REVIEW : Enslow Secure Dog Field, Kidlington

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Address

Enslow Farm, Kidlington, A4095

GPS

51.860359114985, -1.3032238917137

Telephone


Field Details

BDF Reviewed

Reactive Dog Friendly *

See notes regarding livestock

Fencing

6ft or 1.8m

Fencing notes

Deer style post and net with narrower gauge at the bottom increasing in size towards the top

Parking

Just outside field

Size

2 to 4 acres

Secure Online Booking

Buffer between customers

5 min

Fresh Water

Price

From £5 / 25 minutes

Buggy Accessible

Max Number Dogs

6

Type

PaddockActivities

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About This Field

Update: June 2023

The dog field is under new management so this review will be updated once a new visit has been made

Enslow Farm has a 2.5 acre secure dog field in a lovely position 12 miles north of central Oxford and 8 miles from Bicester to the west. The field has something for everyone with lots of play equipment at the top and plenty of space for running and chasing balls.

Access to The Field

This field is very easy access – located off a main road and well signposted outside with a wide vehicle access (most obvious are the ‘smokeless coal for sale’ signs). Follow the track up to the main farm buildings on the left. You can pull over to pay in the first yard where you will find a cabin and/ or the owners. Cash or card are accepted.

Once you’ve paid you will be directed to the field which is about 50 metres further on. As this field is not drive-in, we chose to reverse towards the gate for ease of getting the dogs in and out of the vehicle. This is currently hardcore which makes access relatively easy but there are plans to make this field drive in which will be an excellent addition.

As there is livestock on the farm, dogs will need to be on the lead between your vehicle and the field.

Field and Fencing

The fencing in this field is 6ft deer style fencing – see pictures. It’s got a smaller gauge at the bottom which will keep in all but the smallest of dogs and increases in aperture towards the top. If you have very small escape artists, you will need to be mindful here.

The field itself is approximately 2.5 acres but feels bigger as it slopes away towards a marshy area outside the far end of the field. It’s laid to grass and is a little muddy in areas (January visit) but far better than many fields at this time of year as it drains well.

At the top end nearest the entrance there are lots of obstacles and some agility equipment meaning that as well as a run about, there is lots of opportunity for playing and confidence building. The jumps are robust and adjustable for small dogs and there is a challenge to be found here for the biggest to the smallest.

There is fresh water available from a self filling trough and a picnic bench for the canine ‘carers’!

The field drops away a little from the flat top area which is a great exercise hill and makes Enslow dog field more interesting than a flat paddock. There are also nice views out over the countryside and the nearby canal.

Notes for Reactive Dog Owners:

This field has a boundary with livestock pasture. The animals in this field at the time we visited were completely disinterested in the dogs so if you are looking to work on livestock reactivity, this might be a good opportunity to train.

However, if you have livestock reactive dogs please consider this prior to booking.

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5 reviews for “REVIEW : Enslow Secure Dog Field, Kidlington

  1. Amy Cremmen

    I love Enslow Farm almost as much as my dog does! The field is really secure, with outstanding 360° views, and great equipment. There is a lot of space for dogs to run, and always a friendly face to welcome us in. Even further, the animals on site are healthy, inquisitive and a huge bonus to the farm! We love them (and their eggs!).

  2. Fiona

    Enslow farm is fantastic, very secure and large field, friendly staff and the agility toys are great too

  3. Sam

    As a local dog walker, this secure field is a fantastic facility to bring puppies and/or dogs with poor recall. The dogs love to play on/under/around the agility equipment, too!

    I’ve used it regularly throughout last winter and into this summer and cannot recommend it highly enough!

  4. Catherine

    I came along today with my Westie and our friends Collie. Such a great set up. So much space and activities for the dogs to play on. Really lovely views. Very clean and lots of fresh drinking water. Lovely to have the animals my dog liked looking at the pigs, goats and friendly donkey.
    A nice warm welcome from Ollie.
    Great value for money. Will definitely be returning

  5. Lucy Todd

    This was our first time and what a revelation! Well maintained with lots for our 10 month old Labrador to do and was lovely for both humans and dog. Stunning views and a picnic bench for those humans who have less energy than their dogs! We brought a coffee with us and watched our puppy explore then completely exhausted him teaching him to use the equipment. Totally stress free exercise for the dog resulting in a very quiet afternoon!

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