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The trend of dog-friendly caravan holidays in the UK is on the rise, catering to pet owners who wish to travel with their canine companions. This shift reflects a growing demand for inclusive travel options that accommodate pets.

Whether you're an experienced caravan traveller or a newcomer, these last minute dog friendly caravan holidays UK promise memorable moments for you and your dog.

Importance of Pet-Friendly Accommodation

Choosing pet-friendly accommodation is about more than just being allowed to bring your dog with you. It's about ensuring that the place you stay has the necessary facilities to make your dog feel at home. Dog-friendly holidays should offer amenities such as secure fencing, nearby walking paths, and sometimes even special treats or beds for your dog. This can significantly enhance your holiday experience, providing a comfortable environment for both you and your pet.

Navigating the Dangerous Dogs Act

The Dangerous Dogs Act (1991) is a piece of legislation that you must consider when travelling with your dog. It aims to protect the public from dogs that are deemed dangerous and are not breed-specific. As a responsible owner, it's vital to ensure your dog is well-behaved and under control in public spaces. If you're accompanied by a registered assistance dog, they are exempt from certain restrictions under this act. Remember, when booking accommodation, to check their policies on dog breeds and any restrictions that might apply to your dog.

Planning Your Caravan Holiday

When preparing for last-minute dog friendly caravan holidays in the UK, it’s crucial to have all necessities sorted and to choose a caravan park that meets both your, and your pet's needs efficiently.

Essential Checklist for Dog Owners

  • To ensure your dog is as comfortable and safe as you are during your caravan holiday, consider the following checklist:
    Travel Essentials: Bring your dog's lead, bed, toys, and any medication they require.
  • Food Supplies: Pack enough dog food for the trip, and remember a water bowl for regular hydration.
  • Health and Safety: Make sure their vaccinations and flea/tick treatments are up to date, and carry their veterinary records.
  • Identification: An up-to-date ID tag and microchip can help if your pet gets lost.

Selecting the Right Caravan Park

  • When booking your accommodation, paying attention to the caravan park's features and policies regarding pets is imperative:
    Pet-Friendly Policies: Look for parks that not only permit pets but provide suitable amenities for them, such as walking areas and waste disposal facilities.
  • Accommodation Type: Ensure the chosen caravan has enough space and comfort for both you and your dog. Some parks offer dog-friendly caravans with special features for pets.
  • Location: Consider the proximity to dog-friendly beaches or walking paths to keep your pet entertained.
  • Budget and Deals: Always watch out for late deals and bargain holidays which can provide cost-effective options without compromising on quality.

Dog-Friendly Destination in the UK - Brean, Somerset

Find Holiday Resort Unity in Brean on a map just below Bristol with easy access from M5 and A38. If you are willing to drive for one hour you can visit a lot of Somerset’s attractions while staying at HRU in Brean. Explore Mendip Hills, Cheddar Gorge and Wookey Hole, visit the magnificent Wells Cathedral and Glastonbury Tor, go shopping at Clarks Village in Street for unbeatable outlet prices or enjoy a day out in Bristol. There's also a 7-mile-long sandy beach just steps away from the resort, perfect for you and your dog.

Woman Walking a dog in Brean beach

Accommodation Types and Amenities

When planning your last-minute dog-friendly caravan holiday in the UK, you'll find a variety of accommodation options with amenities designed to ensure comfort for both you and your pet right here in Brean.


If you like spending time in the great outdoors tent camping in Brean is a perfect choice.
Camping fosters a sense of community; under Brean's starry night skies, you can bond with fellow travellers, share stories and find new friends.
Brean's campsite is an ideal choice for those looking for an affordable and adventure-filled holiday. Unplug from technology, unwind in the serene surroundings, and create cherished memories.

Motorhome Stays

Take your home with you in Brean, and opt for a spacious motorhome pitch in the touring caravan fields offering stunning views towards Brent Knoll and the Somerset countryside. All touring fields are dog-friendly except for a designated zone within the Yellow Field. Each pitch offers enough space and convenient parking next to your caravan, complete with electric hook-ups. As the largest touring caravan site in Brean, it's an excellent place for families, providing access to fantastic facilities like Brean Play, Brean Splash, and Brean Leisure Park.

For those seeking relaxation, consider a round of golf or leisurely fishing by the lake. Beyond the site, you can explore the local area, visiting destinations such as Brean Down National Trust site or Cheddar Gorge for more active leisure in nature.

Static Caravans

Static caravan holidays in Brean offer the perfect blend of comfort and adventure. Nestled in the heart of this charming coastal destination, these caravans provide a home away from home equipped with all the modern amenities you need for a relaxing stay.

