A Beginners Guide to Dog Friendly Holidays

Embarking on a holiday with your four-legged friend can be a delightful and rewarding experience. Travelling with your dog allows you to create lasting memories and share new adventures. To ensure that both you and man’s best friend have a fantastic time, it’s important to plan a dog-friendly holiday. 

In this beginner’s guide, we’ll provide you with valuable tips and advice for a wonderful holiday with your canine companion at Epworth Fields.

Choose the Right Destination

When planning a dog-friendly holiday, the first step is to select a destination that welcomes dogs. There are many dog-friendly accommodations and attractions across UK cities and towns. Websites and apps like Dog Friendly or BringFido can help you find suitable destinations.

Dog-Friendly Accommodations

Select accommodations that cater to dogs. Look for a pet-friendly accommodation, such as Epworth Fields. Booking in advance is advisable as pet-friendly accommodations tend to fill up quickly.

Plan Activities

Plan dog-friendly activities, in advance of going on your dog-friendly holiday. Research dog-friendly beaches, parks, and hiking trails in the area – there are plenty of things to do around Epworth. Many places require dogs to be on a lead, so make sure you have a suitable leash with you. 

Travel Comfortably

When travelling to your accommodation and then any subsequent attractions whilst on your holiday, you should keep your dog comfortable during the journey. Steps that can be actioned to ensure your furry pet is content in their travels include:

Be Mindful of Local Rules

Respect local regulations for dogs, including leash laws, waste disposal, and any specific dog-friendly areas. Always clean up after your dog, and be considerate of others.

Health and Safety

Depending on where you visit, you may need to take preventive measures, such as flea and tick control – this is especially important when you visit rural areas where your dog may run through open or farm fields. We also recommend that you ensure your dog is up-to-date on vaccinations for when it interacts with other dogs.

Adapt to Your Dog’s Needs

Understand your dog’s limitations and preferences. Some dogs may not enjoy crowded places, while others love socialising. Tailor your activities to your dog’s temperament.

Practice Good Etiquette

Be a responsible dog owner by ensuring your dog is well-behaved in public spaces. If your dog is not well-trained, consider taking obedience classes before your trip.

Pack Essentials

When packing for your dog-friendly holiday, there are many things that you will need to have with you. We recommend you bring the below dog-friendly holiday checklist:


A dog-friendly holiday can be an incredible experience for both you and your beloved pet. With careful planning and consideration, you can embark on a memorable adventure that strengthens your bond and allows you to explore new places together. By following this beginner’s guide, you’ll be well-prepared for an enjoyable and hassle-free dog-friendly holiday in the UK.

At Epworth Fields, we offer dog-friendly holidays. Contact us today or book your stay in North Lincolnshire’s beautiful countryside.