Worried about leaving your pooch at home, not to worry, these dog friendly holiday parks cater for your canines just as much as you!
If you have a family or group of friends who have different tastes when it comes to time away then dog-friendly holiday parks are good options to consider. Better still, the ones we’ve picked here are all pet friendly and welcome up to two dogs. What’s a holiday without sharing it with our furry friends who’ll take delight in exploring wide-open spaces on the coast or in the countryside?
These pet friendly holiday parks go that extra mile by providing park one-site activities and amenities from children’s play areas to gyms and indoor pools. Often there will be a licensed bar and restaurant if you want to give self-catering a break. The are generally lots of places for dog walking and pet friendly facilities in general with many of these holiday homes with special offers on a number of dog friendly caravan or lodge options.
There’s a certain buzz about holidays, where the park holiday homes are secluded, but there’s something to do at your fingertips ideal for dog park holidays that offer the ultimate for a fantastic holiday with dogs. Developers of these UK dog friendly caravan parks and holiday homes have taken the time to consider the surroundings and to blend into nature. From woodland walks, cycling beside a river or expending you and your dogs’ energy on stretches of beach, there are so many great destinations to consider from Scotland to Cornwall, North Wales, the east coast and everything in between.
Your holiday home is a pine log cabin is in the midst the wood of Pontyberem in the heart of the Carmarthenshire countryside. You’ll be spoiledt for choice when it comes to outdoor activities right outside your door and the Pembrokeshire Coast and Gower Peninsula are just a short drive away. Your dogs will think they’re in heaven as you pack coast and country activities into their days away. Castles reign supreme in this neck of the woods and are all worth exploring. For something completely different why not take the family down Dolaucothi Gold Mines? Visit the British Bird of Prey Centre, which has 20 species and there are three flying displays daily.
Set in the lush Kielder forest, this laid-back resort is a four-minute walk from the Kielder Water Ferry, a seven-minute stroll to the lakes Lake and seven miles from the Kielder Observatory. You’ll be in the heart of a Dark Skies Park where stargazing into England’s clearest night skies is a must. Your wood-panelled lodge has all the mod-cons such as a flat screen TV, Wi-Fi and even a private hot tub. Be sure to ask for a dog-friendly unit as some of the lodges don’t allow dogs. Forest walks or bike rides, trails on the Penine Way of popular activities in and around this dog friendly accommodation. There are a number of things to do including an onsite pub, a heated indoor pool and sauna as well as a gym, a bistro and a playground for the children. Your holiday home is just a stones throw form all of these options.
This brand new holiday park is a few miles away from Ullswater water, the second largest lake in the district. It is also close to Greystoke and the former capital of Cumbria Penrith.
Waterfalls, woodlands and fells make up this charming landscape that inspire the likes of Beatrice Potter and William Wordsworth. As you relax on your raised decking there’s a chance of seeing peregrine falcons and ospreys overhead. There’s an on-site restaurant with outdoor seating overlooking a quarry lake. On one of your walks in Aira Force you may see red deer and squirrels, so make sure your dogs are on a lead so as not to disturb the precious wildlife. Try your hand at canoeing and there’s an old-fashioned streamer for touring Ullswater.
Facilities abound at this holiday park, which is near the medieval town of Tewksbury. The emphasis is on water sports and you can windsurf, kayak, sale and paddleboard on the on-site lake. There’s even tuition available for beginners. If you have any energy left you can work out in the gym and for a bit of pampering there are beauty treatment rooms. The Lakeside Bar is an excellent place to meet, eat and enjoy a few drinks. You can upgrade your dog-friendly unit if you want a private outdoor hot tub with great views of the lake. For a change of scenery you can visit the races at nearby Cheltenham. Once a family farm before opening up to the public Croft is now a four-star VisitEngland site and also has also received the David Bellamy Gold Award for conservation and environment.
You and your dogs can immerse yourself in 46 acres of moorland. Your pet-friendly holiday park home here has its own private hot tub on the raised decking where you can also barbeque after an energetic day out. It has one double bedroom with en-suite shower room and two spacious twin bedrooms. The fully glazed front elevation will give you superb views of these natural settings. The charming town of Cheadle is close by where you can do your grocery shopping. A day at Tatton Park has much to offer. Its two historic houses are set in 1000 acres of beautiful rolling parkland with lakes, tree-lined avenues and herds of red and fallow deer. Stroll in the award-winning gardens and take a tour of the working farm.
You’ll be pampering your pooches with a stay here, but there’s also plenty of pampering on offer for you too. The pool and a range of beauty treatments to choose from including massages and facials. The charming town of Lyme Regis is a 15-minute drive away for long exhilarating walks on the beach for you and your dog. Back at base there is a bar and restaurant for the days you aren’t in the mood for cooking. Your holiday park home comes with its own hot tub for a good soak after a long day out. f you are searching for somewhere to take long hikes with your dog, then the Blackdown Hills – an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty – is perfect for you.
At established, landscaped resort with the beach in walking distance, this is a luxury destination is going to be a winner for you and your dogs. It has an indoor pool for grey, rainy days and a gym, steam room, restaurant and bar. Prussia Cove is a delightful sandy beach where your dogs can run and splash in the water all year round. If you are keen to learn how to surf, lessons are available. Praa Sands is one of the southern most holiday parks in Cornwall.
That means it is well placed for the rugged south coast and visits to Lands End and the pretty seaside town of St Ives. You also have the luxury of having Praa Sands Golf and Country Club right in the park.
Merley Woodland Park set in 10 acres of parkland, there is certainly plenty of room for you and your dogs to roam onsite. Out and about, you are only a mile way from Wimborne, which has a minster dating back to Saxon times. If you are a fan of British history then it is worth a visit to Kingston Lacy House. The estate is crisscrossed with doggie-friendly paths and bridleways. These are all clearly signposted. You are also close to Bournemouth and Poole for days out on some of Dorset’s most stunning beaches. For a real treat visit Studland, a stretch of coast that form part of the Godlingston Heath National Nature Reserve. Your luxury lodge has its own hot tub, so end your idyllic day with a long soak under the stars.
Set in 22 acres of beautiful parkland on the River Orwell, Woolverstone Lodge Park is synonymous with rest and relaxation and some of the lodges are happy to welcome up to two dogs. This holiday home-from-home is designed to blend in with the natural habitat and if you are keen on taking to the water, there is a sailing school at the marina. The northern Suffolk coastline is the ideal place to explore with your canine friend by your side. Head to Aldeburgh to see pretty pastel-coloured 19th century holiday villas and a beautiful pebbled beach to the east of the town where local fishermen gather to sell their daily catch. After you’ve cooked up a fresh fish supper you can relax in your lodge’s outside hot tub.
Holiday parks that allow dogs have the advantage of having on-site facilities that will go a long way to making your break away one that’s as stress-free as it gets. If you are a lover of beaches we have picked some of the best to be had in the country. Woodland walks and lakeside views might be your bag, so there are more than a few to choose from on our list.
Take a look at the suggestions and we guarantee that the destination you choose to take your break in won’t disappoint you or your dogs. Whether it is a dog friendly caravan park or a lodge or even a cottage as your holiday home, these pet friendly parks will not disappoint. If your after something else for you and your canine, we have a vast range of destinations to choose from here.