7 Top Dog Friendly Days Out in Staffordshire

The quaint towns and villages are home to a variety of shops. Spend your money on everything from antiques to fresh local products. Enjoy some of the local cuisines in the many pubs and restaurants or spend a day at one of the vast dog friendly days out in Staffordshire.

The Best Places To Take Dogs in Staffordshire

Couples and families will have a ball no matter what they choose to pass the time in Staffordshire. Here are a few suggestions to get your places to visit list started.

Staffordshire is a fantastic holiday destination for families, couples or friends wanting to catch up on years gone by.

There is accommodation for long holidays, romantic weekends or short breaks. You won’t need a big budget to enjoy your stay at Staffordshire. You can choose between long luxurious stays or a short cheap 1 or 2-night stay. Rent something with a hot tub and enjoy one of the many dog friendly attractions in Staffordshire:

Activities & Things to Do

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

1. Dimmingsdale

Dimmingsdale is ideal for walkers and hikers looking to enjoy the Churnet Valley, Staffordshire Moorlands and Staffordshire Peak District. This charming and delightful valley is perfect for walkers, nature lovers and those seeking serenity. There are lakes, streams, and rivers that merge with broadleaf trees and amazing Scots Pines and massive sandstone rocky outcrops to create sensational scenery and a sanctuary for wildlife.

2. Dorothy Clive Garden

Dorothy Clive Garden is a 12-acre Plantsman’s Paradise. An astoundingly relaxing place packed with plants of interest all year round. A winter garden, laburnum tunnel, alpine scree with pool, rose to walk, edible woodland, seasonal borders, large Mediterranean glasshouse and rhododendron filled woodland with waterfall are just some of the highlights you will find here. The garden has a stunning network of winding paths to explore. There are a variety of events to enjoy all year round including activities for kids.

3. The Trentham Estate

A fantastic day out with your four-legged friend can be had here and thousands of dog owners holidaying in Staffordshire visit every year. Explore the stunning gardens and grounds before unwinding in one of the dog-friendly cafes, there is even a doggy bakery and off-lead area where your furry companion can run about to his heart’s content

4. Barewall Art Gallery

Dogs are welcome at this lovely gallery in Stoke on Trent. Monty, their rescue dog, is always ready to make new friends and you can pick up some unique souvenirs or treat yourself to some original artwork. There is a paint a pot area (also dog friendly) and a cafe and pub in the same street that also allow well-behaved dogs.

5. Wall Roman Site

Owned by the National Trust, Wall was a strategic resting place for Roman soldiers back in the day as they marched to Wales. Now you and your furry friend can explore the ruins of the Roman baths and check out the interesting museum with fascinating artifacts which give an insight into life thousands of years ago.

6. Peak District

Dog walks in Staffordshire are some of the most popular attractions in the county. The breathtaking views of moorlands, woodland and hills, country parks and nature reserves are simply outstanding. There are quaint rural villages, busy market towns, and charming country inns. Enjoy a day of cycling, horse-riding, and climbing. Take your pooch along. There will love the day outdoors. This Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty has something for all nature lovers.

7. Croxden Abbey

A visit to this English heritage site is the perfect way to spend an afternoon with your canine companion. The 12th-century ruins are an impressive site and although dogs must be kept on a lead on the grounds there are lots of lovely walks nearby for them to stretch their legs and play. There are several cafes and pubs close by too.

Looking at Visiting the Area

If our recommendations for dog-friendly places in Staffordshire has made you want to experience a bit more of this lovely county then check out our list of self-catering accommodation that welcomes pets  

Holiday Cottages 

You are sure to find the perfect holiday home for you and your canine companion and to make it easier we have made a list of Staffordshire dog friendly cottages and Staffordshire hot tub cottages for pets.

Log Cabins 

Offering the best of both worlds holiday parks with lodges can be in secluded forest locations or close to a beach. Find excellent dog friendly lodges in Staffordshire here.