Fun Days

Fun days are an important part of the Golden Retriever Club's calendar.  They provide an important opportunity for the dogs to meet each other and socialise freely, while their families enjoy the company of like-minded folk.  Golden owners generally love to talk about their dogs, and are happy to share their experiences and knowledge.  Anyone who is interested in or owns a Golden Retriever is invited to participate in the activities of the day.  Many friendships, both canine and human, begin through club activities such as fun days.

While the frequency varies from year to year, the Club endeavours to hold about six fun days each year.  Beach outings are always a favourite, as our dogs love nothing more than a romp in the water with their friends, while other events focus on various aspects of life with a Golden Retriever.  This might be a particular sport or activity, such as obedience, retrieving or conformation showing, all conducted in a relaxed, non-competitive atmosphere.  Information sessions on topics such as grooming or first aid, often with hands-on participation, also feature in the program.  Whatever the activity, there is always off-leash time for the dogs.

Fun days are also an ideal opportunity for people who are interested in adding a Golden to their family to learn more about the breed, and to see first hand the best aspects of the Golden's temperament and behaviour when in the company of others.

To see photographs from fun days from 2013 onwards, visit our Facebook page.  All fun days are advertised on the Home Page, on Facebook, and in the Club newsletter, The Golden Era.  Flyers are also emailed or posted to members approximately one month beforehand.

2017 Fun Day Program

The dates for this year's fun days are:        

January 29
February 26

April 2
May 14
including an Obedience workshop
August 13 – Winter Walk
in the Forest
September 17
including a Grooming workshop
November 12
December 10

Further details will be added to this page as plans are settled, and of course Club Members will receive a flyer by email or post or several weeks in advance of each event.   Please join us when you can to make 2017 another successful year in the Golden social calendar.

August Fun Day - Winter Walk in the Forest

Sunday, 13 August 2017, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Chalks Campground and Picnic Area, Forreston Road
Mount Crawford Forest Reserve

Click here for flyer
It's time for our annual Winter Walk, complete with campfire and sausage sizzle. Bring all your picnic gear, camp chairs, walking shoes, beverages for yourselves and fresh water for your dogs. If you have a camp table or a gazebo we could use, please bring them along
We'll supply the sausages and sweets; you may wish to bring along a salad or nibbles to share – anyone for marshmallows to toast on the fire?
Please note, dogs must be on lead at all times in the picnic area, and on the trail, as there are kangaroos and other wildlife in the area.
For Mount Crawford Forest visitor information, visit the Forestry SA website ( and download the brochure.
In case of poor weather, plans may change. If in doubt, check our FaceBook page or send a text to 0403159990 on the morning.


Check out our Fun Days photo albums on Facebook

2011 Fun Day at the Beach

2010 Fun Day

2006 Winter Wonderland Fun Day

2005 Tri-Wizard Try Day

2005 Christmas Fun Day





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