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Popular Dog Friendly Weekend Breaks

If you’re looking for a quick weekend away with your four-legged friend, you’ve come to the right place. Explore over 500 of the best dog friendly getaways in the UK. From cosy holiday accommodation nearby to unique and quirky stays perfect for dogs, we’ve got you covered.

Pet Friendly Breaks Near You

Never leave your furry friends behind with a selection of perfect dog-friendly holidays and self catering weekend breaks, all ready to welcome Fido.

11 Stunning Locations for Your Four-Legged Friend

Explore our favourite holiday destinations for your next pet-friendly weekend. Let us guide you through the best weekend breaks with dogs near you.

Lake District

Experience the Lakes with your four-legged friend, exploring Scafell Pike, strolling around Derwentwater, and wandering through Grizedale Forest. Visit attractions like Muncaster Castle and the Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway for a brilliant day out.


Let the allure of Yorkshire’s scenic Whitby coastlines, charming Hebden Bridge, and breathtaking Yorkshire Dales draw in dog lovers everywhere. Explore dog-friendly spots like Fountains Abbey, Bolton Abbey, and the stunning Malham Cove alongside your four-legged companion.


Embrace Wales’ dramatic landscapes with your dog, from the peaks of Snowdonia to the golden sands of Rhossili Bay. Immerse Welsh culture at the dog-friendly Conwy Castle or enjoy scenic walks along the Pembrokeshire Coast Path.


Norfolk boasts the picturesque town of Wells-next-the-Sea, the iconic Broads National Park, and delightful strolls along Bacton Woods. Discover the area’s stunning scenery, landscapes and fascinating history.


Discover the majestic Highlands, rugged coastline, and charming towns of Scotland as you and your canine companion embark on a travel adventure. Traverse dog-friendly trails in Cairngorms National Park, wander through picturesque St. Andrews, and roam the historic grounds of Melrose Abbey.


Venture to Northumberland with your furry friend and uncover the captivating Bamburgh Beach and the delightful Plessey Woods Country Park for woodland escapades. Explore Cragside, a dog-friendly estate with gardens and trails, or visit Holy Island, with its rich history and causeway adventure.


Unwind in Devon with your dog, exploring Woolacombe’s sandy beaches, the wild terrain of Dartmoor, and the charming village of Clovelly. Visit attractions like the South Devon Railway or take coastal walks on the South West Coast Path.


One of the most dog friendly places in England. Experience bewitching coastlines, St Ives’ charm, and the historic Tintagel Castle. Enjoy sandy beaches like Gwithian Towans and visit attractions like the Eden Project or Minack Theatre.


Indulge in the picturesque Cotswolds with your canine, enjoying rolling hills, Bourton-on-the-Water, and the enchanting Broadway Tower. Enjoy scenic walks like the Cotswold Way and explore activities like Batsford Arboretum and Sudeley Castle.

Peak District

Dive into the Peak District with your dog, from Castleton’s caverns to the Monsal Trail and Chatsworth House’s inviting gardens. Discover the region’s rugged beauty and huge list of attractions with your canine friend.


Shropshire’s lovely Ludlow, historic Ironbridge Gorge, and picturesque Carding Mill Valley walk make it a haven for dog enthusiasts. Experience the region’s natural beauty and rich history within walking distance.

Featured Dog-Friendly Accommodation

Never leave your furry friends behind with a collection of perfect dog-friendly short breaks, all ready to welcome Fido.

Cottage Breaks

Ready for a pawsome dog-friendly short break? Picture you and your furry pal enjoying a charming retreat in the UK’s most picturesque spots. With so many top-notch family friendly holiday cottage rentals across England and beyond, you’ll easily find the perfect place for a relaxing 3-night escape or longer.

These delightful stays cater to your four-legged companion’s needs, often featuring secure gardens for safe play. From quaint villages to stunning coastal locations, you’ll enjoy a great experience without a holiday park’s restrictions. 

Luxury Log Cabins

Are you craving one-of-a-kind dog-friendly places? Search log cabin retreats across stunning locations in the UK! These enchanting Scandinavian wooden cabins offer a unique experience away from the hustle and bustle.

In woodlands and sprawling forest countryside, your dogs will adore these escapes as much as you do. Enjoy affordable stays amidst Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and National Parks. Opt for total seclusion, and delight in scenic picnics, and leisurely woodland walks

Hot Tub Cottages

Hot Tub Breaks

Ready for a luxurious pet-welcoming retreat? Experience pet-friendly UK getaways with a private hot tub – the ultimate dog-friendly getaway! But act fast. These sought-after hideaways are in high demand.

