT NOTICE ***

Please be aware that there will be some changes in how the gate code is sent out from TONIGHT 

You will now receive the gate code via email and text. The SMS message will come up to 2 hours before your session. You will no longer receive a message the evening before your session.

Should you experience any issues please contact Emily in 07384812208

Thank you 🙂 The Loyal Labrador….always where they’re meant to be…or are they?! 

Don’t forget @hollylodgecafe opens again this weekend from tomorrow at 9am!! 

We look forward to welcoming you all back to a bright and fabulous 2024! 🥳 HAPPY NEW YEAR!

We are back with our social sessions!! Starting this Saturday 6th January!

To book the small and puppy sessions head to Facebook and contact Sammy via her page! You can also DM us to contact her directly 

For the medium and large session book via our website! Gorgeous…that’s all! 😍 Happy smiling doggos! 

Happy Monday, we hope you have a great week! 🐶 Happy hump day everyone! 👅 Social session updates! 

Social sessions will be held on Saturdays at midday and 1pm 👍🏼

Puppy & Small sessions will be run by Sammy’s Pet Poppins, please contact her via her Facebook page 

Medium & Large sessions will run as normal and booking is as it was before 🙂 Beautiful big Bear 😍😍😍 Notice for Customers…


Pleased west sensible footwear when visiting the fields today, the fields are wet and have some big puddles in them! 

Thank you 
Emily Treats?! 😍 Don’t forget our social sessions are now at a weekend! 

Book via our website 🥳 Tomorrow at midday!! 

Book via our website 🙂 Same same but different 🐶🐶 ***PUPPY SOCIAL NOTICE***

Due to the hot weather we are having we will be cancelling all social sessions for this weekend - puppy and large breed 

Apologies for the inconvenience ☀️ Head tilt 🐶🥺🐾 Gorgeous Finley testing out the bridge at our Bassingbourn paddock as a good lookout spot! 👀 Don’t tell anyone but borders are my favourite ❤️❤️❤️ 🐶🐶🐶🐶🐶🐶

Love this pic of these gorgeous guys and gals! If not slightly windswept! 😂💨

What our customers say

Photo of C G (CMG) C G (CMG)

Rating: 5 out of 5 3 weeks ago

“What a lovely place! Beautiful area and scenic. Great for friends and families. Very much kid and dog friendly! The food was delicious and tasted fresh. Their desserts looked amazing, wished i tried them! Many next time. Very nice people and great customer service. I recommend for sure!”

Photo of Terry Dickerson Terry Dickerson

Rating: 4 out of 5 a month ago

“This is a review of the cafe only, I didn't use the 🐕 field. I 🚴🏽‍♂️ there with a group of other cyclists. The cafe is set in a new, bright, clean building. Plenty of room inside and a lot outside. There was an area with 🚴🏽‍♂️racks 👍. The toilets were modern and clean. I was left with a good impression as I approached the counter, there were plenty of scrumptious looking 🍰🎂 and savoury vittles. I did have difficulty in choosing. The staff were friendly, helpful and they took the order quickly and efficiently. Our food and drinks were delivered quickly and all of the orders in the group that I was in were correct 👍. The ☕ was good and my 🍰 was delicious, Indeed, I bought a second one to take home for my wife (I hope she doesn't want it😁). The 💵 were also very reasonable. So 💯 for the cafe. The only reason I've given it to four stars is that it's in a very remote location. However, it is worth the diversion.”

Photo of Jp Russek Jp Russek

Rating: 4 out of 5 5 months ago

“Nice tucked away remote cafe. It's very very dog friendly , we dont have one and was fine regardless. Also know this is a popular stopping point for cyclists. The cafe itself is nice if slightly small inside but smart huge outside areas when warm enough. The counter service was efficient and friendly, coffee fine and good to see a few vegan options (soup and a hotpot on my sunday visit) so good to see. Would return”

Photo of Jon Wilson Jon Wilson

Rating: 5 out of 5 2 months ago

“Our dogs have a great time with their friends here. Secure fencing all round and double gates with a vestibule. Note that real escape artists could probably get over the fence: it’s probably 1.5m high or so.”

Overall rating: 4.8 out of 5 Read all reviews (262)