Dog friendly days out West Midlands

As dog lovers, most of us want to take our canine companions with us on days out where possible. Luckily, there are lots of dog friendly days out in the West Midlands. Some only allow dogs outside, others welcome them indoors with open arms. This guide offers a lot of suggestions of things to do with your dog. As it covers the whole West Midlands region, I’ve split it up by district. If you’re looking for activities in a particular area, please click on one of the links below to take you to the relevant section. Herefordshire Shropshire Staffordshire Warwickshire…

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A family day out at Ford and Etal in Northumberland

During our week in Northumberland, someone gave us a hint about a little gem of a place to visit. Ford and Etal are adjacent villages that are like stepping back in time. We piled into the van with bikes on the back and set out to explore. Etal Castle Etal Castle is an English Heritage property located in the village of Etal in Northumberland. Inside the visitors’ centre is a small exhibition depicting the Anglo-Saxon warfare that took place in and around the castle and nearby Flodden Battlefields. For families, Etal Castle is a lovely place to explore. There’s little…

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Dog friendly family camping Pencarnan Farm Pembrokeshire

Pencarnan Farm near St Davids in Pembrokeshire, Wales is an idyllic, dog friendly caravan and camping site right next to the beach. We discovered it purely by chance and it’s one of the most incredible campsites we’ve ever been to. In fact, it was so good that I was almost reluctant to share it. Pencarnan Farm is a hidden gem that we’ll go back to again and again. About Pencarnan Farm campsite Pencarnan is a working farm on the most westerly edge of Pembrokeshire. It is located right next to Porthsele beach, so from our camper van, it was about…

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Vale of Rheidol Railway dog friendly family day out

It’s amazing to see that so many places offer dog friendly accommodation these days. But sadly, finding somewhere to stay is often the tip of the iceberg. So, I thought I’d share the a dog friendly family day out we had over the Easter break at the Vale of Rheidol Railway line from Devil’s Bridge to Aberystwyth in Wales. Not only is the railway itself dog friendly, but there are some lovely pubs, beaches and campsites in the area that welcome canine family members. The Vale of Rheidol Railway Running from Aberystwyth to Devil’s Bridge through the Rheidol Valley, the…

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Dog friendly accommodation around the UK to suit every budget

For many of us, dogs are part of the family. And when you’re travelling in the UK, you want to bring them with you. But I’ve recently noticed a trend towards accommodation declaring itself dog friendly when, quite frankly, it isn’t. There are so many restrictions that unless you have one small dog that doesn’t shed hair or have vocal chords, you can’t bring them. So, here’s a list of UK hotels, pubs, self-catering accommodation, caravan parks and campsites that are dog friendly. I’ve listed any restrictions that may prevent you from bringing your dog, such as only allowing one…

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