Camping with your dog - it's the holiday they'd choose themselves


21 June 2022
For many dog owners, booking the annual summer break can be a challenging task, fraught with anxiety and frustration. The countless hours of scrolling and dialling are enough to leave frazzled pet lovers needing a holiday.

Because while some have no qualms about leaving their faithful friends in kennels for a week, for others the idea of heading off without the furriest member of the family is unthinkable. Finding somewhere you’ll all be happy is the number one priority.

So it’s not surprising that an increasing number of dog-loving families are discovering that UK camping breaks offer the perfect solution.

Over 1,000 dog-friendly campsites

The Camping and Caravanning Club has a nationwide network of more than 1,200 Certificated Campsites, over 1,000 of them welcoming dogs onto their pitches at no extra cost.

These sites are smaller and quieter, accommodating just ten tents and five caravans or motorhomes. That makes them particularly well suited to dogs, even those who can struggle to adapt to new surroundings.

Certificated Sites are only available to the Club’s members and prices start from around £10 per night. Locations and facilities vary greatly, but each site has a charm of its own, offering you and your dog the perfect base to explore the surrounding area.

Club membership costs just £45 and offers a host of other benefits and savings. You can join online or by calling 024 7767 0601.

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The benefits of doggy camping are clear…

  • The great outdoors is the happiest place for active dogs to be
  • Campsites are free from pet-related restrictions imposed by the majority of hotels and guesthouses
  • There’s never a shortage of beautiful places to stay at wallet-friendly prices
  • You’ll find long walks in the country or along the coast, right on tap
  • It’s easy to preserve your dog’s home routine, whether you’re in a tent or larger unit – you’re in control!

Before you book

It’s worth remembering that while camping with a dog brings freedom and fun, you’re still responsible for their behaviour on site.

The Club has some helpful advice for owners that you should read before setting off.

And now all that’s left is to decide where and when to enjoy your adventure together. Join, plan and book today at