Pet day at Clarendon House

LOVE: Lynne Weeding with Mia the Moodle at Clarendon House, ahead of Sunday's pet  event for Valentine's Day. Picture: Phillip Biggs
LOVE: Lynne Weeding with Mia the Moodle at Clarendon House, ahead of Sunday's pet event for Valentine's Day. Picture: Phillip Biggs

Love will be in the air at one of Tasmania’s grandest rural estates this Sunday, with the inaugural pet day at Clarendon House. 

Event coordinator Jennie Staal said the historic property lent itself perfectly to hosting an animal friendly occasion – and just in time for Valentine’s Day. 

“There are so many events for people to celebrate the occasion, so we thought why not offer it for pets as well,” she said. 

“Being set on seven hectares, Clarendon House is very unique in that it is an animal friendly location. 

“I think a lot of people appreciate that.”

Located on the banks of the South Esk River, the three-storey Georgian house and surrounding parkland is considered one of the state’s most significant National Trust properties. 

Sunday’s event will run from 10am to 4pm and feature fun, food and entertainment for families and their pets, including dog agility and pet portraits.

Entry is by gold coin donation, with tours of the house available for $10.