Fill your days with adventure in nearby towns, relaxing at the nearby village pub, or strolling with your four-legged friend. When evening falls, unwind in a warm, bubbling Jacuzzi under the starry sky while your dog rests nearby. Embrace a unique blend of excitement and relaxation.

Beach Holidays

What about a rejuvenating dog-friendly short break by the sea? Dive into a collection of carefree beach holidays and coastal cottages allowing your furry buddy fun times in the waves.

Our chosen coastal breaks cater to human and canine guests, ensuring a comfortable and enjoyable getaway by the sea. Conveniently located near outdoor activities and local attractions, you’ll create lasting memories exploring the seaside together. Uncover our handpicked beachside holiday properties near scenic sandy shores, forests, and lakes.

Caravan Holidays

Fancy a laid-back pooch-perfect weekend? Why not try caravan holidays across the UK, where your family and dogs can unwind and set tails wagging?

Caravan park resorts across the country, from Scotland to Cornwall and North Wales to the Isle of Wight, are thoughtfully designed to blend seamlessly with their surroundings. Enjoy woodland walks, riverside cycling, or beach frolics in stunning regions. These parks also offer on-site facilities like dog friendly pubs and play areas, making your mini break as stress-free as possible. 

Glamping Escapes

Looking for something different for your next tail-wagging trip? How about glamping? This stylish and affordable alternative to traditional dog friendly nights away offers couples and small families an exciting pet-friendly getaway.

Nestled within idyllic woodlands, beautiful safari tents and shepherd’s huts boast stunning views and peaceful surroundings. Luxury camping provides a unique escape and fantastic value compared to other choices. Delight in being close to nature with all the essentials you need for a distinct short break with dogs allowed.

Dog Friendly Airbnb's

For the perfect canine-friendly getaway? Consider Airbnb, a superb platform that connects hosts and travellers, ensuring a tailored pet-friendly holiday experience.

Discover unique, dog-friendly Airbnbs around the UK. There great if you have two dogs or more. There are plenty of holiday homes for 2 or 3 dogs so the whole pack can go. 

With a never-ending list of pet friendly properties, from holiday cottages to delightful chalets, Airbnb makes it easy to find your ideal weekend getaway with dogs. Property owners showcase their rentals to millions of potential guests

Pawsome Hotels

More hotels than ever are welcoming our four-legged friends, making them a fantastic option for a romantic getaway or family trip with your canine companion.

From captivating Cumbria to the breathtaking Loch Lomond, hotels open doors to well-behaved pets. Imagine meeting a golden retriever in the lift or a cockapoo at breakfast – delightful!

Explore vibrant cities like Manchester, Liverpool, or London, where dog-friendly hotels make urban adventures possible. Embrace this classic accommodation choice for your next dog-friendly break!

Pet Friendly Destinations

Discover the best dog friendly destinations across the UK with our canine-friendly guides.

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About Us

At Dog Friendly Getaways, we combine our love for dogs and popular holidays to help you find the perfect retreat for you and your canine companion. Our dedicated team of fanatical dog lovers, based in the North East of England, is passionate about ensuring your furry friends are included in your family nights away.

We provide tips, property suggestions, and guidance on UK holiday destinations, activities, and dog-friendly dining options. Join our growing community and only take a trip with your best pal again.

Tips for Planning a Dog-Friendly Short Break

On a Budget

  1. Look for affordable dog friendly accommodation: From cosy B&Bs to dog-welcoming hostels, there’s something to suit every wallet. Scour websites like Airbnb for hidden gems and special deals.
  2. Embrace free and low-cost activities: Enjoy long strolls in canine-friendly parks, explore charming villages, play fetch on the beach, or snuggle up by a campfire.
  3. Save on food: Opt for picnics in the park or prepare simple meals in your accommodation to save money.
  4. Make use of public transport deals: Take advantage of discounted tickets, group savings, or dog-friendly travel passes.
  5. Check out last-minute deals and off-peak rates: You might find a fantastic bargain for a luxurious experience at a fraction of the cost.
  6. Be spontaneous: Sometimes, packing your bags and heading off on a whim can lead to the best trips.
  7. Visit dog-friendly museums and galleries: Soak up some culture with your canine companion without spending a fortune. Just remember to call ahead and double-check the pet policy.
  8. Explore the great outdoors: The UK boasts an abundance of breathtaking walks and hikes that are dog-friendly and completely free. Pack a picnic, grab a map, and set off on your next adventure together.
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Luxury Holidays with Dogs

