Dog friendly holidays & weekend breaks in the UK

Dog friendly holidays & weekend breaks in the UK

Muddy walks, forest adventures and cosy nights in

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Forest Holidays

Find a perfect dog friendly cottage for your next adventure

If you're looking for pet friendly holidays UK, then look no further. We know that dogs are a part of the family and that they love exploring the forest just as much as their humans do! That’s why all of our UK holiday locations offer dog friendly holidays for just an additional £15 per pet, per night. 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.

Pet friendly holiday locations

Sniff out your perfect dog friendly holiday at one of our stunning UK locations

Glentress Forest
New for winter 2024
Glentress Forest

Peebles

Ardgartan Argyll
Ardgartan Argyll

Loch Long

Beddgelert
Beddgelert

Snowdonia

Blackwood Forest
Blackwood Forest

Hampshire

Garwnant
Garwnant

Brecon Beacons

Deerpark
Deerpark

Cornwall

Cropton
Cropton

North Yorkshire

Delamere Forest
Delamere Forest

Cheshire

Forest of Dean
Forest of Dean

Gloucestershire

Keldy
Keldy

North Yorkshire

Strathyre
Strathyre

Ben Ledi

Sherwood Forest
Sherwood Forest

Nottinghamshire

Thorpe Forest
Thorpe Forest

Norfolk

 

 

A home from home to get their tail wagging

All our locations are pet-friendly and we welcome up to 4 pets per cabin

  • Dog friendly holiday cottages

    Dog friendly holiday cottages

    Our cabins offer trouble-free dog friendly cottages with hot tubs. Your outdoor decking is enclosed, meaning your pup can freely lounge around while you unwind completely. Time to sink into the hot tub and just...be.

    Spacious and comfy living areas

    Spacious and comfy living areas

    Rest easy knowing that your pets are welcome with us (psst...it’s purrfectly fine to bring feline friends too!). We’ll include welcome treats on arrival and there’s plenty of space for pets to get cosy in their favourite bed. 

    Situated in perfect locations

    Situated in perfect locations

    With proper countryside as your backdrop, our cabins are the perfect base for holidays with dogs. Don’t forget to ask a friendly team member about local dog-friendly walks, beaches and pubs.

Dog-friendly hideaway holidays

Dog-friendly hideaway holidays

The ultimate laid-back romantic break

Switch off from the world in a cosy cabin... Just you, your special someone and the dog.

Wake up to birdsong, explore the great outdoors and snuggle up by the log burner in your very own forest cabin. Psst... Our hideaway cabins are all newly renovated!

Ideas for your pet-friendly break

Find the ultimate staycation together

  • The ulti-mutt meal

    The ulti-mutt meal

    Get their tails wagging and pick up some paw-fect treats in the Forest Retreat, from canine caterer, Sir Woofchester’s. Doggos will love digging into delicious treat pots and dog bowls– there’s even a good pint of beer to lap up, too!

    Read our blog post

    Dog friendly beaches

    Dog friendly beaches

    What could be better than chasing waves on the beach? Discover our favourite dog-friendly beaches for you to explore. 

    Playtime at Forest of Dean

    Playtime at Forest of Dean

    Forest of Dean’s vast oak woodland is a dream for dogs (and humans). Choose a cabin in the open meadow or pick the woods for a more secluded spot.

    Outdoor adventures

    Outdoor adventures

    Get outdoors with our Forest Rangers on a Guided Nature Walk or an Ultimate Forest Survival session. Add some extra Forest Feeling with pet-friendly activities available to book via My account.

    In-cabin delivery

    In-cabin delivery

    Enjoy extra cuddly nights in with delicious food delivered straight to your cabin. Choose from pizza night packs, movie night treats, barbecue essentials, craft beers and lots more. 

    Pre-bookable bike hire

    Pre-bookable bike hire

    The freedom to explore the forest at your own pace (while the dog gets a good run too). Simply pre-book onlinecollect your bikes when you arrive and let the adventures begin.

Why you'll love pet-friendly holidays

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 location and we ask that you don’t leave them unaccompanied.

Pet-friendly locations and attractions

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; visit Forestipedia too, for dog friendly beaches and other dog friendly holiday ideas.

The paw-fect welcome

The paw-fect welcome

Spoil your smallest family member with our Doggy Hamper

Welcome them to the forest with a hamper full of favourites from Sir Woofchester’s.

Doggos can tuck into burger pots while the barbecue sizzles, or fill up on a relaxing roast as the family feasts. Then let them kick back with their own Bark Beer, play with their new toy and enjoy the good life!

Recommended food options for pet-friendly holidays

The Essentials Collection
£98
The Essentials Collection

Deluxe Welcome Hamper
£65
Deluxe Welcome Hamper

Burger Night Pack
From £28.50
Burger Night Pack

Pizza Night Pack
From £36
Pizza Night Pack

Nocturnal Adventure
from £10
Nocturnal Adventure

Archery
From £24
Archery

Air Rifle
From £24
Air Rifle

Adult bike hire
From £18
Adult bike hire

Premium Spa
From £155
Premium Spa

 

 

Find your Forest Feeling together 🐾

Tag us in your muddy walks and countryside rambles!
Dog enjoying the fire at Forest Holidays
Cockapoo enjoying Forest Holidays
Dog enjoying the cabin at Forest Holidays
Dog enjoying the hot tub at Forest Holidays
Dog exploring the nature at Forest Holidays
Dog relaxing at Forest Holidays
Dog and owner enjoying the outdoors at Forest Holidays
Cabin at Forest Holidays

  

Frequently asked questions

What pets are allowed in the Forest Holiday cabins?

Our pet-friendly cabins welcome well-behaved pets and many guests bring their dogs and house cats. Approximately half of our cabins at each location are pet-friendly and suitable for your furry friends. We just ask that they’re not left unattended in your cabin and dogs should be kept on leads when walking around location. Please note, pets should be included in your online check-in form.

How many dogs are allowed per cabin?

We know that pets are a part of the family, so we welcome up to four pets in each of our pet-friendly cabins. These are charged at £15 per pet, per night and allow your pet to enjoy your forest break with you.

Are dog bowls and beds provided?

As most pets have their own particular set up, we don’t provide bowls or beds so you’ll need to bring these with you. But don’t worry, there's plenty of space to make your pet feel right at home with their favourite things.

Are washing facilities provided?  

Stay in a pet-friendly White Willow Premium and a dog shower is included. Perfect for cleaning those muddy paws after exploring the forest. 

Are there any dog friendly places to visit nearby?

Our locations are surrounded by dog friendly places to visit. Check out our Forestipedia blog for inspiration or speak to a member of the team in the Forest Retreat, we’ll help you out with ideas and our top recommendations.