Staycations with your four-legged family members

As the end of lockdown (hopefully) nears closer and closer, there is one thing everyone can start to look forward to: holidays! With summer on the horizon, there is nothing better than getting away for a week or so with the family, having a total relaxation and a much-needed change of scenery. But what about one vital member of the family: your beloved pooch?

With travel still uncertain, we suspect that most people will choose to holiday in the UK this year. And, after a long Winter of lockdown, why not make the most of what the UK has to offer whilst investing much needed money back into the UK economy?

Here at Vitalin we have found some dog-friendly holidays for you to be able to enjoy with ALL of your family, giving your four-legged friend their own well-deserved downtime too…


Holiday Cottages offer over 4000 self-catering options for a dog-friendly holiday all over the UK, from the coast of Cornwall up to the Highlands of Scotland. Many of their dog-friendly cottages also welcome multiple dogs, for those looking to bring the whole pack, and include features such as enclosed gardens, for safe and secure exercise; gorgeous dog walks straight from the doorstep; and even some tasty treats on arrival. Their range of dog-friendly accommodation ranges from coastal cottages with sea views to luxurious holiday homes with hot tubs, rural retreats surrounded by remote countryside and much more.


Canine Cottages provides a huge range of dog-friendly holidays throughout different locations in the UK including The Lake District, Cornwall and Yorkshire. Many cottages welcome multiple dogs and range from luxury retreats to beach locations, cottages with hot tubs – you can even find some close to doggy friendly pubs. On the website, you can read lots of useful hints and tips about where you can find dog-friendly pubs and beaches, and there are several ideas for ‘doggy days out’.


Forest Holidays provide just what it sounds like: holidays in the forest. With many locations around the country including Keldy, Thorpe Forest and Sherwood Forest, a Forest Holiday is the perfect retreat to take your dog on. There are specific dog-friendly cabins that welcome up to four dogs, all boasting a hot tub too. With so many activities on offer at every site, a Forest Holiday would be the fabulous break for the whole family.


Hoseasons provide a huge array of different options for pet-friendly holidays: the accommodation choices are caravans, cottages, lodges and even boats! Many dog-friendly Hoseasons lodges are situated near the beach, meaning you can take your pooch to the coast with you, and let them frolic with the kids in the sea! Hoseasons also offer pet showers, doggie welcome packs, lovely large dog beds and many more treats for their ‘best ever break.’

There really is nothing greater than making precious memories with family, and your dog is guaranteed to love the opportunity to head to the great outdoors with you for a week.

Don’t forget to spoil them with a food they will love.

Whilst these holiday resorts will provide pretty much everything you need to have a fantastic week away, with all the activities on offer, your dog will need great quality food to fuel him for the duration of the trip.

Vitalin provide a handy travel sized 2kg bag of our super-premium nutritious dog food. We also have luxury treats for you to spoil your pooch with and our 80% Tuna pate is also contained in handy, travel sized packaging; all a perfect solution for ensuring your dog stays well fed whilst enjoying their week of fun!