  1. Research high-end holiday homes: Search for luxury hotels, boutique lodges, or upscale holiday homes that will welcome dogs and offer premium amenities.
  2. Pamper your pooch: Look for indulgent experiences such as dog spas, grooming services, or pet massages to ensure your dog enjoys the lap of luxury during your break.
  3. Prioritise pet-friendly services: Choose dog friendly weekends away with tailored services, such as in-room pet menus, dog walking, or dog-sitting options.
  4. Splurge on dog-friendly activities: Consider booking unique experiences, such as private dog-friendly tours, wine tastings, or pet-friendly boat trips.
  5. Dine in style with your dog: Seek out fine dining establishments that welcome dogs or have designated pet-friendly areas so you can enjoy a gourmet meal together.
  6. Utilise concierge services: Make the most of hotel concierge services to get recommendations and bookings for exclusive activities and dining experiences in the area.
  7. Take advantage of luxury transport options: Travel in style with your pet by opting for chauffeur-driven car services, private transfers, or dog-friendly luxury train journeys.
  8. Focus on quality time: Remember that indulging is the essence of a luxury dog-friendly weekend break. Enjoy the extravagant experiences and cherish the time spent together.

Activities and Attractions

Here we share some pawsome dog-friendly days out and experiences that’ll have your pooch grinning from ear to ear.

Beaches and coastal walks

There’s nothing like the feeling of sand between your toes (and paws!) as you explore the UK’s stunning coastline. From the rugged cliffs of Cornwall to the serene shores of Norfolk, there’s a coastal adventure waiting for every kind of doggo. Just remember to check local beach guidelines to ensure there’s no nasty surprises. Jump to this page and find the UK’s best dog friendly beaches and when your dog is allowed to use.

Woodland hikes and nature trails

 If you and your dog prefer to roam amongst lush greenery, then woodland hikes and nature trails are right up your alley. Delve into enchanting forests, breathe in the fresh air and let your dog sniff out exciting new scents. 

Whether you’re meandering through the walking trails in the Lakes or hiking the leafy paths of the New Forest, these outdoor excursions are a treat for all the senses.

Historic sites and gardens

History buffs and green-thumbed enthusiasts rejoice! Many historic sites and gardens across the UK welcome our four-legged friends. From the majestic ruins of Tintern Abbey to the vibrant flora of RHS Garden Wisley, you and your canine companion can soak up these charming locations’ rich heritage and beauty. Just keep your dog on a lead and follow any site-specific rules.

Outdoor adventure parks

Outdoor adventure parks are the perfect playground for those seeking a bit more adrenaline. Picture this: you and your pup zipping through treetop courses, tackling agility challenges or even trying your hand (or paw) at dog-friendly paddleboarding. With a world of adventures waiting to be discovered, you dog will love really being part of the family.


A dog-friendly weekend break cost varies, starting around £400 per week with deals, special offers, or late availability, increasing depending on location and amenities.

When travelling with a dog, consider these tips: pack essentials, update identification, research pet-friendly accommodation, plan breaks, and maintain a stress-reduction routine.

Good dog friendly breaks in the UK includes the Lake District, Cornwall, Norfolk, or the Scottish Highlands, offering scenic walks and pet-welcoming accommodation.

At Center Parcs, dogs must be leashed in the village but can roam free in designated dog exercise areas, which include dog bins for stress-free toilet visits.

Yes, Haven offers 33 parks accepting your best friend close to stunning countryside views and coastline, allowing whole families to enjoy a holiday of a lifetime with their dogs.

At Butlin’s, dogs are only allowed in the Caravan Owners’ section and not onto the main resort. So we wouldn’t recommend dog-friendly breaks. Certain breeds are not accepted, as listed under the Dangerous Dogs Act.

From the Blog

Check out our latest blog posts, where we share valuable insights, tips, and destination highlights to help you plan the perfect dog friendly holiday. Stay up-to-date with the newest trends in pet travel, find inspiration for your next getaway, and explore the diverse range of properties and experiences available.

Happy Travels!

At Dog Friendly Getaways, we help you and your furry friend find the best holiday experience. With our extensive range of travel options and dog friendly properties, you’ll find the perfect destination for your next adventure. So pack your bags, grab the leash, and embark on the next fantastic journey together.