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.

#5 If staying in a house or chalet with your pet, ask about fencing and the bond

If you don’t have a tent, caravan or camper trailer and you intend to stay in a chalet or house, check there are pet-friendly options available in the area. Many caravan parks allow guests to stay in a chalet with their pet. There may just be different restrictions on whether pets can be left alone, can sleep inside or need to stay off the furniture!

Before booking, it’s also worth checking if there’s a pet bond or additional costs applicable for having your pet stay with you in your accommodation. If there’s any chance that your pet may try to escape from unfamiliar surroundings, find out if the property is fenced or there’s other areas they can play in and stay in safely.

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.