Going away, whether its for a week or a weekend is a nice treat for all the family, and that includes mans best friend. The great thing about holidaying in the UK is that you dont need a pet passport or various provisions to take your dog away with you. Dorset Hideaways has many properties suitable for dogs in Dorset, with many nearby places you can explore and enjoy together.
Days out for dogs in Dorset
Blandford Forum Blandford Forumis a popular destination for dogs in Dorset, with people visiting from far and wide to explore its attractive Georgian architecture and variety of shops. Famous as a market town, there are different cafes, restaurants, pubs and more so you can spend a long lazy day here or pass through as part of your tour of Dorset. Where to stay:The Old Rectoryis a wonderfully luxurious property that will be perfect for your Dorset stay. Located in Winterborne Stickland, it's just a short drive or walk from Blandford and has everything you need to enjoy a group visit. Dogs will love the spacious gardens and youll love the swimming pool and spacious rooms. Portland Museum Dogs are welcome at thePortland Museum, which is located in Church 'Ope Cove near the Jurassic Coast. See the ancient remains of Old St. Andrews Church and Arrow Castle and discover fascinating accounts of shipwrecks, fossils, archaeology and more. Its a lovely day out for all the family, and offers many things for your dog to explore too! Where to stay:Jasmine Cottagehas room for up to 8 and dogs will also receive a warm welcome. Located in Osmington which is just a short drive from the Portland Museum, you and your party will love the traditional look of this stone cottage as well as its modern interior. With excellent spaces for dining, a lovely garden and room for relaxing during your visit, its the ideal base to discover the joys of Dorset. Upton Country Park Upton Country Parkis one of the largest parklands in Dorset, with a great mix of over 130 acres of woodland and coastline. Dogs are able to explore the park with you, with many spaces allowing them off the lead. As one of the most dog-friendly areas in Dorset you can take part in some dog training or enjoy some afternoon tea in the tea rooms. Where to stay:Apple Cottagein Wimborne has an excellent garden for your pooch to play in, with space for up to 6 which makes it ideal for families and groups. Just a short drive from Upton Park, you can set out for the day and discover all this wonderful park has to offer. Moors Valley County Park A day out toMoors Valley Country Parkis one that everyone will enjoy. Inside the park youll find a popular dog-walking trail that spans 16.5 miles along the old railway lines of Southampton. The caf inside the park welcomes dogs as well, while youll find plenty of spaces to enjoy a picnic outdoors with your dog by your side. Where to stay:An ideal property for small families,Plum Cottagein Wimborne is a charming cottage and less than 20 minutes drive from Moors Valley Country Park. It offers beautiful views, a spacious garden and everything else you could need to relax during your weekend getaway with the dog. The Royal Oak One of the best things about weekend getaways in the country is the chance to relax and enjoy a pub lunch as well as a drink or two, with various options whatever the weather.The Royal Oak in Milborne St Andrewis a family-run pub that will offer a warm welcome to you and your dog. Give their pies a try and dont forget that there are takeaway options too if youd like to take something to eat back at your self-catering property. Where to stay:The Royal Oak is located along the A354 making it a great stopping point during your Dorset visit.The Old Chapelis a wonderfully restored self-catering Dorset property that will offer plenty of comfort during your stay. The interior has been completely transformed into a luxury property that is sure to leave you feeling refreshed after your break. The Dinosaur Museum One of Britains only dinosaur museums, DorsetsDinosaur Museumalso opens its doors to well-behaved dogs. Its a great day out for the kids who can see actual-size dinosaur reconstructions and learn more about these amazing prehistoric creatures. One of Dorsets most popular attractions, its certainly worth a visit whilst youre here. Where to stay: You can access the Dinosaur Museum easily fromNorth End Farmhouse, one of our largest Dorset properties that sleeps between 12-14. If youre planning a large family or group getaway, this magnificent property will offer everything you need to make it a trip to remember. Located in Bridport, youll be in close proximity to many top Dorset towns so make sure you see as much as you can during your visit.
Guidance for bringing dogs to Dorset
Its great that youre bringing your four-legged friend along for the holiday, but its important to adhere to any rules regarding dogs in Dorset that you come across -particularly on beaches. As well as making sure that you clean up after them at your property and when youre out and about, you should always pay attention to signs that either dont allow dogs, or insist that they be kept on a lead the entire time. Not all families you may meet on your travels will be dog-friendly, so bear in mind that you may need to take your dog elsewhere at times. Youll find many local shops that will sell supplies for your dog to enjoy during their stay, whilst were sure the local butchers can provide a nice treat or two as well! As one of the most dog-friendly parts of the UK, Dorset is very accommodating towards dog owners. With a range of things to do including museums, parks and coastal walks, youll find a number of activities you can enjoy with the whole family, meaning you don't have to worry about leaving them behind. View ourfull selection of properties that welcome dogs in Dorset, and enjoy exploring all that Dorset has to offer.