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Dog and pet friendly holidays

We know your dog is part of the family and we know that dogs love forests. That’s why we welcome pets and it’s why half our cabins - and our team - are pet-friendly. A Forest Holiday is the perfect pet-friendly UK holiday.

Up to 4 pets can stay in our pet-friendly cabins

A holiday your dog will love

When your pet is part of the family, it’s only right that they come on holiday with you. That’s why all our locations are pet-friendly. 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.

Here in the forest 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.

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For breaks 1 June 2020 - 27 August 2020

Book your break with just £50 or 10% deposit whichever is greater. There's no promo code needed as this offer will be automatically applied to your basket!

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7 August - 3 October 2019

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From price based on a 4-night break in a Silver Birch 2 bed cabin at Ardgartan Argyll, Scotland on 30 September 2019.
Pet-friendly holiday cabins with hot tubs

Cosy cabins where pets are welcome

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 cabins will lull them into happy dreams.

And with half of our log cabins now pet-friendly, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Bring up to four pets per cabin - it’s usually dogs but other pets are welcome too, and it’s £15 per pet, per night. 


Pet-friendly locations

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.


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Pet-friendly attractions near to our locations

There are plenty of dog-friendly holiday activities 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.


Doggy gallery

Our four-legged friends enjoying their breaks!

We love to see your pets enjoying their Forest Holidays break. Take a look at our Doggy Gallery to see how much fun our four-legged guests are having and send your snaps to woof@forestholidays.co.uk* - don't forget to include their name and where you stayed.

*We may use your photos for marketing purposes, including on our website, official social media channels, and within other advertisements. If you don’t want us to, that’s no problem, just tell us when you submit your photos.


Watch our video about pet-friendly holidays

Pet-friendly holidays on our Forestipedia blog

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