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Franky Goes to Blakeney – Dog-Friendly Holiday Review

Primary school headteacher Rob Smith and his wife Martina love getting away from it all with trips to Blakeney on the North Norfolk coast. Around three to four times a year, the couple pack up and drive to the enchanting seaside village. Of course this includes Franky, their fluffy family member who adores the break just as much as they do.

Here Rob tells us why the family can’t get enough of this idyllic dog-friendly holiday.


Dog competition!

Win dog toys from The Natural Pet Toy Company!

We are giving three lucky winners the chance to win a bone-shaped toy and an antler dog chew!

The plump bone-shaped dog toys are handmade in Bristol from tough and durable cotton fabric and have sweet and aromatic aniseed inside that smells delicious and is loved by dogs. These toys are suitable for most breeds of dogs and puppies.

The dog bone toys come in four different fabric designs (beach stripe, midnight stripe, neapolitan stripe, and carnaby stripe) and you will get the chance to choose your preferred design.


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Dog Activities

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