When the clouds begin to clear and the sun starts to shine, we all start to consider how we’re going to spend the summer with our families. When you have kids — and especially a dog — organising a holiday that suits everyone can seem quite difficult. But, there are plenty of children- and dog-friendly breaks available to you.
To help you out, we’ve put together five staycation ideas that your entire family will love — including your pet! Read on to find out more.
If you want to leave the hustle and bustle of daily life behind, but don’t fancy sleeping on the floor in a tent you’ve hastily assembled, glamping might be the perfect choice for you. Glamping — or “glamorous camping” — offers you, your family, and your dog the chance to spend time surrounded nature. But, you won’t have to give up the luxuries you’re used to, like a comfortable bed and running water.
Canopy & Stars allows you to search for dog- and family-friendly glamping holidays in both the UK and mainland Europe.
Motorhome road trip
If you would like to take a lot of your home comforts on holiday with you, and prefer to be in complete control of what you do and where you stay every night, a motorhome road trip is ideal. Plus, you won’t have any trouble with finding dog-friendly accommodation along the way.
If you’re only planning of one-off trip, you can rent a motorhome. But, if you’re interested in making family road trips a regular thing, buying one could be more cost effective. Just ensure that it is adequately insured, and that you take out a motorhome warranty, which is available for as little as £19 a month from MB&G Direct.
Log cabin staycation
Spending a few nights in a log cabin is the perfect option if your family is particularly outdoorsy. Most of the UK’s cabins are located in rural or woodland areas, which means they offer plenty for you to explore with your kids and dog. Plus, many of them come with their own private hot tubs, which you can enjoy after a long day of hiking and wildlife-spotting.
Whether you would like to spend a few nights in a treehouse, or want to enjoy a luxury cabin with your family and pet, Forest Holidays will allow you to book the perfect stay almost anywhere in the UK.
More than two million people take a caravan holiday each year. Their rise in popularity is down to the fact that caravanning is relatively affordable, and there are more than 3,000 caravan parks scattered across the UK. So, if you have a holiday destination in mind but are struggling to find family- and dog-friendly accommodation, research the local caravan sites — there’s bound to be one for you.
These days, caravan sites are essentially holiday parks that offer a great range of facilities, activities, and entertainment.
When the sun is shining, there’s nothing better than taking a trip to the beach with your family and dog. So, why not book a short staycation in one of the UK’s beautiful seaside towns?
Seafront resorts offer a lot to enjoy, from fun fairs and arcades, to quirky ice cream parlours and fantastic fish and chip shops. Plus, a lot of the coast’s B&Bs, restaurants, and pubs are kid- and dog-friendly. So, a seaside stay is perfect for the whole family.
If you’re looking to plan the perfect holiday for your entire family (dog included) there are plenty of options available to you. Whether you choose to spend a couple of nights in a treehouse, or reserve a caravan for the week, you’ll be sure to have a fantastic time away. Enjoy!