Did you know that when you own a holiday home at New Pines, it’s not only you that benefits from endless holidays, your dog does too!

Nestled in the Denbighshire countryside, but only a short distance from the golden sands of Rhyl Beach, New Pines Holiday Home Park offers the best of both worlds. Buying your dream holiday home in North Wales benefits everyone in your family, with a lifetime of holidays ahead of you to relax, and new places for your fur-baby to explore too!

Prospective owners at New Pines will be delighted to know that we are a very dog friendly park, from poop bags being available in reception and every staff member stopping for a quick puppy-cuddle, to the private and enclosed dog field on park. The field is ideal for your dog to have a free run around in a safe environment, burn off some energy and have a play with some other dogs from our friendly ownership community. Relaxing in your holiday home and getting away from the hustle and bustle will be the highlight of your weekends, as well as your dogs who will love exploring the holiday home and the park alike.

two little dogs in a pram
Millie and Chico hate leaving New Pines after a fabulous weekend


yorkshire terrier dog on sofa
Fred loves his trips to his holiday home


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Willow is smiling on the inside, we promise


two dogs playing on the beach
Gracie and Pollyanna love Rhyl Beach and get so excited when they get to their holiday home!


little puppy with jumper on
Little Charlie is only 4 months old, our hearts collectively swoon for him


dog standing in field
Millie loves New Pines, it’s a great place to meet fellow puppy friends


three dogs running in the dog field at new pines
Helen, Zeus and Buddy love the dog field!


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Betty telling everyone the truth with her doormat


dog lazing around on the sofa of the caravan
Barney loves relaxing in his holiday home after a stroll around the park


Even More Reasons to Own at New Pines

If those cute little puppy faces didn’t sway you, we have even more reasons to own at New Pines!

Our friendly community of owners organise a wonderful variety of societies, including the Bowling Society and Golf Society, as well as taking care of the community allotments where you’ll be able to grow your own fruit and veg!

New Pines boasts five-star facilities, which our owners have unlimited access to, including the beautiful indoor heated swimming pool, relaxing spa pool, sauna and steam room, as well as the fully equipped gym being available. Indulge in a delicious meal at the Bistro Restaurant, which serves family favourite dishes for all ages, then sit back and relax with a drink from our fully stocked bar.

The children will love the daily children’s entertainment programme from cheeky Charlie Bear and his team of Rangers. They provide a whole host of activities, including arts and crafts, face painting, afternoon tea parties, and family fun days with inflatables and live music. The talented Rangers also provide the evening family entertainment, with games, karaoke, talent shows, and a range of cabaret acts throughout the year.

New Pines has a variety of holiday homes and lodges for sale in Rhyl, North Wales, so we are sure to have the perfect home away from home for you, no matter your taste or budget.

Why not book a park tour to meet our friendly Sales Advisors who are always happy to help answer any questions you may have. They will show you around the facilities and showcase some beautiful holiday homes too.

Get in touch with our fabulous team to find out more information about how you and your pooch can start finding your holiday-ever-after today! Call them on 0800 717 707

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Don’t worry about sitting for hours in front of a screen to find that perfect pet gift, this post has found the best 6 you get can get!

Amazon is known as the place to online shop every Christmas and all year round really. And here at DE HQ we love all pets in all shapes and sizes, so we’ve been searching for the best pet gifts for out furbabies this Christmas and thought we would share the top list you can buy from Amazon here!

All images taken from Amazon and owned by the respective parties


Aquapaw Slow Treater

Where: click here / Prices: £9.58

A true lifesaver for those with dogs who hate a bath! This suction treat dispenser is designed to keep your dog happy with their favourite we food treat (e.g. peanut butter) during bath time.


Orthopaedic Dog Bed

Where: click here / Price from £45.99

Give the gift of a memory foam mattress to your pampered pooch this Christmas! A true comfort for all dogs but especially helpful for ageing dogs with joint pain, hip dysplasia and arthritis.


2 in 1 Pet Travel Container

Where: click here / Prices: £4.99

This travel container is an absolute must have for the travelling pooch family! Offering a 2 in 1 function so you’ll be able to fill one side with water and one with treats or dry food. It also comes with collapsible bowls for the pup to eat out of.


A Darwin Escapes Holiday!

Where: at any of our holiday destinations

Okay, you won’t be able to find this on Amazon but you can find it on this website. We offer a wide range of luxury pet friendly accommodation all over the UK, from the tip of Yorkshire, down to the most southern point of mainland Britain in Cornwall. Our accommodation has sumptuous sofas to laze on and private deckings to have a little wander outside. All our locations are perfectly placed to explore the local areas and discover all the dog friendly areas in the region. Find out more about our dog friendly holidays here.


