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Best dog road trips for the bank holiday

With a bit of sunshine promised this bank holiday weekend you might be on the hunt for something fun to do, especially as it’s one of the last weekends before the kids head back to school. Whether you fancy a road trip or something a little closer to home, here are 10 ideas on what to do this August bank holiday or even save them as a checklist for any trips away in the future.

Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens

Whether you like five minutes down the road or across the border in Wales, Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens is well worth a visit. The best thing about it is that your fun-filled day can be shared with your dog!

National Trust

Wherever you are, there will be a National Trust house, garden or landscape near you that welcomes dogs so why not pack a picnic and head out for a day full of adventure.

All About Dogs Norfolk

If you’re heading East Anglia way, then why not pop into the Norfolk Showground and join in on the All About Dogs event with plenty for humans and canines to do!

Cairngorms National Park

The Cairngorms offer mountains, hills, rivers, marshes, fields, woodlands and lochs and is popular for activities such as walking, mountain biking, climbing and hiking. If you and your dog are adventure seekers, then you need to visit Cairngorms National Park sooner rather than later.

Emirates Air Line cable car

If you want to do something a little different with your dog, the Emirates Air Line cable car could be the thing for you and your pooch. The two of you will enjoy great views and can even enjoy the sunset together if it’s later in the day.

Ty Coch inn and Porthdinllaen

Ever wanted to visit one of the top ten beach bars in the world? Well, there’s one in North Wales! Ty Coch has the sandy beach of Porthdinllaen on its doorstep, so you’ll be able to enjoy a few cold drinks while looking across the Irish Sea.

Head to the city

If you don’t want to venture too far from home why not head to your nearest city and explore its dog-friendly attractions, cafes and parks?

Sunningdale Golf Club

You might never have thought to visit a golf club with your dog in tow, but that’s exactly what you should do at the Sunningdale Gold Club. That’s right, your dog can roam the course with you so can have your very own canine caddy.

Glenfinnan Viaduct

This one is for the Harry Potter fans! It can get busy parking wise, but you’ll be able to see the bridge from different locations and if you plan it right you could even see a steam train travel across the viaduct.

Whatever you get up to make sure to keep your dog safe and pick up their poop!



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Hello, lovely readers, I'm Catrin George. I'm a treat dispenser and walk giver to Marvel, the border collie. I'm here to give you the latest updates and low downs on anything and everything pet related, whether they miaow, woof, or neigh. The blogs will be filled with news, reviews, and charity visits with some discounts and giveaways squeezed in-between. So, keep your eyes peeled here!

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