Whether you want to bust the January blues or just fancy a little getaway (half term is also around the corner) we thought we’d put together a list of activities and places you can visit that will keep the whole family (and your pooch) happy – win win!
At Din Dins, we love nothing more than a lovely country walk; we’ve picked out some of our faves…
Located at the eastern end of Mersea Island, the park includes a sandy beach backed by a large expanse of open grassland, perfect for doggie adventures, with lots of exciting sights and smells for them to get stuck into.
This is great walking country with many footpaths to explore. You can wander through shady woods or across open heathland -there’s plenty of space for family adventures and excitable pups are more than welcome.
Take in Dartmoor’s beautiful scenery with over 450 miles (730km) of public rights of way, there is an abundance of walking routes to suit all abilities (it’s not all uphill!)
After all that fresh air, we wouldn’t blame you if you fancied a stop off for some refreshment… here’s our top pooch friendly pubs…
The King of Diamonds
Address: 1-4 Greville Street, London EC1N 8PQ, Chancery Lane Tel: 020 7405 0999
This very dog-friendly pub is conveniently located right the centre of London, making it a quiet haven in a busy hub of activity. Staff will be happy to greet you and your furry companion.
Address: Little London Albury Heath Guildford, Little London, GU5 9DG
Tel: 01483 202685
This great country pub serves home made food and an excellent range of real ales. Well-behaved dogs are especially welcome with many locals bringing their dogs (especially sociable Spaniels and Labradors!)
Address: 15A High Petergate, York, Y01 7EN
Tel: 01904 638246
This delightful pub welcomes dogs as soon as they walk through the door, offering them a bowl of water and helping them to feel comfortable.
Address: 6, Slate Wharf, Castlefield, Manchester, M15 4SW
Tel: 01612 202960
A lovely spacious pub with a number of perks, not least the impressive drinks selection! Dogs are made welcome here and offered not only a glug of fresh water, but also a few tasty (and healthy) biscuits to chew on.
Address: Blisland, Nr Bodmin, PL30 4JF
This pub is known for its friendly atmosphere and jubilant landlord. Expect a warm welcome and a tasty dog biscuit to make your pup feel at home (and keep them occupied!)
We’re sure there’s plenty more half term holiday fun we’ve not yet discovered – if you’ve got some top tips we would love to hear them, why not post a comment below and we can add them to the list!