Forget putting your dog in a kennel this summer and stay at one of the dog friendly sites across the UK. The UK has a host of camping, glamping and holiday parks where your four-legged friend is welcome to join you for a relaxing break.
Sloeberry Farm in Aberporth, Wales
An historic farm close to west Wales’ pristine beaches, just a short drive from Cardigan, the Sloeberry Farm glamp site offers stunning views, a private lake and hidden spaces to explore. Sit around and soak up the sun, or wander down a country lane to the beaches, pubs and restaurants of Aberporth. Select from a range of glamping accommodation including Bell tents for up to four people and three-bedroom lodges for up to seven people – each fully-equipped with cooking equipment, gas burners and a firepit for open log fires. Bell tents from £160 per night; Three-bedroom lodges from £260 per night.
Wild Eyedeer in Falmouth, Cornwall
Let your four-legged friend play with site dog Fisher in this quiet retreat. Set on 23 acres of woodland, meadows and steams in an area of outstanding natural beauty, the well equipped cabin features an ensuite double room, a garden facing decking area and indoor and outdoor dining table. Collect fresh eggs from nearby Roscarrack Vean, or enjoy a stroll along Maenporth beach. Further afield, take a short drive to Helford Estuary, a popular spot for dolphin sightings. Fisher’s Hut two-bedroom cabin from £246 for a three-night break.
Dartmoor Shepherds Huts in Newton Abbot, Devon
Escape to a peaceful Dartmoor valley with woodland views on one side and the Holy Brook on the other for a relaxing summer holiday. The huts are insulated with wool from the site’s own sheep, while tent pitches provide a spacious spot to set up your home-away-from-home. Cook over a traditional campfire, tell tales around your own firepit or enjoy a traditional Devonshire cream tea whilst Fido enjoys a run around the site. Non-electric grass tent, campervan or trailer tent pitch from £16 per night; Shepherd’s Hut from £40 per night.
Hollington Park Glamping in Newbury, Berkshire
Adding a dash of vintage glamour to your summer holiday at this small, dog-friendly site in a woodland clearing. Each pod includes bone china and bed linen, plus barbecue equipment and a brick-built firepit. Scenic walks, three local pubs and a ten-acre woodland for wood foraging, den building and wildlife spotting are nearby, all within 45 minutes of London making this site ideal for a mini-break. Camping pods and Bedouin bell tent from £150 for a minimum two-night stay.
Apple Farm in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire
Spend a lazy summer day on this peaceful glamping site set on a 60 acre farm and orchard, just three miles from Shakespeare’s home town. With fishing lakes nearby and easy day trips to Warwick and Stratford-upon-Avon, you’ll work up an appetite – perfect for a sizzling barbecue when you return to the camp site in the evening with each unit boasting its own barbecue and firepit. Standard bell tent from £85 per night or Large bell tent from £110 per night.
South Farm Caravan Park in Sutton on Sea, Lincolnshire
Whether two legged or four, you will receive a warm welcome at this small family-run site. Children love helping the owners collect fresh eggs from the chickens, whilst dogs enjoy a run in the exercise field. Walking and cycling paths of the Lincolnshire Wolds are close by, whilst the nearest beach has miles of dog-friendly sands for your pooch to let loose. With eight different pitch and accommodation options to select from, this is a wonderful summer destination. Non-electric grass tent pitch from £14.50 per night. Jack and Alice one-bedroom caravan from £80 for a minimum two-night stay.
Tarset Tor in Hexham, Northumberland
An eco-site set within Northumberland National Park, Tarset Tor’s hilltop bothy cabins epitomise glamping – modern accommodation, stunning views and a ‘back to nature’ experience. The site features a wildlife pond, bird hire and three-acre area for walking dogs, plus a firepit in the BYO woodland bar. Two-bedroom bothy cabin from £125 per night.
Chipping Camping Barn in Preston, Lancashire
Set in the Forest of Bowland, an area of outstanding natural beauty, the Chipping Camping Barn is the ideal base to explore the local area. Brush up on your countryside etiquette as you become Lord and Lady of the Manor with exclusive use of the Barn, including kitchen and barbecue, indoor and outdoor dining areas and country pursuits nearby. Bunkhouse from £40 per night.
Brighouse Bay Holiday Park in Kirkcudbright, Scotland
On the Dumfries and Galloway coast, the Brighouse Bay Holiday Park provides a wide array of activities including six fishing ponds, private beach, 18-hole golf course, indoor amusement room with mini ten pin bowling and 1,200 acres of sublime countryside walks. Stargazing is a popular nighttime activity, while a well-stocked shop and licensed bistro for hot and cold meals will keep you replenished. Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch from £19.50 per night; Electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch from £24 per night.
Glenmore Caravan and Camping Park in Ballycastle, Northern Ireland
Watch the sunset and marvel at views across to Rathlin Island, the Mull of Kintyre or Islay from your pitch at the Glenmore Caravan and Camping Park. Set in one of the nine Antrim glens in a 95-acre park, partake in a spot of fly fishing, sing along with traditional music in the bar and restaurant or cook up a storm in the barbecue and picnic areas. Non-electric grass tent pitch from £17.75 per night; Electric hardstanding touring pitch from £26 per night.
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Prices correct as of 17 May 2018, based on two adults and one dog. Most sites do not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dog Act and may have other exclusions; please check individual listings for specific site requirements. Prices and availability subject to change.