17 /05/17

Where to weekend away with your dog this summer


icture this: a relaxing weekend outside of the city. No heat-stroke inducing tube rides. No standing in never-ending queues just to get your morning caffeine fix. Nothing but you and some quality time with your best four-legged friend. Yes, that's right - getting in a getaway with your dog this summer means some easy, quality time together.

Follow the CatDogFish team's guide to weekend-ing away with your pooch! While most of these activities and accommodations can be booked directly, PetsPyjamas offers an excellent pet concierge service for even more pet-friendly places to sleep, eat, and play on your summer holiday.

The Sea: Brighton

You need to work on your tan and dogs love water, so going to the beach is a no-brainer.

Where to stay

If you want to treat your dog and yo’self, The Grand Brighton is, well, grand. Airbnb also has a variety of properties that are dog-friendly, just make sure to turn on the ‘Pets Allowed’ filter.



What to do

Let your pup enjoy the sand between its paws and visit some of Brighton’s many dog-friendly beaches, just be wary of palm oil on the beach – it will ruin your dog’s day and your appetite if you’re picking up what your dog is putting down.



Where to eat

You know any restaurant that has the word dog in its name is going to be a winner. We recommend The Ginger Dog where dogs are welcome inside and out. If your dog is looking for more of a takeaway style meal, Snaffles Gourmet Dog Treats will definitely hit the spot.



"Please stop bothering me when I'm clearly trying to relax."

The Countryside: Bath

You’ll love the historic charm. Your dog will never run out of things to smell in Somerset. A win-win.

Where to stay

The Abbey Hotel and Ston Easton Park Hotel are dog-friendly and offer so many amenities for your pooch, you may find yourself wondering who’s paying the tab.



What to do

Finding something that you and your dog can do together will be a walk in the park, literally. We suggest the Royal Victoria Park.



Where to eat

Four Legged Fancies is a little off the beaten path, but well worth the trip for your pooch who will have some Pavlov style salivations at the large array of natural dog treats.



"Watch and learn: this is how you catch a frisbee."

The Wilderness: Snowdonia

It’s all about the breathtaking views for you, and your dog will enjoy the fact that it’s not the only one treating the great outdoors as a toilet.

Where to stay

Beddgelert Campsite is a good option for the less experienced camper, offering some precious amenities that tents just can’t. If sleeping under the stars is more your speed, Khyam offers some great tent options for you and your pup.  



What to do

A partial hike up Snowdon is an obvious choice, but can be a bit challenging for your pooch (or you, but we can blame it on the dog). Getting out and exploring the nature around you is a perfect alternative.



Where to eat

Start up the campfire and split some dogs with your dog.



"What are we supposed to be looking at?"

For even more help planning your dog-friendly holiday, be sure to check out PetsPyjamas free pet concierge service to help you get the very most out of your holiday!

Wondering How to get there? Traveling by rail is a breeze and dogs travel for free — so long as they’re on a lead. Check out this article for tips on the best pet carriers for your pooch.

Use our comments section to tell us about your weekends away – which are your favourite places to stay and why?