The freedom to take your dog with you and holiday as a family is the joy of camping and caravanning. Many people don’t want to leave their four legged friend at home with relatives or book them into kennels. But how can you ensure that everyone is as happy to have your animal on site as you are?
Countryside Discovery parks warmly welcome your dog to our sites. Here are a few guidelines to ensure everyone has a tranquil and enjoyable stay:
- Dogs may be excited by their new surroundings but not everyone is fond of dogs. Children especially may be wary and can become upset by their barking or proximity so please respect others’ space.
- Always carry plenty of waste bags so you can clean up your dog’s messes quickly and dispose of them in a dog or litter bin.
- Dogs must be under control on a short lead (no longer than 3m) at all times unless in a designated dog exercise area.
- It can become extremely hot very quickly inside a tent, car or caravan so please ensure your dog has a cool place to rest with access to plenty of drinking water.
- Do not leave your dog unattended at your pitch. This can be very distressing for your pet as well as other guests.
- If your dog is tethered at your pitch, please keep them safe by making sure they cannot reach into your neighbours’ pitches or onto the road.
- We welcome only assistance dogs (guide and hearing) into our buildings and into the food preparation, dishwashing or pool areas.
These guidelines are for Countryside Discovery parks in general. Please be sure to check with the park you are staying at for any additional rules or advice about camping with your pet. Some breeds of dog including those listed in the Dangerous Dog Act 1991 are not allowed. Please check with individual parks before booking.
You can download our Dogs Policy here.