Planning a dog friendly staycation

Planning a dog friendly staycation

Finding a staycation that meets your needs can be difficult enough without the addition of your four legged friend! At Ream Hills holiday park, we offer relaxing, dog friendly breaks so no one needs to be left behind. In this blog, we’ll help you with planning a dog friendly staycation.

Dog friendly holidays

If you’re planning on bringing your furry friend along for the family fun, you’ll need to ensure that the accommodation you choose is actually dog friendly. If you choose to stay with us, we have a selection of dog friendly accommodation options, including our luxury Pawprint Chalet and even our Glamping Pods, which can sleep between 4 and 6 guests.

These three accommodation options are suitable for up to 2 well behaved dogs and we request that you keep all animals off the beds and furniture to avoid damage. You can view our Pet Policy for more information on our dog friendly stays and the breeds of dogs we accept.

But, it’s not just about the accommodation, wherever you choose to visit, you’ll have to make sure there are plenty of walking routes and restaurants nearby that will accept dogs too. Don’t worry, we’ll help you with planning a dog friendly staycation.

We would recommend conducting research into dog friendly attractions and pet friendly places to eat. This way, all the family can enjoy the holiday!

Places to walk

Spring fed lake

We know that you’ll be keen to explore the local area during your visit and perhaps even more so if you’re bringing your dog along too. We have a beautiful spring fed lake that looks impressive all year round. Whether you’re an early bird even in the winter and you fancy a frosty walk or you prefer a slow stroll in the afternoon sun, our lake is the perfect walking route. We do request that all dogs are kept on leads when walking around the holiday park to ensure the safety and comfort of other guests.

Beacon Fell

If you’ve brought the car along, you may want to travel to Beacon Fell, a popular walking route and nature reserve for people of all ages! We are located just 18 miles from Beacon Fell so you won’t have to travel too far to enjoy the great outdoors and spot some impressive wildlife.

Blackpool’s sandy beaches

We’re also very close to the sandy beaches of Blackpool, a great place to tire out those furry friends! Just make sure that you adhere to the beach rules when letting your dog off the lead and ensure that you remain vigilant during your visit. When having a dog friendly staycation, it’s important to check local guidance. It’s also a good idea to avoid the beach at certain times as it can become incredibly hot during the summer months.

Places to eat

When planning the perfect dog friendly staycation, it can be difficult to find dog friendly pubs. Lucky for you, by staying with us in Blackpool, you’ll be close to our dog friendly local pub. The Eagle at Weeton is located just over a mile away from our impressive holiday park, making it a great place to stop off for food and drinks after a long day exploring.

Self catering holiday homes

Alternatively, all of our options are self catering and all dog friendly holiday accommodation options come with either a fully equipped kitchen or a smaller kitchen area including essentials such as a sink, fridge, microwave, toaster and kettle. All kitchen areas include cutlery and crockery, so you don’t need to worry about packing up the whole kitchen when you stay with us!

Of course, don’t forget your dog’s normal food, food and water bowls and treats to keep your dog healthy and happy during your holiday.

At the park

After you’ve spent the day exploring the local area, you’ll no doubt want to relax and rewind. If you’ve selected the Pawprint Chalet, you’ll have access to your very own private hot tub near Blackpool. Why not hop in and enjoy the sunset while your lovely dog snoozes in your secure outdoor garden area?

Make sure that you do not leave your dog unattended during your trip and you may want to consider keeping the windows open to keep your pooch cool. You will have access to fresh water to keep your dog hydrated during your trip.

Top tips for planning a stress free, dog friendly holiday

  • Before visiting, you should ensure that your dog’s microchip details are up to date.
  • Don’t forget to bring your dog’s bed and favourite bedding such as blankets, you’d be surprised how much it can make a place feel like home. You’ll also want to pack your dog’s favourite toys.
  • Consider bringing a spare lead in case your current lead breaks.
  • Bring an old towel in case you have to deal with some muddy paws.
  • Ensure that your dog has had relevant worm treatments.
  • Ensure that you take your dog on regular walks during your visit to allow them to stretch their legs. Avoid walking for long periods of time and especially during the hottest parts of the day.
  • It’s a good idea to plan ahead during your stay to ensure that your four legged friends are comfortable and have everything they need.
  • Don’t forget to pack plenty of poo bags!

We know it can feel like there’s loads to think about but dog owners shouldn’t worry, ultimately if you’re after the perfect dog friendly staycation, you just need to make sure you have everything to look after both you and your dog on holiday. There’s plenty of local attractions to enjoy.

Book your stay with us at Ream Hills Holiday Park and plan your petaway in Lancashire!