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Best places to visit for dog friendly holidays

Bring the dog on your holiday and lap up everything the South East has to offer with welcoming accommodation, pubs, restaurants, events and activities. Our ruff guide of the best places to take your dog will ensure you'll never have to leave your beloved pet at home.

Dog Friendly Beaches

The South East is a fabulous place for dog walking and provides an immense variety of landscapes to enjoy, from hills, parkland and woodlands to river valleys with most Country Parks accepting dogs on leads. There are many dog friendly beaches in South East England, but most have restrictions at certain times of the year so please check before you travel with the relevant local authority. The Margate, Broadstairs and Ramsgate coast is a perfect area for you and your four legged friend.

Dog Friendly Pubs

If visiting a Great Country Pub with your dog is your thing, then visit the Great County Pubs website for a selection of Great Country pubs that welcome dogs.

Find out which dog friendly places to visit offer the facilities to suit your needs, scenic routes for dog walking and details of dog shows that take place in the South East.

Top seven places to take your dog while on holiday

Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens in Oxfordshire has won a prestigious national award for its dedication to dogs having received the most nominations from the public in the Kennel Club’s Be Dog Friendly Awards, and took the lead to be crowned top dog in the Day Out category.

Unlike many attractions, we recognise our four legged friends are part of the family and therefore a big part of your day out which is why we welcome dogs at Batsford. All we ask is you keep them on a short lead at all times and make sure you clean up after your pet.

For a great family day out and miles of beautiful pathways ideal for dog walking, head to Hampshire and Exbury Gardens & Steam Railway.

Visiting the Isle of Wight and looking for somewhere to go without leaving the dog at home? Then visit Ventnor Botanic Garden with Guided Tours of an impressive collection of rare, subtropical and exotic plants, a complimentary Children’s Trail worksheet and an outdoor playground.

The forest tracks of Bedgebury Forest in Kent are perfect for allowing your four legged friends exercise off the lead and Rubie the Schnauzer has written her very own guide for dogs to enjoy the area.

This East Sussex vineyard England’s leading Eco-vineyard tourist destination and offers ‘Vineyard & Woodland Nature Trail + Wine Tasting’ for individuals, families and groups. Dogs are made very welcome, but have to settle for water rather than wine!

The pet friendly self-catering accommodation has an ideal spot to take your dog. With a waterfront house and a courtyard garden or an apartment over the archway leading into the same small waterfront, you'll find plenty of places to walk the dog.

Kent & Sussex Holiday Cottages have over 250 Visit England approved and graded properties to choose from – many pet friendly too with lovely gardens for your four-legged friends to enjoy.

Let the train take the strain as you travel through 10 miles of Hampshire countryside to the soothing sounds of the steam engine. Stations with period charm, picturesque towns and beautiful countryside walks can all be found on our line. Dogs travel free on the line so you can truly make this a day out for all the family, we also provide water bowls available at each station.

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  1. Add Dawn Weaver Agility Dog Show at Honnington Farm to your Itinerary

    Dawn Weaver Agility Dog Show at Honnington Farm

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    Participatory Event

    Location

    Tunbridge Wells

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  2. Add Bedgebury National Pinetum & Forest to your Itinerary

    Bedgebury National Pinetum & Forest

    Type

    Forest

    Location

    GOUDHURST

    Bedgebury offers a world-class conifer collection and the best mountain-biking, cycling, riding, walking and active play facilities in SE England.

  3. Add Arlington Bluebell Walk & Farm Trail to your Itinerary

    Arlington Bluebell Walk & Farm Trail

    Type

    Nature Reserve

    Location

    Arlington

    Enjoy vistas of bluebells in 23 acres of ancient woodland. Walks and trails through three farms. Countryside exhibition. One walk is wheelchair friendly.

  4. Add Sheephouse Manor to your Itinerary

    Sheephouse Manor

    3-4 Visit England Stars 3– 43-4 Visit England Stars

    Location

    Maidenhead

    Set in two acres of tranquil grounds, each of the four cosy cottages offers a home from home. The cottages sleep between two and five people and pets are welcome. Kids' play area. Free Wi-Fi. Great pubs nearby. Close to Thames Path.

    Price

    from £350.00 to £770.00 Per Unit Per Week

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  5. Add Inadown Farm Holiday Homes to your Itinerary

    Inadown Farm Holiday Homes

    4 Visit England Stars 4 Visit England Stars 4 Visit England Stars 4 Visit England Stars 4 Visit England Stars

    Location

    Alton

    Five well equipped self catering holiday homes at Inadown Farm in the South Downs National Park. Sleeping between 2 and 6 the homes are family and dog friendly with riding, cycling and walking opportunities from the door.

    Price

    from £400.00 to £1,410.00 Per Unit Per Week
  6. Add New Forest Living to your Itinerary

    New Forest Living

    Location

    Lymington

    Guests say:

    “Watching ponies from the front windows of our cottage was wonderful”

    “The Kids loved the large garden and walks straight into the forest”

    “We stayed here for our honeymoon, so relaxing, so private and romantic.

    “Lovely cabin

    Price

    from £375.00 to £3,500.00 Per Unit Per Week
  7. Add Snelsmore Common Country Park to your Itinerary

    Snelsmore Common Country Park

    Type

    Country / Royal Park

    Location

    Newbury

    Heathland, valley bog and woodland. Suitable for most quiet recreational activities such as walking and picnicking. Walking distance to Donnington Castle.

  8. Add Chesworth Farm to your Itinerary

    Chesworth Farm

    Type

    Farm

    Location

    Horsham

    This 90 acre (36 ha) farm is managed as a livestock farm, with numerous footpaths around the site, incorporating grassland, the River Arun, wet meadow, ancient hedgerows, and access to the greater countryside.

  9. Add Sandy Balls Holiday Village to your Itinerary

    Sandy Balls Holiday Village

    Location

    Fordingbridge

    Five-star, award-winning facilities and the breathtaking forest on your doorstep - the ideal combination for a long weekend, midweek break or longer holiday.

    Price

    from £146.00 to £910.00 Per Unit Per Week
  10. Add Rathfinny Wine Estate to your Itinerary

    Rathfinny Wine Estate

    Type

    Vineyard

    Location

    Polegate

    Rathfinny Wine Estate was established in 2010 near Alfriston in the South Downs of Sussex, one of England’s exceptional natural landscapes, with the express intention of producing some of the world’s best sparkling wine.

    Access to the Estate is by