Close to a number of major cities, the Midlands is a great base to explore the heart of England. There’s plenty of dog friendly days out in the Midlands or in nearby villages and cities.
The Best Places To Take Dogs in Midlands
With historic cities such as Birmingham, Coventry and Leicester, it’s no surprise the Midlands is such a popular spot for a break with your pooch.
These major cities mean there are plenty for adults and kids to do, with a wide range of dog friendly attractions in the Midlands.
To help you decide, we have compiled a list to make the choice that much easier.
7 top places you and your pup can enjoy together:
Find below 7 of the best days out in Midlands for dogs
Foodies don’t have to worry about leaving their pup at home if you want to go out for a meal. Worcestershire boasts award-winning restaurants and charming pubs. There will be pubs or restaurants that will allow you to take your canine companion. You can enjoy a tasty meal while your pup enjoys a doggie treat and bowl of water.
2. River Severn
The River Severn is the longest river in the UK. It meanders through some of the county’s most stunning scenery. You can relax in the tranquil countryside while your dog does some exploring. All sorts of boat trips are available for the array or waterways.
3. Ragley Hall
Ragley Hall in Alcester welcomes dogs on a lead. You can explore the 10 hectares of beautiful grounds including the ‘Woodland Walk’. This has an abundance of indigenous plant and wildlife. Take a picnic basket. You can relax while the kids play with the dogs. Your furry friends will have to keep under strict control at all times.
4. Kenilworth Castle
Kenilworth Castle is perfect for you and your dogs. They must, however, be on a lead. Take a walk in the beautiful Elizabethan Gardens. These unique gardens were lost for over 400 years.
Marvel at the austere outline of the Castle “the finest surviving example of a semi-royal palace of the later middle ages”. Baddesley Clinton boasts one of the finest medieval moated manor houses in the country.
It also offers stunning walks. Well behaved dogs are only allowed in the car parks and surrounding footpaths. Haywood Nature Reserve is part of these walks offering acres of space for your furry friend to run around in.
5. Hatton Country World
You don’t have to spend every day walking a trail or having a picnic. You can still do some shopping if you prefer. Shopping village Hatton Country World in Hatton allows dogs on a lead only. This applies to Yew Tree Farm Craft Centre in Wootten Wawen and Hoar Park Shopping and Craft Village in Nuneaton.
If you want to visit Shakespeare’s birthplace, Hall’s Croft and Anne Hathway’s Cottage allow dogs in the gardens and they must be on a lead. See the countryside by train. Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway in Toddington, allow dogs in their standard carriages only. Dogs on a lead are allowed in the park grounds at Bosworth Battlefield in Nuneaton and the Heritage Centre.
6. Baggeridge Country Park
With a fantastic range of facilities and close to the Black Country, this wonderful green flag winner is a great day out for all the family. You will find a miniature railway, high rope adventure, children’s play area, tearoom and toilets along with the opportunity to go horse riding and numerous cycle paths. There is plenty of open spaces for Fido to stretch his legs and the park is also popular with nature enthusiasts and there are spots for anglers too.
It only costs £3.00 for a full day’s parking so it’s the perfect place to enjoy a sunny day with all the family including four legged members.
7. Sutton Park
Sutton Park Nature Reserve is one of Europe’s largest urban parks at a sprawling 2400 acres. Sutton Park is a designated Site of Special Scientific Interest. It consists of seven lakes, wetlands, heathland, marshes and woodlands. You can see wild ponies and cattle graze here.
Sutton Park is dog-friendly and dogs should be kept on leads. Dog owners should be aware to keep their dogs under control from April to June due to ground-nesting birds. Our holiday cottages in this part of the country provide panoramic views and are ideally positioned with plenty of walks on your doorstep.
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Looking at Visiting the Area
With its numerous cities this area is not the first which springs to mind when thinking of holidays, but with some stunning countryside, easy to get to and countless dog-friendly places in the Midlands it’s certainly worth checking out the holiday homes here.