Taking your pet on holiday with you can be easy if you do a little research before you go. Plus, when you put plans in place for getting there and accommodating your pet accordingly, you’re all set for a holiday that everyone will enjoy.

Your dog is a member of your family, so it’s natural to want to take them on holiday with you too. A road trip to one of our holiday parks can be the perfect retreat for you and your furry best mate. Plus, taking your pet with you means you can avoid the cost of a boarding kennels, not to mention any separation anxiety they might suffer. Just think of the wonderful time your pet will have checking out all the new sights and smells!

Remember – taking a pet on holiday can impact every part of your trip, including:

  • how you travel
  • when you travel
  • where you stay
  • what you do on the holiday

If you’re planning your first holiday with your pet in tow, follow our 12 top tips so you can all enjoy the holiday and return home relaxed and ready to prepare your next location.

#4 Find a pet-friendly holiday park for your vacation

With the increasing number of pets travelling with their owners nowadays, there are more accommodation options than ever before. For example, 75% of Family Parks’ accommodations are pet friendly. And with so much choice available, it pays to do your research before you leave home.

Caravan park policies vary on whether they accept pets. Some parks allow pets to stay all year round while others have a strict no pet policy. Some parks allow guests to bring small pets at but won’t allow large pets, while others will only allow pets to stay during off-peak periods.

If it’s peak season for travel in your area, book your accommodation early to avoid the stress of not being able to find something suitable at the last minute. If you’re travelling to areas with limited pet friendly accommodation, do your research before you leave home, otherwise you may find yourself driving hundreds of kilometres out of your way.

This tip was provided by our mates at HIF, providers of health insurance AND pet insurance. HIF is offering Family Parks members two special offers on insurance.