For many of us, our dogs are an integral part of the family, they are there for the most momentous parts of our lives and are part of all our special memories, whether in the background or the focal point. Some are young and cheeky, others have age and slightly more wisdom on their side. Whether you like a small and fluffy pooch or a large and fuzzy one, each pup is unique to your family.
Sometimes, the hardest part about going on holiday is having to leave our four-legged friends at home, either with a friend or in kennels. Here at Tingdene Lifestyle Parks, we look forward to welcoming your dogs just as much as we look forward to welcoming you. So, bring your pups along to your beach view holiday park, so that they can enjoy a well-deserved break with you.
Burghley House, Stamford
The house is breath-taking, intricate and elaborate. With turrets, symmetry and elegance you will be in awe as you approach. The build of the Tudor mansion began in 1555, and the construction lasted over 32 years. The stunning setting boasts over 2000 acres of land, which is perfect for you and your four-legged friend to burn some energy, stretch your legs and enjoy the great outdoors. With no charge for access, you can explore at your heart’s desire. Dogs aren’t permitted access in the formal gardens, but there is plenty more waiting to be discovered.
Cleethorpes Boating Lakes and Discovery Centre, Cleethorpes
With free admission, your family and your dog are invited to take a gentle and relaxing stroll around the lakes while admiring the incredible views. The resident ducks will welcome a couple of pieces of bread, if your dog will allow you to feed it to them. Or, take to the water on a pedalo or rowing boat to appreciate the views from another angle. For the children in the group, there is an impressive and exciting shipwreck adventure playground, where they can let their imagination run wild and burn off some energy.
The Cleethorpes Discovery centre boasts incredible views of the river Humber, one of the busiest estuaries in England and the ABP Humber Observatory provides a real-time interactive display of the movements along the estuary throughout the day. Dogs are permitted access.
Gainsthorpe medieval Village, Gainsborough
One of the finest examples of a medieval village in England is Gainsthorpe Medieval Village. The remains of the buildings are low lying foundations which are covered in earth and grass. They provide a visual of the layout of the village, house size and where the livestock were kept. Said to date back to the 13th century, you can enjoy the tranquillity felt as you take a walk-through history with your pooch.
Grimsthorpe Castle & Park, Bourne
There are various trails around Grimsthorpe Park that are ideal for a stroll with your dog and are perfect for some outdoor exploration. Some of the trails cover up to 10-miles, but you can choose how far you’d like to go and how much of a challenge you fancy when you get there. Be sure to pop on your walking boots and bring enough supplies for the route. There are over 100-acres to wander, so you and your pooch are spoilt for choice. The animals and wildlife that can be spotted on the park make for an even more interesting walk, with several Red, Fallow and Muntjack deer you are guaranteed to spot something special! The castle was built in 1540, but unfortunately, dogs aren’t allowed access inside the building, but the views from outside are just as enjoyable.
Treasure Trails, various locations
Treasure trails happen at various locations all over England and offer an unusual and interesting way to explore a new place. So, whether you are new to the area of just visiting, the self-guided treasure trails are sure to deliver. The trail themes range from murder mystery, treasure hunts or spy trails and along your journey, you will be discovering clues along the way. All while you walk around the points of interest in the area. For you dogs to enjoy this type of activity, they’ll need to be accustom to busy streets, people and cars, as some of the routes will take you through villages and towns. Most routes are suitable for all ages and abilities, but be sure to check the trail pages for confirmation, these will also inform you of whether the walk is suitable for your pooch.
Will you be bringing your dog on holiday with you? We’d love you to share some pictures of them with us!