The best sites for dog-friendly holidays
For dog owners, our four-legged friends are just like one of the family, so why would we want to go on holiday without them? A trip away is not only fun and interesting for us humans, our canine companions have a great time too.
For a family holiday that can include our beloved pooches, a dog-friendly campsite is the perfect choice. Many sites that welcome dogs often have added extras, such as an exercise area, a dog shower, and dog-friendly attractions nearby, meaning your pet feels just as welcome on holiday as you do. Take a look at our selection of dog-friendly sites below to book your perfect pitch. You’d be barking mad not to!
At Meadow Lakes, they understand that pets are part of the family, so they’ve made the park dog friendly, which means you can enjoy all the fun of being on holiday, with your pup right by your side. The site provides a beautiful place to relax and unwind, with a range of pet friendly accommodation as well as a large dog exercising field, where you can all enjoy and explore the beautiful outdoors together. In the luxury pet friendly accommodation, your pooch will be provided with a blanket, food bowl and their own treat basket with yummy dog chews to welcome them to the park too!
Camping pods and fully serviced pitches for tents, touring caravans and motorhomes. The park offers pet-friendly accommodation so you can bring all the members of your family! A maximum of two pets will be accepted per booking. Its all on site! Indoor swimming pool, gym, jacuzzi, sauna, steam room, foot spas and heated loungers, JJ’s bowling alley and amusement arcade. Also a café, shop, outdoor swimming pool and play park. Tennis, crazy golf and bike hire. The Sunset Inn offers fantastic family nights of crazy fun, music and magic, dancing and cabaret. The Dunes Bar offers adults only entertainment including cash bingo and live cabaret.
Whether you’re exploring the Derbyshire Peaks or the natural beauty of the Peak District National Park, Ashbourne’s popular campsite provides spectacular camping perfect for outdoor lovers, and those with friends of the four-legged kind! This 70-pitch campsite across three fields offers a range of pitch types, great facilities and alternative camping options great for a quiet break, or family fun. For an alternative camping holiday enjoy the outdoors without the hassle, with a family trip to Ashbourne’s camping cabin and self-catering apartment.
Smytham Holiday Park is the perfect place to holiday with your family and pets. The beautiful dog friendly beaches of north Devon and north Cornwall are within easy reach and Dartmoor and Exmoor on the doorstep, there are plenty of places for you all to explore. The park has direct access on to the famous Tarka Trail where there are dog friendly cafes within walking distance. On park there is a large dog exercise paddock. There are many attractions nearby where your family pet is also welcome.
Nestled behind a wide expanse of dunes and a sweeping sandy beach, multi-award-winning Elie Holiday Park at Shell Bay is a true hidden gem. You can walk the coastal path, go rock-pooling, spot seals lolloping in the Forth, spy deer bobbing between the trees and, if you’re lucky, you may even see a rare red squirrel! Explore the picturesque fishing villages, enjoy a walk around Ruddons Point (Site of Special Scientific Interest) and catch one of the local summertime festivals.
With unrivalled views across azure waters and a magnificent sandy bay towards St Andrews and beyond, award-winning St Andrews Holiday Park at Kinkell Braes is one of the most sought after holiday locations on the east coast of Scotland. Outdoor types will enjoy the Fife Coastal Path which passes alongside the park taking in rugged cliffs, long sandy beaches and wildlife reserves. The historic university town of St Andrews is within walking distance of the park and offers an eclectic mix of shops and boutiques and the opportunity to walk in the footsteps of royalty and to take in some sightseeing.
Award-winning St Monans Holiday Park is set in a prime coastal location, quietly nestled between the villages of Elie and Pittenweem. Overlooking the Fife Coastal Path the site boasts stunning sea views. The beautiful Isle of May National Nature Reserve is a dominant feature on the horizon and is teeming with wildlife. This must-see island is a spectacular boat trip away from the bustling seaside town of neighbouring Anstruther. Lush, green countryside, golden beaches and rugged cliffs intersperse with delightful fishing villages, breathtaking coastal walks and the world’s best golf courses.
