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UK / South West / Somerset

The Summer Experience at The Golden Retriever Experience

Unit 4C, Hawksworth Road, Minehead, TA24 5BZ

17th April - 29th September

Have a personal encounter with a pack of trained Golden Retrievers at our outdoor experience!

Play fetch with a pack of friendly dogs
For those who don’t/can’t own a dog, The GRE gives you the opportunity to have a couple of hours of dog-filled fun; from doggy cuddles to playing fetch.

Experience the Joys of Owning a Dog
If you’ve been considering dog ownership, why not find out what it’s really like with us before making that big commitment.

Overcome Your Fear of Dogs
GRs are famous for being one of the most gentle and intelligent breeds! That’s why we entrust them to resolve your fear of dogs within our specially controlled environment.

Pet Bereavement
Have you lost a pet or loved one recently? Or know someone who has? Many people who are bereaving find it very therapeutic coming to The GRE because they are reminded of the joys of having had their pet and receive the healing love and attention they’ve been missing.

Please Note

  • 2 hours is the minimum session we offer to give enough time for the Basic Experience.
  • If you want to visit us for more than 2 hours, why not visit a 2 hour session twice!
  • This experience is completely indoors due to weather being cold, wet and muddy.
  • The Winter Experience is at a different location to the Summer Experience, please do not follow the address on Google Maps if you’re visiting the Winter Experience. Our full address will be given in your confirmation email once a booking is made.

Wear something you don't mind getting dirty and hairy. The perfect outfit is jeans or tracksuit bottoms with trainers and a t-shirt/hoodie/sweater. We don't recommend wearing white or anything expensive. A spare change of clothes is a great idea if you want to go for something to eat after your experience. If you don't get dirty here you haven't had enough fun!

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Opening Times

Wednesday - Sunday

10.00 - 18.00


Adult 2-Hour Session (18+ years old)


Student/Youth 2-Hour Session (13 - 17 and 18+ with University Student Card. No Student Discount Cards if you aren't a student please!)


Senior 2-Hour Session (66+ Years Old)


Child 2-Hour Session (2 - 12 Years Old)


Military Personnel & Partners 2-Hour Session (Military Personnel & Partners 2-Hour Session)


Infant 2-Hour Session (Under 2 Years Old)



Car Parking

Disabled Access


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The Golden Retriever Experience

The Golden Retriever Experience Ltd (The GRE) is a family-run attraction in West Somerset that gives the unique opportunity for guests to have a personal encounter with a pack of trained Golden Retrievers!

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