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7 Top Dog Friendly Gloucestershire Attractions & Days Out

The Best Places To Take Dogs in Gloucestershire

Gloucestershire is located in the Cotswolds with close access to Wales & the South West Coast. It’s a great location for a quiet escape with your canine as there are plenty of dog friendly days out in Gloucestershire.

Home to flowing streams, forests teaming with wildlife and idyllic countryside walks, it’s easy to see why Gloucestershire is so popular for a holiday.

For pet’s it’s no different, there is also more than enough to keep them entertained with the wide range of dog friendly attractions in Gloucestershire.

Activities & Things to Do

Find below 7 of the best days out in Gloucestershire for dogs

1. Clearwell Caves

Clearwell Caves are 9 ancient caverns tucked away in the breathtaking Forest of Dean. You will be treated to an extraordinary underground experience. You will witness how iron ore has been mined for over 4,500 years. The caverns are linked by passageways with interesting displays throughout portraying the miners’ accounts. Weapons, tools, and machinery were made from iron ore mined from the caverns. Pack a picnic basket or enjoy a meal at a popular restaurant.

2. The International Bird of Prey Centre

The International Bird of Prey Centre is a popular tourist attraction is located in Newent. It is set in 12 acres of breathtaking grounds. This is The world’s oldest centre dedicated to birds of prey. Over 250 raptors including; eagles, vultures, owls, falcons, and hawks can be seen at the centre. Don’t forget your camera. You will have fantastic photo opportunities during the flying demonstrations. Families can enjoy picnics while kids have some fun in the play area. There is a cafe serving up some delicious meals.

3. Gloucester Life Museum

Gloucester Life Museum is a timber-framed Tudor building dating back to the 15th century. It is located in the heart of Gloucester. You will step back in time when you visit the museum. Feast your eyes on the
No visit to this picturesque county is complete without visiting this fascinating museum and seeing the oddities, artifacts, and treasures. You will also see local crafts, old fishing gear, historic costumes, a Victorian classroom, and domestic dating back 500 years.

4. Robinswood Hill

Robinswood Hill offers great walks for you and your dog. The 250-acre country park is 651 feet above sea level. This offers breathtaking views of the surrounding area. If you lucky you will see some of the amazing wildlife including red kites, foxes and badgers. Robinswood Hill also boasts wildflower meadows, woodland and play areas for the children. Enjoy a stunning day out with your family including your pooch.

5. Far Peak Climbing & Outdoor Centre

Far Peak Climbing & Outdoor Centre is a climbing and outdoor centre outside the market town of Northleach. It is home to Gloucestershire’s largest artificial outdoor climbing tower. The centre is set on a fabulous 25-acre rural site. There is an outdoor ropes course, archery range, and bushcraft area. There is something for all ages and guaranteed to keep everyone entertained. Even your 3 year old can be given a lesson in climbing. From beginners to experienced climbers a day at the centre will be enjoyed by all.

6. Batsford Arboretum

Batsford in Gloucestershire is home to one of the largest private tree collections in England. You can visit the arboretum any time of the year. Witness beautiful snowdrops, spring-flowering bulbs, spectacular Japanese flowering cherries, and amazing Davidia tree. Cool off under the tree canopy in summer. Autumn offers up the most colour and will leave you breathless. There are 56 acres of wild gardens, paths, and streams to explore. Batsford Arboretum is family orientated and will be enjoyed by young and old. After you built up a hunger then try one of the mouth-watering lunches, tea and home-baked cakes at the Terrace Cafe.

7. Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum

Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum is situated in the historic dockyards of Gloucester. There are interactive displays and exhibits of over 300 years of military history.
You will be enthralled at the insight about the Napoleonic Wars, the Boar War, WWI, and WWII. There are mannequins in full regalia, medal collections, weapons and a mock-up of a tank. The displays bring the grimm history of the war to life. Get a glimpse of what life was like for the courageous soldiers and their families.

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