Today I am presenting to you the top five camping sites in the UK that are dog-friendly. Some I have even tried and tested myself. We are a family of campers and the dog in my main image belongs to my Nephew. Cute isn’t he?
Without further ado, here is my list
Waldegraves Family Holiday Park
Mersea Island, Colchester
We stayed here last September along with Reggie the dog and found it to be a great choice for our last camping trip of 2016.There is tons to do for kids including outdoor swimming pools in which I will cover in another post but also lots to keep dogs entertained too. The site is literally on the beach which makes for good walks along the coastal path. Dog bins are provided everywhere and the park is clean. During the month of August there will be a companion dog show to look forward too. More details on their website.
Gullivers Camp Site
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Another campsite that we were lucky enough to stay at in 2016. You can read a review here , linked from my lifestyle blog. We pitched right by the park and took our own dog who is just a small cockapoo. The weather was glorious during the early summer and I was able to place her crate outside the tent and let her laze in the shade after a long walk. Gullivers is situated in a great part of the UK for dog walking. The campsite is surrounded by lakes and parks which are ideal for strolling. A walking path alongside the canal also circles the campsite. There is a lot to do in this region of the county for families too.
Isle Of Wight
Whitefield is on my list of places to camp for many reasons. The Isle of Wight is a beautiful place for families to explore and I am happy to hop on the ferry with my pet and her passport and pitch up in the surrounding of idyllic settings for a week. I hear the amenities are outstanding and the trip advisor reviews are excellent. You can find Whitefield by checking out the camping and caravanning club website.
*Award winning family run campsite*
“we are unique to the Isle of Wight with our forest setting and individual terraced pitches. We’re located near Ryde and are perfectly placed to enable you to fully explore the Island either by car, bus or on foot. The local bus service is a 5-minute walk down to the main road allowing visitors to drive less and see more. We offer a mix of spacious all weather hard standing pitches with some pitch upgrades available and traditional grass pitches, all of which include electric hook up. Our amenities block is centrally heated and includes disabled facilities and family rooms with baby changing facilities, dishwashing areas, washing machine and tumble dryer. We have an excellent play area set in the forest, a woodland walk around the forest and a squirrel hide within the forest where you can see red squirrels native to the Island”
I have featured a holiday park for those that have families or like a bit of on-site entertainment. Dorset has a host of varying attractions just waiting to be explored along with the Jurassic coast. Fresh water beach offers swimming by day, walks along the coast and all-star entertainment in the dance hall by night. Remember to leave your dog with a sitter though and not unattended.
Another great campsite I can wholly recommend is Holmsley in the heart of the new forest. Surrounded by acres and acres of woodland there are ample opportunities for family walks with your pooch and plenty of fresh air. Admittedly the campsite is a little on the quiet side for kids but the beach is just a ten-minute drive away.
You can check out the antics of our camping weekend in the New Forest here on our you tube channel