By Parkdean Resorts on 26/03/2018

Dog running through shallows of sea

Here at Parkdean Resorts, it’s no secret that we love dogs - and we know that when it comes to planning a holiday, your trip will be that much sweeter with your four-legged friend in tow. To give you a glimpse of the kind of holiday you could be enjoying with your dog, we enlisted the help of an adventure-loving labradoodle to review one of our dog friendly holiday parks - exploring some of our favourite walks and capturing each scenic trail on camera.

Meet Mika

Mika the Labradoodle, Head of Walkies at Parkdean Resorts, took to the paths of Bideford Bay to review this picturesque area for fellow pooches and their families. Armed with a GoPro attached to a doggie harness, the head of the canine camera crew set off in search of the local sights and sounds. Mika had quite the escapade, gathering some first-hand footage of some of the things you and your dog can expect to see on your travels in and around our holiday parks.

Thanks to a little assistance from a post-production team, Mika was able to expertly edit footage of the great scenery and stunning views and transform this into a short film for you to enjoy. Take a look at Mika’s video here:


Other dog friendly parks

Did you know that we welcome pets at all but one of our holiday parks? We know that no holiday is complete unless your canine companion is by your side - which is why we have pooch-perfect locations dotted around the map. From Camber Sands on the Sussex Coast to Tummel Valley in central Scotland, we have 66 pet friendly resorts scattered throughout the UK - which is great news for dog lovers!

Our pet friendly accommodation options include both caravans and lodges - so you can enjoy all the luxury of a Parkdean Resorts holiday with your dog by your side. With 1-4 bedrooms available, your pet will have plenty of space to stretch out and get familiar with their new surroundings - meaning you can spend your days relaxing in the comfort of your own private accommodation.

Couple running through shallows of sea

There's fun for everyone on Nairn beach!

Our parks have bags of onsite entertainment for the whole family and, if you’re planning on venturing slightly further afield, you’ll find intriguing beaches, historic landmarks and much, much more. From theme parks and farms to museums and boat trips, you’ll be spoilt for choice when you choose to stay in any one of our number of dog friendly resorts throughout the UK.

For those who are keen to explore the surrounding areas, there are a number of dog friendly walking routes just waiting to be discovered. From the incredible stretch of the South West Coastal Path to Northumberland’s renowned beaches and castles, you’re guaranteed to have as much fun as your dog as you take in the local scenery.

Reasons to holiday with your dog

We all know that ‘staycation’ holidays provide the perfect opportunity to rest and relax indoors or explore all that the Great British outdoors has to offer – depending on your plans – but did you ever think that your dog might need a holiday, too?

A break with your pet can be great for you and your dog – allowing you both to enjoy quality down time away from the busy schedules of everyday life. With hectic work schedules and the demands of day-to-day life, all too often, family time can fall by the wayside – making trips like these all the more important. By dedicating a trip to spending time together as a whole family, you and your pet can make the most of this break away from home. You’ll also have the added bonuses of not having to arrange suitable care for your pooch or worrying about them while you’re away. From days spent walking by the beach to cosy evenings in your very own lodge, you can enjoy it all – together.

Planning your next British break? Discover our top tips for travelling with your dog on our pet friendly page.

Have you stayed at one of our dog friendly parks? Mika would love to see what her furry friends have been up to - so why not share your holiday memories with us on Facebook and Twitter?