Dog friendly holidays & cottages

Muddy walks, forest adventures and cosy nights in

Looking for pet friendly holidays in the UK?

If you're looking for pet friendly holidays UK, then look no further. Whether you fancy roaming the North Yorkshire Moors, scampering around the mountains of Scotland or dining out at the UK’s best dog friendly pubs, your four-legged friend can be sure of a warm welcome at Forest Holidays. Don’t miss out, book your pet-friendly cabin today.

Why choose a pet-friendly holiday with us

A forest escape your four-legged friend will love

  • A warm welcome

    Around 60% of our cabins are pet friendly. Bring up to four pets per cabin (£15 per pet, per night) and enjoy doggy treats on arrival.

  • Dogs on-location

    Dine-in at the Forest Retreat and bring your dog too! Just remember to keep them on a lead around the cabins and in the forest.

  • Dog-friendly days out

    Ask our on-location team about pet-friendly walks, beaches, attractions, pubs, parks and more. They’re the people in the know when it comes to local gems.


Accommodation your four-legged friends will love!

If you're looking for dog friendly holiday cottages, we have you covered. All our locations are pet-friendly and we welcome up to 4 pets per cabin. From a warm welcome, to the doggy treats in your cabin, and the freedom to explore the UK's amazing forests, your pet will love you for bringing them along.

Pet friendly holidays in the forest provide the perfect setting and your dog will be in heaven, snuffling through the leaves, collecting sticks, splashing in streams and of course, finding every muddy puddle. If dogs could describe their idea of the perfect holiday, they would describe a Forest Holidays break.

Discover our pet-friendly locations

Pet friendly lodges with hot tubs

If you're looking for dog friendly accommodation our pet friendly lodges with hot tubs, are the perfect option for fuss-free holidays. After a day playing in the forest, your dog can rest safely on the enclosed decking of your cabin, keeping one eye open for forest creatures, while you relax in the hot tub.

As night falls, there is plenty of room in the cabin for your pet's bedding and favourite toys and the gentle warmth of the underfloor heating in some lodges will lull them into happy dreams. Pet friendly holidays have never been so easy. 

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Comfy living areas, spacious outdoor decking and plenty of space to relax

  • 1-10 guests
    4-5 bedrooms
    Golden Oak Treehouse

    A treehouse in the forest that sleeps up to 10 guests. Ideal for family get-togethers or a trip with friends.

    Hot tub

    Log burning stove

    Gas barbecue

  • 1-8 guests
    1-4 bedrooms
    Golden Oak

    Spend time together in nature, fire up the barbecue or enjoy downtime in the living area. Sleeps up to eight.

    Hot tub

    Log burning stove

    Gas barbecue

  • 1-6 guests
    2-3 bedrooms
    Silver Birch

    A cosy base for all your adventures with essentials for an easy holiday. Ideal for short breaks in the forest.

     

    Hot tub

Stress-free dog friendly holidays

When your pet is part of the family, it’s only right that they come on holiday with you. Dogs love to get outdoors and where better than in the middle of the forest! For stress-free pet friendly holidays, discover our top tips for taking your dog on holiday and how to travel with dogs. 

Pet-friendly attractions near our locations

With 11 locations to choose from across England, Scotland, and Wales you'll be spoilt for choice. With woodland to scamper through, beaches to explore, and streams to navigate, there is no better place to bring your dog. Discover our pick of the best dog-friendly beaches near our locations. 

If you're looking for inspiration, the Forest of Dean is renowned for its fantastic natural playground making it an ideal base for your next pet friendly holiday. Our dog friendly holiday cottages at Forest of Dean are split into two areas, choose from the seclusion of the woods, or the open meadow.

It‘s time to find your Forest Feeling...

Explore cities, mountains, coastlines, countryside and curate a pet-friendly family holiday that suits you. Soar above the treetops on a zip wire, tuck into pizza suppers under the stars and enjoy having the entire forest at your feet.

Ideas for pet-friendly breaks

Get their tail wagging on the ultimate getaway

  • In-cabin delivery

    Nights in call for our handy in-cabin delivery service. Choose from pizza night packs, movie night treats, barbecue essentials, craft beers, family feasts and lots more. Yum.

  • Pre-bookable bike hire

    Make the most of your time together with easy on-location bike hire. Simply pre-book online and collect your bikes when you arrive. A great way to explore the forest.

  • Outdoor adventures

    From guided nature walks and forest survival sessions to Forest Ranger experiences and afternoon tea, add some extra #ForestFeeling to your pet-friendly break with epic pre-bookable activities.

Add pet-friendly extras to your break

Pre-book a doggy hamper through your online account and we’ll make sure it’s waiting for you in your cabin when you arrive. Pawfect.

Dog treats are natural with no added salt, sugar, artificial colours or flavours. Made in the UK.

Find your #ForestFeeling together 🐾

Discover adventure in the forest and see the UK at its most spectacular all year round on your next family holiday.
Tag us in your muddy walks and countryside rambles!

See why our guests love a pet-friendly holiday!

What are you waiting for? Book your cabin today

Little things that make a big difference

We love dogs at Forest Holidays and welcome them with open arms; some of our Forest Rangers even have their own dogs at work with them. You can bring your dog into the Forest Retreat or let them rest at the drinking station while you get them some doggy treats from the shop. There are outdoor taps to wash the forest mud away after a long walk too, and many other little details to make life for you and your dog easier. You’ll understand that you must keep your dog on a lead around the cabins and we ask that you don’t leave them unaccompanied.

Pet-friendly attractions near our locations

There are plenty of dog-friendly things to do near to our locations, from forest trails to museums and even a jail! Inveraray Jail near to Ardgartan Argyll welcomes dogs, and they are welcome too in the bar and garden at our Strathyre local, The Lade Inn. In North Yorkshire, the Ryedale Folk Museum, a short drive from Cropton and Keldy, is dog-friendly and, at Sherwood Forest, you can take the dog to Hardwick Old Hall, an English Heritage property.

How about a trip on a steam train? Dogs are welcome at Dean Forest Railway in the Forest of Dean or the Bure Valley Railway in Norfolk, near Thorpe Forest, where they even have their own resident dog. In Hampshire, near Blackwood Forest, the South Downs offer miles of beautiful walks for you and your dog. At the Eden Project near Deerpark in Cornwall, dogs can enjoy the outdoor trails. This is just a flavour of the things you can do on a Forest Holiday with your dog; see our Forestipedia blogs too, for dog-friendly beaches and other dog-friendly holiday ideas.

Frequently asked questions

What pets are allowed in the Forest Holiday cabins?

We welcome pets, but please ensure that you book a pet-friendly cabin. Pets are charged at £15 per pet, per night and there is a maximum of four pets per cabin.

Pets cannot be left unattended in your cabin and dogs must be kept on a lead whilst walking around the location.

Please note, pets should be included in your online check-in form.

How many dogs are allowed per cabin?

Pets are charged at £15 per pet, per night and there is a maximum of four pets per cabin.

Are dog bowls and beds provided?

Dog bowls and beds are not provided, but there's plenty of space to bring your pets food bowl and favourite bed.

Are there any dog friendly places to visit nearby?

There's lots of dog friendly places to visit nearby all our locations. Visit are pet-friendly holidays page for inspiration, or ask the team on location for their top recommendations. 

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