Whether you're seeking a family-friendly getaway or a tranquil escape for two, you'll find a range of options to suit your needs. Wake up in the calm Somerset countryside, enjoy a leisurely breakfast on your private deck, and then embark on your Brean adventure. With a multitude of activities, from beachcombing and nature walks to thrilling amusement parks, evening entertainment and water park, there's something for everyone.

For those looking for a truly exclusive holiday experience, consider Brean Country Club. Tucked away from the heart of the resort, luxurious Brean Country Club lodges await within an exclusive gated community, surrounded by beautiful gardens and a tranquil lake.

These lodges offer a view of the stunning Mendip Hills, with a backdrop of the resort's very own 18-hole golf course. This development was meticulously crafted with one thing in mind: your peace and serenity. Surrounded by lush countryside, it's your perfect escape from the daily hustle and a chance to unwind with friends and family. It's not just a getaway; it's a luxurious, exclusive retreat that you won't want to miss.

Travelling With Your Dog

When planning a dog friendly caravan holiday, it's crucial to consider both the essentials you'll need to pack and the facilities and regulations of the pet-friendly parks you'll be visiting.

Caravan Holiday Essentials

  • Packing for Your Canine Companion:
  • Food and Water Bowls: Carry collapsible bowls for easy storage.
  • Food: Enough dog food for the trip and a few days extra.
  • Leads: A sturdy lead for walks; possibly a longer lead for more freedom in pet-friendly areas.
  • Bedding: Their favourite bed or blanket to help them settle in.
  • Toys: Familiar toys to keep them entertained.
  • Poo Bags: To clean up after your dog as required.
  • First Aid Kit: Including tick removers and any regular medication your dog may need.
  • Travel Preparations:
    Ensure your dog has had recent flea and worming treatments.
  • Identification tag with your contact details up to date.
  • A microchip check is conducted to ensure accuracy of recorded information.

Park Facilities and Regulations

Understanding Pet Friendly Parks: Many caravan holidays allow pets, but facilities can vary. Holiday Resorts Unity Brean offers:

  • Designated dog walking areas or dog parks for exercise.
  • Waste disposal options, like dog waste bins.
  • Accessibility to local walks and dog-friendly attractions.
  • Adhering to Terms and Conditions: HRU's pet friendly terms and conditions key points include:
  • Number of dogs allowed per caravan.
  • Breeds that may be restricted.
  • Requirements to keep your dog on a lead in certain areas.
  • Noise control, especially in the evenings.
  • By preparing with the right essentials and understanding the park regulations, your pet-friendly holiday can be a comfortable and enjoyable experience for both you and your dog.


Additional Considerations

When planning a last-minute dog-friendly caravan holiday in the UK, it's crucial to ensure your chosen accommodation meets all your needs, and that local attractions and entertainment are suitable for the entire family, including pets.

Entertainment and Local Attractions

It's essential to explore the leisure and entertainment options available on-site and in the nearby area. Look for dog-friendly entertainment venues where your furry friend can join in the fun, here at HRU we offer a dog-friendly café (Coast Café) situated at Brean Leisure Park.

We also have a dedicated dog walk adjacent to the pond and yellow field. Dogs must be kept on a lead. This walk continues on towards Brent Knoll by crossing the small road and picking up the bridleway. Dogs are also allowed on Berrow and Brean beach all year. Please stay on the hard sand.

For family outings, investigate local attractions that welcome pets, so you can enjoy a full day out without leaving anyone behind. Amenities like dog parks or walking trails can add value to your holiday experience.

Frequently Asked Questions

When planning a last-minute getaway with your furry friend, it's essential to know your options and the necessary preparations for a pet-friendly caravan holiday in the UK.

How can I find affordable pet-friendly caravan holidays in the UK?
For cost-effective solutions, look for late deals on dog-friendly caravans which can offer significant discounts, especially when contacted directly through us at Holiday Resort Unity.

Are there any caravans with hot tubs that also welcome dogs?
Yes, there are luxurious options where you can find caravans equipped with hot tubs that also accommodate pets. However, you'll need to check each property's amenities to ensure they meet your specific needs.

What is the policy on leaving pets unattended in caravans at holiday parks?
Policies vary by park, but typically, leaving pets unattended is discouraged for their safety and comfort. Always review the holiday park's guidelines before booking.

What are the requirements for safely transporting dogs in caravans during travel?
Your dog's safety is paramount. They should be securely restrained during transit to prevent injury, and you should make regular stops for exercise and relief. Ensure you have all the necessary supplies for their wellbeing throughout the journey.