DOG lovers are being invited to the country’s biggest canine festival as it returns across the border for Easter Bank Holiday weekend.

Organisers for the All About Dogs Show are hoping residents from around Harwich and Manningtree will head over to Suffolk for a weekend of canine fun.

The annual event which celebrates man’s best friend is being held at Trinity Park, in Ipswich on Sunday, April 1, and Monday, April 2.

Now in its eighth year, the show will be back with dog show classes, world class arena displays, and have-a-go activities.

The show will also be welcoming Britain’s Got Talent 2016 finalists Lucy Heath and her dog Trip Hazard.

Matt Upson, director of All About Dogs said: “The festivals’ popularity is growing every year and we are always looking at new ways to entertain and delight our visitors.

“We see the shows as really fun family events and, of course, that definitely includes the doggy family members.

“Our aim is to deliver a spectacular, feel good day out for both our two and four legged visitors and to offer them something unique they wouldn’t get at a traditional dog show event.”

Visitors will also be able to meet different breeds of dogs and be taught about their individual characteristics and speak to a host of rescue centre, charity and club volunteers who will be on hand to answer questions.

The event is open for all ages and there will be a children’s fun zone with inflatables and fairground rides.

Doors open at 9.30am and close at 5pm - and parking is free.

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