Discover Dog Friendly Days out Across the UK
At The Camping and Caravanning Club dogs camp for free on our Club Sites. Whether you’re a member or thinking about joining, you’ll never be asked to pay a pitch night fee for your pup.
Places to take your dog for the day
Sidmouth Donkey Sanctuary, Devon
The sanctuary in Sidmouth is open year round, is free to visit and is home to hundreds of friendly donkeys. Well behaved dogs on leads are welcome on the working farm.
Drive time: 23 minutes from Charmouth Club Site
Buckinghamshire Railway Centre
Being one of the largest collections of steam locomotives in the UK, Buckinghamshire Railway Centre welcomes dogs on leads both on the site and in the trains. Parking is free, toilets are available and accessibility is good making this an ideal location for a dog-friendly day out.
Drive time: 35 minutes from Oxford Club Site
Windermere Lake Cruises
Cruise England’s Largest Lake, stopping off where you choose with your four-legged friend in tow. Well behaved dogs, kept on a lead are free to travel on all Windermere Lake Cruises and they even get their own doggy ticket. Most of the attractions the boats stop off at are also dog-friendly.
Drive time: Short walk from Braithwaite Fold Club Site
Nine Ladies Stone Circle, Derbyshire
With no car park, you’ll need to park in a lay by just off the road and embark on a 700m walk to reach this small early Bronze Age stone circle. The stones are traditionally believed to depict nine ladies turning to stone as a penalty for dancing on a Sunday. A great dog walk.
Drive time: 14 minutes from Bakewell Club Site
Inveraray Jail, Argyll
Take your pooch with you to experience what life was like in this 19th-century jail. Take a seat alongside the witnesses in the County Courtroom and listen to extracts from actual trials held in this room over 150 years ago. Dogs are welcome to explore the jail for free.
Drive time: 46 minutes from Luss Club site
Battle of Hastings Grounds, Sussex
Explore the famous battlegrounds where the fate of England was decided in 1066. Dogs on leads are permitted in all outside areas, perfect for the audio tour around the grounds. The outdoor benches offer a great area for a picnic with your dog.
Drive time: 26 minutes from Normans Bay Club Site
Milky Way Adventure Park, Devon
This park's mission is to make sure the entire family, including your four-legged friend, has a fun day out. With a Cosmic Typhoon roller-coaster, mini golf, archery and much more you’re sure to find something to do. Dogs on leads are welcome everywhere apart from the indoor play areas and bird of prey centre.
Drive time: 35 minutes from Umberleigh Club Site
Kenilworth Castle, Warwickshire
This medieval fortress was home to royalty and central to English history. Climb the tower built to court Elizabeth I and explore the beautiful Elizabethan gardens, lost for almost 400 years before they were restored. Dogs on leads are welcome to visit the castle.
Drive time: 32 minutes from Kingsbury Club Site
Old Sarum, Wiltshire
Pack a picnic for you and your pooch and explore the remains of this Iron Age fortification. The Iron Age Hillfort Is made up of two earth banks separated by a large ditch dating back to 400BC. There are 29 acres to explore on foot, with fantastic views of the Wilshire countryside.
Drive time: 4 minutes from Salisbury Club Site
Donnington Castle, Derby
Visit the remains of the 14th-century castle, once visited by both Henry VIII and Elizabeth I. Today you can see the remains of large defences, once in place to protect the castle and gatehouse. Dogs on leads are welcome to explore.
Drive time: 31 minutes from Postern Hill
Hailes Abbey, Gloucestershire
Explore the grounds of the ancient abbey with your four-legged friend in tow before heading into the museum to discover the stories of medieval monks who once inhabited the abbey. Make use of the free audio guide on your walk around the grounds.
Drive time: 10 minutes from Winchcombe Club Site
Rural Life Centre, Surrey
The Rural Life Centre is a collection of artefacts showcasing the best in agricultural history. There are a number of exhibits to visit including a non-functional playground, a village hall and a shepherd’s hut. Your dog will be treated as part of the family provided they’re well behaved and on a lead.
Drive time: 35 minutes from Horsley Club Site
Isle of Wight Steam Railway
Take a ride on one of the vintage steam trains at the Isle of Wight Railway and see some of the islands stunning countryside. This is a great day out for the whole family with all day rover tickets available for your four-legged friend.
Drive time: 18 minutes from Adgestone Club Site
The Lost Gardens of Heligan, Cornwall
Twenty-five years ago, Heligan’s historic gardens were unknown and unseen; lost under a tangle of weeds. It was only the chance discovery of a door in the ruins that led to the restoration of this once great estate. Dogs are welcome to visit the gardens but must remain on a lead all times.
Drive time: 19 minutes from Veryan Club Site
Dunure Castle, Ayrshire
Dunure Castle stands tall above the bay below. In August 1563, Mary Queen of Scots stayed at Dunure for three days. By the mid-1700s, the castle had become a ruin and has been left in the same state ever since. The grounds make a great place to take your dog, however, you may want to keep them on a lead due to the cliff-edge on which the castle stands.
Drive time: 11 minutes from Culzean Castle
Bala Lake railway, North Wales
Take a trip through the stunning surroundings of Snowdonia National Park with your dog in tow for a small fee. The narrow gauge steam trains allow for excellent views of the lake and the stunning surroundings.
Drive time: 17 minutes from Bala Club Site
The East Anglia Transport Museum
This open-air museum near the Suffolk allows you to immerse yourself in nostalgia as the streets lead you through a tour of trains, trams and buses from yesteryear. Dogs are welcome at the museum and are even allowed on the vehicles.
Drive time: 10 minutes from Kessingland Club Site
Barnard Castle, County Durham
Barnard Castle was built during the latter half of the 12th century and is set high on a rock above the River Tees. There is plenty of space for kids and dogs on leads to explore. There are picnic benches and a small selection of snacks and drinks available.
Drive time: 7 minutes from Barnard Castle Club Site
Muncaster Castle, Cumbria
This reputedly haunted castle is a 13th-century family home and commands lower Eskdale from its vantage point above the Ravenglass estuary. Muncaster Gardens stretches over 70 acres of wild woodland and is a great place to walk your dog.
Drive time: 4 minutes from Ravenglass Club Site
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