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dog-friendly holidays & accommodation UK

If you’re searching for a pet-friendly holiday break in the UK, look no further than Darwin Escapes…

A family holiday isn’t complete unless the “whole” family comes along. Darwin Escapes have a range of stunning holiday parks and resorts across the UK which offer exceptional pet-friendly self-catering accommodation.

Don’t leave your four-legged best friend behind when you go on holiday, bring them along – we’re sure there will be wagging tails when they see our fabulous dog-friendly caravans and lodges.

Darwin Escapes’ pet-friendly holiday homes offer a first class experience for everyone, with Wi-Fi, modern kitchens and cosy lounges; some even boast private outdoor hot tubs (for the two-legged members of the party!).

The on-site facilities at many of our resorts are also specifically designed for the needs of our dog loving customers at many of our pet friendly holiday parks. Our 5 star Hawkchurch Resort & Spa in Devon for instance has its own woodland dog walking route on its extensive countryside grounds. Prefer to stay somewhere up North? Then you could head to Keswick Reach Lodge Retreat which has recently been named the Best Large Holiday Park in Britain by Hoseasons and take advantage of the dog washing facilities to make sure that your furry companion doesn’t drop the contents of the surrounding woodlands around your luxury lodge.

You can explore the full range of destinations in our portfolio around the UK which are part of our Yappy Days Holidays offering to find the perfect destination that ALL the family are welcome to attend.

pet-friendly holidays in the Lake District

The Lake District is one of the most popular holiday destinations in the UK, with stunning scenery and beautiful walking routes, attracting thousands of people from across the UK and beyond each year. The natural splendor of the area makes it the perfect location for dog-friendly holidays.

We have taken this into account with Thanet Well Lodge Retreat, which is located close to Greystoke Forest, and ideally situated to allow full exploration of everything the Lake District and Cumbria have to offer. There are various pet-friendly attractions in the area around our Penrith resort, including Coniston Water and Scafell Pike, the highest mountain in England!

Another resort in a portfolio that is ideal for anyone looking for luxury Lake District holidays with dogs is Keswick Reach Lodge Retreat. The resort is located just down the road from Derwent Water which features a range of different walking routes through both woodlands and also along the lake itself. This is just one of the many popular walking routes in the area surrounding the resort.

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pet & dog-friendly holidays in Somerset

If you are looking for pet friendly holidays in Somerset, we have two locations to choose from, both with very different offerings.

One option is Bath Mill Lodge Retreat which is the perfect alternative to a Bath city break, being located just a couple of miles outside of the city centre in the beautiful Somerset countryside. This means you can enjoy peace and tranquillity on our resort, but also have easy access to the many attractions Bath has to offer, with a short walk route along Newton Brook which leads directly into the city. Our dog friendly accommodation in Bath has to be seen to be believed, and your furry friends are sure to love the short scenic walk directly into the city as much as their owners.

Another option is the 5 Star rated Cheddar Woods Resort & Spa which is a stones throw away from Cheddar Gorge. There are various dog friendly attractions in the local area including Cheddar Reservoir, which is just across from the resort and also a challenging three mile long walk to the top of the Lookout Tower at Cheddar Gorge.

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pet-friendly holidays in Cornwall

You can also enjoy pet friendly holidays in Cornwall with Darwin Escapes, at our Piran Meadows Resort, which very much has a family vibe. There is something for people of all ages, with outdoor splash zones, activity programmes, indoor swimming pools, gymnasium and even our own bowling alley. Pets will also be kept active here with the resort just a short drive from the gorgeous Newquay Beach. There are also various coastal walking paths to be taken advantage of around the resort, so you will never run out of things to do with your pet.

Alternatively, you could stay at Mullion Cove Coastal Retreat which is all about peace and relaxation. This resort is one of the UK’s most southerly parks, being located on the stunning Lizard Peninsula, and there are various scenic walking routes to be explored with your pet in the South Cornwall area.

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pet-friendly holiday breaks in Surrey

If it is scenic walks you are interested in, then there are also options in Surrey at Tilford Woods Lodge Retreat. Located in the Surrey countryside, there are various scenic walking routes in and around the area. There are also many visitor attractions in the nearby Farnham, where dogs are welcome including Waverly Abbey and the Pride of the Valley sculpture park.

The humans will also be delighted with the accommodation at Tilford Woods, which consists of luxurious log cabin style holiday lodges some of which have their own private saunas and hot tubs. With under floor heating coming as standard in all lodges, your log cabin will be the perfect place to curl up and unwind after a long day of exploring with your dog.

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Isle of Wight pet-friendly accommodation

There are also countless pet friendly visitor attractions to be taken advantage of in the Isle of Wight including Catherine’s Oratory, Carisbrooke Castle and much more. We have two resorts on the Isle of Wight called Woodside Bay Lodge Retreat and Woodside Coastal Retreat which are ideally situated close to many of the attractions on the island.

If you stay at either resort which are in close proximity to one another, you and your pet will have unrivalled access to a shingle beach where you can unwind and escape from the stresses and strains of everyday life. This really is a stand out feature for anyone looking for dog friendly holidays.

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dog-friendly holidays in North Wales

Your dog will love the miles of golden sands which run alongside our 5 star rated Talacre Beach Resort in North Wales. This is the perfect seaside destination on the North Wales coastline, with easy access to a plethora of pet friendly attractions in the local area.

As well as the beach, there is plenty for the human members of the holiday party to do on park too with our class leading facilities including an indoor swimming pool, gymnasium, steam room, and sauna Your evenings are also covered on park in our clubhouse where we have an entertainment programme with something for all of the family.

We have a number of pet friendly static caravans which are available to hire at this resort, all of which are fully equipped for self catering with full kitchens and utensils. You are sure to be warm and comfortable at any time of the year when you stay at Talacre Beach Resort.

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pet-friendly caravan parks in the UK

If you are looking for pet-friendly caravan parks, then we have another static caravan park to take into consideration set in North Cornwall’s Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Our Sandymouth Holiday Resort offers the perfect compromise for those that can’t choose between a seaside holiday or a rural location. Sandymouth boasts uninterrupted mile-long views of the coastline which is known for its golden sandy beaches.

There is very much a family vibe to this park, with daily activities arranged for children overseen by our very own Charlie Bear. There are also facilities that the whole family can take advantage of including a crazy golf course and football field.

For all of our lodge and caravans holidays, we have teamed up with our trusted booking partner Hoseasons, and provide holidays just through them. So you know you’re in safe hands and can book with confidence when you get to that Hoseasons booking page. Hoseasons are our only authorised booking partner of caravans and lodges with Darwin Escapes at all of our resorts (excluding Dundonald Links which is able to be booked through selected golf tour operators, Triangle Travel and Barhead Travel).

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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Our resorts in England and Wales are open. Please note, the opening times for all facilities and bistros/restaurants are subject to change throughout the 2021 season. All visitors and guests are asked to follow all government advice relating to Covid-19 whilst at our resorts.

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