Travelling with Dogs
Have a Dog Friendly Journey
Bringing your pet on holiday doesn't have to be a chore, but it pays to be prepared when doing so.
We've collected some top tips for making your journey as trouble-free as possible.
To make your trip as effortless and pain-free as possible, it’s a good idea to compile a checklist of items you need to bring along with you. To help, we have compiled our own list to get you started:
Bear in mind that you might not be able to pick up your pooch’s favourite food or treats whilst on location, so make sure you take enough (and a little extra) with you just in case. Bonus tip: Don’t forget the can opener!
Food and Water Bowls
Packing your dog’s feeding bowls will not only give them something to eat from, but the familiarity of having the same bowl will help ease them into their new environment.
Bedding and Blankets
When it comes to settling in, your pet’s blankets or bedding will help a great deal in making them feel at home.
Bring along a few of their favourite toys for when you're not off exploring or going for walks.
An essential to pick up after them along the way.
Our parks require pets to be on a lead at all times - unless within designated dog walking areas (please see individual parks for availability).
Just in case your pet gets lost, make sure they’re wearing a collar or name tag so that they can be returned to you safely. Consider adding a specific holiday tag to your pet whilst you are away with details of your current whereabouts.
Medication and First Aid
Make sure that you are prepared for any accidents or injuries that can easily be dealt with, and of course any medication your dog needs.
Towels and Shampoo
It’s not uncommon for your dog to get a little messy when out and about on adventures, so it’s generally a good idea to prepare for this eventuality when on your travels.
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 safest possible trip. Packing treats can also a good idea in order to encourage good behaviour, though be mindful of causing stomach upsets if used too much whilst in motion.
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.