Laptop Cat Scratching Pad

Where: click here / Prices: £20

We all know cats love lazing about on our laptops when we’re trying to work, so why not buy them their own? This fabulous pet friendly laptop is made out of cardboard and is the perfect scratching pad for your kitty!


Woodland Friends Burrow Plush Toy

Where: click here/ Prices: £30.47

Although a little pricy (there are smaller and cheaper versions) this interactive squeaky little hide and seek toy will give your pup hours of fun! It comes with 3 squeaky chipmunks so you can hide them in the log for your dog to find them.

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At Darwin Escapes, we know and understand that dogs are part of the family

Without our canine-chums, there tends to be significantly less fun, affection and excitement! With this in mind, we have catered for dog owners across a number of our luxury holiday parks & lodge retreats by providing a range of pet-friendly accommodation. You can enjoy all the scenery and relaxation on offer, knowing that your best friend is also having a great time!

pet friendly holidays in Dorset

Anyone looking for pet friendly holidays in Dorset has plenty to choose from with Darwin Escapes thanks to our destination just outside Poole – Wareham Forest Lodge Retreat.

Wareham Forest Lodge Retreat is also in Dorset and offers a number of pet-friendly lodges. Opened at the end of 2016, the retreat boasts luxury self catering accommodation with ovens, fridge freezers and all the utilities you would find at home. Set within the beautiful scenery of Holton Heath, the retreat is located within tranquil countryside – with many walks and adventures waiting for you and furry friend.  The park is surrounded by nature reserves, including the Morden Bog National Nature Reserve, the Holton Heath Nature Reserve, the Hartland Moor National Nature Reserve and of course – Wareham Forest which has a popular circular walk popular with dog owners.

The Doggy Do Code

We’ve recently teamed up with Dorset Dogs, an organisation founded by local animal lovers who promote responsible dog ownership and dog friendly accommodation.

We encourage our holiday guests to adhere to their Doggy Do Code when exploring Dorset:

  1. Do respect other visitors and keep your dog in sight
  2. Do protect nesting birds on heaths, downs and wetlands. Keep to the paths and use a short lead from February to August
  3. Do follow requests on signs
  4. Do prevent your dog from chasing wildlife and farm animals
  5. Do bag it and bin it (dog mess)
  6. Do enjoy Dorset with your dog

We would like to emphasise point 6 – Do enjoy Dorset with your dog and make some memories that will last a lifetime!

Have a puppy-filled holiday with Darwin Escapes!

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Are you looking for the best pub grub where you can take your dog? We’ve listed the best places to eat with your pup in Poole below…


Located just a stone’s throw from Poole, our own Wareham Forest Lodge Retreat offers luxurious pet friendly holidays in Dorset, making it ideal to base yourself while exploring the local area with your pup!

Is there anything better than discovering new places with an excited dog? How about stopping off for a spot of lunch and a refreshing drink with said pooch at a dog friendly pub? Yup, we thought as much, so we put together the top 5 dog friendly pubs in Poole, where you can enjoy a nice meal on a dog date day out!


The Crown

Where: Market Street, BH15 1NF
This place is so dog friendly, they even have dog themed wallpaper! Take your delicious lunch in the secluded Courtyard Garden, or during the colder weather opt for indoors. This is a hidden gem in the heart of Poole, offering mouth-watering burgers and steaks, as well as a fully stocked bar. Dog treats and water bowls are available for your fur-baby.


The Blue Boar

Where: Market Close, BH15 1NE
A wonderful dog friendly pub, which has two log fires to keep you and your pupper warm during the winter months. Dog treats are ready for all the well behaved puppies who enter and the humans can enjoy the hearty portions of mouth-watering, homemade classic dishes, with the steak and grill options being a local legend!


The Antelope

Where: High Street, BH15 1BP
A traditional dog friendly pub located very close to the Poole harbour, offering wonderful views. Dogs are welcome in the cosy bar area, where a full menu of delicious pub grub is served.


The Angel

Where: Market Street, BH15 1DF
Enjoy daily fresh cooked meals from talented and professional chefs. Choose a delicious dish from a fabulous family friendly menu in this very dog friendly pub, which offers treats and water bowls inside and out in the beer garden.


Rope & Anchor

Where: Sarum Street, BH15 1JW
A true little gem of Poole, located just near the Poole quay front. Visit this dog friendly pub with beautiful décor and mouth-watering meals. Owners James and Daniel are popular fixtures and offer a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere to all! What more could you want for a date with your pupper?


