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The Golden Retriever Experience allows dog lovers to cuddle up to countless dogs

A pawsome staycation! Somerset tourist attraction that lets dog fans pay to play with golden retrievers say they’re now so booked up after TikTok star’s video they’ve opened a campsite

  • Golden Retriever Experience, in Minehead, Somerset, perfect dog lover day out  
  • Visitors can spend day cuddling and playing with a pack of affectionate dogs
  • Their prices range from £60 for two hours to £180 for 6 hours sessions
  • Fans can also decide to pull an all nighter and stay overnight with the animals 

A Somerset tourist attraction that lets dog lovers spend time petting and playing with dozens of its golden retrievers will now let tourists stay overnight – after a TikTok video of the cute dogs went viral.  

The Golden Retriever Experience, located in Minehead, Somerset, charges £60 for a two-hour session and lets dog lovers play, cuddle and feed the friendly retrievers, which also includes adorable puppies.  

Longer stays, including six-hour sessions for £180 and all-night stays are now also available for those who simply can’t tear themselves away from the gorgeous golden-haired dogs.

The Golden Retriever Experience – GRE – located in Minehead, Somerset, allows dog lovers to pay for sessions and overnight stays to play, cuddle and feed a pack of friendly retrievers, which also includes adorable puppies (pictured)

Holiday with goldies: People that book an overnight stay can camp on site, are treated to dinner and breakfast, and can spend their day playing with the dogs

Holiday with goldies: People that book an overnight stay can camp on site, are treated to dinner and breakfast, and can spend their day playing with the dogs 

Business has blown up after TikTok user Tilly Washer recommended people visit the centre after going there with her partner to mark their anniversary. 

Her video, showing dozens of retrievers frolicking in the grass, has gone viral, reaching more than 4 million views on the video-based social media platform. 

In the video, which Tilly dubbed ‘the best day ever’, the dogs are seen running and playing around in the field. They appear hugely receptive to cuddles and pats. 

Envious dog lovers said they’d never leave the field if they made it there, and the company has said on their website that they are now experiencing ‘an exceptionally high amount of enquiries’ since re-opening to the public on April 12. 

Visitors can play and cuddle with dozens of golden retrievers (pictured) with a two-hour play session costing £60 per adult

Visitors can play and cuddle with dozens of golden retrievers (pictured) with a two-hour play session costing £60 per adult 

The Golden Retriever Experience said on their website all their dogs (pictured) are well-behaved and affectionate

The Golden Retriever Experience said on their website all their dogs (pictured) are well-behaved and affectionate 

The dog-friendly centre opened ten years ago, and was founded by Nicolas Grant St-James, who wanted to invite people to ‘join our incredible pack of goldies for some much-needed doggy cuddles.’ 

The website adds that the dogs are ‘impeccably trained and endlessly affectionate,’ perfect for dog lovers who don’t own their own pets. 

A basic two-hour long session will set adults back £60, seniors £50, and will cost £30 for children – but is free for children under two.  

Visitors can book overnight stays, with camping in a nearby field and breakfast available too

Visitors can book overnight stays, with camping in a nearby field and breakfast available too

A smiling goldie in Somerset. During a three hour-long visit, guests can also walk the dogs

A smiling goldie in Somerset. During a three hour-long visit, guests can also walk the dogs

Each longer session brings more perks. During a three-hour long session, which costs £90 per adult, visitors can walk a dog of their choosing off-lead. 

During a four-hour session, which goes for £120 per adult, visitors can have the walk, as well as a camp-fire and barbecue with friends. 

During a four-hour long visit, guests can walk a dog, and are treated to a campfire night and BBQ meal (pictured: a happy guest visitors surrounded by dogs)

During a four-hour long visit, guests can walk a dog, and are treated to a campfire night and BBQ meal (pictured: a happy guest visitors surrounded by dogs)

Would you go there? Dozens of happy Golden Retrievers pictured expecting their next guest in Somerset

Would you go there? Dozens of happy Golden Retrievers pictured expecting their next guest in Somerset 

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