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.

#7 Make a list of activities to do that are pet-friendly

While you might not contemplate leaving Fido at home, there’s a good chance you’ll have to make some sacrifices when it comes to what you can do on holiday. While some pets are easy going and will be happy with whatever activities their owner chooses to do, others may not cope with change so well. So try to include activities in your holiday schedule that your pet can enjoy with you, rather than being left on their own at the accommodation.

For example, find walking trails that are suitable for your dog to join in on, or visit dog-friendly beaches. Go for a drive and enjoy picnics at different locations. Visit plenty of parks, lakes and rivers that both the kids and pets can enjoy together. If you’re going out for a meal, try to find cafés, pubs and restaurants that will allow you to sit outside with your pet.

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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.

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