Tips for travelling with your dog
Have a dog-friendly journey
Dog-friendly holidays can be a delightful experience, and with the proper planning, a safe and enjoyable adventure for both of you. Whether you’re planning lots of countryside hikes, coastal walks, or simply relaxing together, dogs bring a unique perspective to your travel experience, making each of our dog-friendly holiday parks more enjoyable.
Your dog's holiday checklist
Food and treats
Though many of our pet-friendly caravan parks are within easy reach of shops where you can stock up on supplies, they may not sell your dog's favourite food. Be sure to take enough for the entire stay, as well as a few treats of course!
Travel water bowls
Just like us, your pet needs to stay hydrated whilst travelling. Be sure to bring a collapsible travel bowl, alongside a bottle of water to fill it with, so your pets can enjoy a drink during long walks or car journeys.
Dog bed and blankets
Bringing your pet's bed and blankets helps to give your dog a sense of familiarity and reminds them of home, which can often help them to settle down to a good night’s sleep even in a different place.
Packing some of your dog's favourite toys will give them some entertainment while you put your feet up and relax on an evening, and a tennis ball is no doubt an essential item for dogs who love a game of fetch.
Our parks require pets to be on a lead at all times - unless within designated dog walking areas, so make sure you pack their leads so you can always keep them close by.
Collar and name tag
Whether you’re visiting one of our dog-friendly caravan parks for a weekend break or a week-long stay, it’s a good idea to get a second name tag made with the holiday park address engraved, just in case your pet decides to go for a long adventure.
With an abundance of walking trails surrounding our dog-friendly holiday parks, your dog’s bound to get a little muddy, especially in the winter months. Pack an old towel so you can wipe their paws down after their adventures.
Don’t miss out on all those great memories you’ll want to capture and share with friends, or with us on our twitter/facebook pages!
Pet Friendly Accommodation
We offer lots of pet friendly options allowing you to bring your beloved dog (or cat) along. There's plenty of room in a caravan holiday home for everyone, and most of our holiday parks are a great place to exercise a dog on a lead - with many excellent walking areas available nearby too. We offer accommodation for pets in all grades - just look for the "Pets Friendly" symbol on the accommodation type when booking online and add your pet as an Extra during the booking process.
The last thing you need is a sick pet when travelling. This means it might be wise to make a trip to the vet for a pre-travel check-up and to ensure that your pet is up-to-date with all necessary vaccinations. It’s also worth considering how well your pet will travel, as many small dogs and cats can find travelling stressful, not to mention adjusting to any new environments.
Travel with care
Be sure to allow for plenty of rest stops whilst travelling, providing enough water along the way. This will help keep your pet calm throughout your journey and ensure you have the smoothest possible journey.
Pet Friendly Holiday Deals
Bring your pets on holiday with Park Holidays UK! We want to make holidaying with your dog easy and inexpensive!
Terms and Conditions - Pets
Please note accommodation imagery above is a suggested example but actual holiday accommodation may vary. Most dogs are welcome at our parks and in specific holiday homes with a maximum of two dogs per booking. Some breeds of dog including those listed in the Dangerous Dog Act 1991 are not allowed. Please provide us with the details of the breed of your dog when you book with us. Other pets may be permitted at the discretion of the Park General Manager, please check when booking. There is usually a charge of £40 per week and £25 per short break per pet. Assistance dogs for disabled guests are exempt from these requirements and charges. Pets must be kept on a lead at all times and you must clean up after your pet. Pets (other than assistance dogs) are not allowed in any of our park facilities or play areas. Pets should not be left unattended in holiday homes or elsewhere on the park and must not be allowed on bedding or seating. If we reasonably believe your pet is causing a nuisance on the holiday park or causing damage to the holiday home you will be required to remove it from the park and/or we reserve the right to refuse entry.