Since opening its doors in January 2017, Wareham Forest Lodge Retreat has fast become a popular holiday destination for those looking for a peaceful holiday in Dorset. We offer luxurious pet friendly accommodation in all sizes, being able to cater to romantic getaways and larger family gatherings in our sumptuous lodges.

So why not book your pet friendly holiday at Wareham Forest and explore our list of dog friendly pubs in Poole?

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Take a romantic break away to the Devonshire Coastline and bring your puppy to explore the local area

Beach Cove Coastal Retreat is situated along the Cliffside of Hele Bay, offering stunning views from all angles, and is only a 2 minute walk to the Hele Bay Beach. The local area of Hele Bay Village and Ilfracombe town offer fabulous dog friendly pubs and restaurants to dine out at, no matter the weather! And with a number of our beautiful beach huts being dog friendly too, your furbaby doesn’t need to get left behind during your romantic getaway to the beach.

We have come up with our top 4 dog friendly pubs in Ilfracombe and we’re here to share these delightful eateries with you…

Note: all places below have the postcode and travel distance from Beach Cove

hele billy’s bar & restaurant


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Where: EX34 9QY / 4 minute walk away
This family run restaurant by Diana and Tony, offers delicious and healthy meals, created from locally sourced and fresh ingredients. Being close to Ilfracombe Harbour means freshly caught fish features heavily on the menu, but there is also plenty of variety, including home cooked ham, egg and chips, along with an ever changing ‘specials board’. Hele Billy’s is open every day from 12noon to 9pm, and has a wonderful beer garden to soak up the sun and enjoy a lovely meal or afternoon drink. Dogs are welcome in and outside of Hele Billy’s, so pop along and enjoy an afternoon at this dog friendly pub in Ilfracombe.

the pier brewery tap & grill


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Where: EX34 9EQ / 6 minute walk away
You’ll enjoy a whole host of grilled delights at The Pier and located right on the Ilfracombe Harbour means you can enjoy the outstanding views of the Bristol Channel, Irish Sea and even the Welsh Coastline. Enjoy a mouth-watering meal or relaxing evening drink on the ‘Poop Deck’ (beer garden) and soak up the atmosphere and sunshine, but if it’s a little chilly, snuggle up with your fur-baby in the cosy seating and warm up next to the classic log burner. Serving quality food, as well as the freshest catch of the day from local fishermen, with all dishes freshly made and healthy portions to fill all rumbling tummies! The fully stocked bar is home to a wide variety of local and international lagers or ciders to test your taste buds. There is also a full programme of live music events to enjoy throughout the year.

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Where: EX34 9ED / 5 minutes’ drive away
If you fancy a little 25 minute walk, pop to the George & Dragon for some delicious and traditional pub grub with a friendly atmosphere from this family run pub, by landlords Linda and Jonathan. Enjoy an evening out with your puppy and relax in the beautiful setting of Ilfracombe Harbour by testing your taste buds with wonderful homemade food, which is served every day, with the George & Dragon open every day from 11:30am to midnight. The pub also has a range of fun events all year round, including live music, pub quizzes and even spontaneous jam sessions.

the thatched inn


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Where: EX34 9PG / 16 minute walk away
Although dogs are not allowed inside, they are welcome in the beer garden of The Thatched Inn, so pop along to this 17th Century building during a sunny day for a delicious meal and refreshing beverage. The traditional pub grub offers something for everyone to eat, and all ingredients are locally produced, with the bar offering delicious real ales to wet your palate. The Thatched Inn was recently presented with the Muddy Stilettos Best Destination Pub in Devon 2017!


pet friendly holidays in Devon

Beach Cove Coastal Retreat offers the ideal place to base yourself to explore the local area, located on the Cliffside of Hele Bay you can enjoy spectacular views and only a 2 minute walk to the Hele Bay Beach from your doorstep. Each of our one-of-a-kind beach huts sleeps two people, with a number of them being pet friendly and some even offering hot tubs to soak up the Devonshire Coastline views from your private decking.

Discover all that Ilfracombe has to offer, from the fascinating Ilfracombe Museum, historic Victorian Beaches Tunnels, to the fabulous Hele Corn Mill & Tea Room for a delicious afternoon tea date. Most places in and around Ilfracombe are pet friendly, and with our top 5 list above, you can enjoy a wonderful meal out in the local area at one of the dog friendly pubs in Ilfracombe.

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