Stroud Hill Park is an exclusively adult, touring caravan site in Pidley, Cambridgeshire, that is open all year. There is a private, well stocked, three acre fishing lake. St Ives is an historic town just under 5 miles away and it's 15 miles to Cambridge. Houghton Mill is under 10 miles from the park and one of the oldest mills on the River Great Ouse. Cambridgeshire is also a great county for walking and cycling with its relatively flat landscape. With vast history and heritage, Ely cathedral is well worth a visit, with many shops and unique restaurants around the local area. There are small pretty villages and nature reserves in the local area that are perfect to explore on walks.
Located on the doorstep of the beautiful Forest of Dean, Broadmeadow offers dog-friendly touring breaks on a spacious park with two fishing lakes. There is a dedicated dog-walking area plus a great choice of local walks direct from the park including the Town & Country Trail and Crampton Abbotts. There are lots of dog-friendly pubs nearby too so you can enjoy a refreshing drink and some food after your walk! Book your pet-friendly break now.
If its adventure surrounded by the calm of nature you’re seeking, then head to the multi award-winning Hereford Club campsite. The campsite’s idyllic rural location, next to The Millpond, a stunning three-and-a-half acre fishing lake, makes it perfect for a relaxing break or to explore the many attractions of the area at leisure. A lovely tree-lined driveway delivers you to the attractive Hereford Club Site. The vast site caters for up to 102 units. Some of the spacious pitches overlook the fishing lake. The excellent facilities include modern amenity blocks, a catering van on site, licenced shop, a playing field and a dog walk.
Set in the beautiful Kentish countryside, Broadhembury is just 20 minutes from the coast, 30 minutes from the cathedral city of Canterbury and 40 minutes from London by train. With an abundance of flat level grass pitches, hardstanding and fully serviced pitches, with the choice of shade or no shade, electricity or not, Broadhembury is the perfect camping and touring destination. Book a pitch on the Family Park and have easy access to the children’s playgrounds, sports field and games room, or choose The Meadows, the quieter part of the park set aside for couples and adults camping.
Cobbleacre Park is a scenic fishing and holiday site settled in the heart of Norfolk. Immerse yourself with the surrounding wildlife and enjoy the sensational sunsets or discover the wonders of Norfolk where the nearest attractions and sights are no further than 45 minutes away. The park is positioned in a prime location. Easily accessible and only a short distance away from the surrounding sights and attractions. You can completely relax in the serene landscape populated with various wildlife, explore the North Norfolk coastlines, or visit the world-renowned Norfolk Broads and learn all about the past of the historic city of Norwich.
Woodhill Park is located in a breath-taking clifftop location and commands magnificent views of the north Norfolk coastline and surrounding countryside. Woodhill is the perfect spot for dog walkers. The England Coast Path passes through the park, and in addition there are a number of attractive circular walks starting from Woodhill. And of course, the beach is not far away! After a good walk Woodhill is the ideal spot to sit back, relax and take in the inspiring natural landscape.
The award-winning established Club campsite at Teversal is perfect for your four-legged friend. With multiple trails and tracks to explore including Silverhill Wood and the Five Pit trails, to name a few, directly accessible from the site, there is so much to explore for you and your pooch. The site boasts fantastic amenities, a children’s play area and a well-stocked shop. There’s even a dog wash for washing muddy boots and paws. Bring your motorhome, caravan or tent or book into one of the dog-friendly self-catering options and let Teversal look after you for a relaxing break.
Located on the banks of the River Avon, Stratford Parks offers the perfect place for a dog-friendly holiday in the heart of Warwickshire. The park welcomes your four-legged friend with a choice of pet-friendly accommodation from touring breaks to glamping pods and self-catering lodges and caravans. There is a dedicated dog-walking field, dog-friendly bar and plenty of walks you can do direct from the park. Just a mile outside Stratford-upon-Avon.
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