It may be the Year of the Monkey but, thanks to all of the exciting, one-of-a-kind experiences available to Britain’s dog lovers, 2016 could be the best year yet for dogs across the UK. From world famous walks to action packed activities, there’s plenty for families to look forward to and with so many dog-friendly destinations and attractions scattered across the country, your pooch will be spoilt for choice!
Dog Lovers Get Packing!
If you want to make 2016 the Year of the Dog, pack up and take a trip to some of the UK’s biggest and best attractions for the whole family to enjoy.
Dog lovers from far and wide make their pilgrimage to Northumberland every year, in pursuit of the county’s many pet-friendly beaches, local attractions and restaurants. Boasting 39 miles of unspoilt coastline, this breath taking region is a pleasure to explore and gives dogs ample room to run around the Great British coast and countryside, while you marvel at the Northumberland’s incredible natural beauty.
Dog-friendly beaches are a mainstay of Northumberland life, with Alnmouth, Bamburgh and Holy Island all welcoming families and their four-legged friends. And when you’re ready to take on some tourist hotspots, you’ll find formidable fortresses in abundance. Both Dunstanburgh and Warkworth castle are popular options for family holidays, with dogs welcome as long as they’re kept on a lead.
Once your day of exploration is over, the whole family can settle down for the night in one of the many dog-friendly cottages in Northumberland. Having all the amenities of home, and easy access to the region’s huge range of first class local attractions.
You won’t get further west than Cornwall! Situated on England’s rugged southwestern tip, and renowned for its combination of wild moorland and sandy beaches. This Celtic kingdom is a dog’s paradise with ample opportunity to explore the renowned coastline and a huge variety of pet-friendly activities on offer.
When it comes to activities you and your four-legged friend can both enjoy, Cornwall is an ideal destination. Every Wednesday, dog lovers gather together at Cafe Mylor in West Cornwall for the weekly dog walk. Starting the day with a lovely hot breakfast, before heading out to explore the area’s scenic shores with their dogs in tow. Trebah Gardens is another must visit, with designated doggie tables and water bowls to make sure your pet also gets a chance to relax and refresh.
If you’re looking for a taste of Cornwall’s local cuisine and don’t want your dog to miss out, pay a visit to the Falmouth Bay Seafood Cafe. This restaurant is based in Truro and serves up top-notch local produce with well-behaved dogs on leads welcome at lunchtime.
Full to the brim with picturesque villages and market towns, Cheshire is a wonderful destination for families and their dogs. Offering some of the finest rural walks in the UK. Chester’s Roman Amphitheatre is the largest in Britain, and dogs on leads are welcome to come along for this trip through time.
The countdown to Cheshire’s 2016 DogFest has begun! With activities, masterclasses and dog-friendly entertainment on the agenda this June. This “paw-fect day out for dog lovers” promises fun, action and, most importantly of all, an opportunity for families to spend some quality time with their dog. Buy your tickets online and head to Arley Hall & Gardens in Northwich to be a part of it.
With so many dog-friendly holidays available in 2016, and a number of unique activities scattered throughout the UK, it won’t be hard to make this year your dog’s favourite yet.