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Top tips for a dog friendly glamping staycation

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In recent years, glamping has become a popular way to enjoy the great outdoors without sacrificing comfort. Our cosy canvas hideaways nestled in nature offer a unique experience for those seeking a family getaway. But what about your furry companions? Can you include them in the adventure? Absolutely! With a little preparation and consideration, bringing your dog on a Feather Down Farm glamping staycation can be an enjoyable experience for all of you. Here are some top tips to make it simple and easy to bring your pooch with you:

1. Choose the Right Accommodation: When planning your glamping staycation, opt for accommodations that are pet-friendly. Many of our farm locations welcome four-legged guests, you can see which ones by searching on our farms page. With plenty of outdoor space and surrounding fields, your dog will be able to enjoy long walks and explore nature together with your family.

2. Pack the Essentials: Just like you, your dog will need some essentials for the trip. Pack food and water bowls, your dog's favourite food, leash, collar with ID tags, waste bags, and any medications your pet may need. Don't forget to bring your dog's bed or blanket to provide them with a familiar and comfortable place to sleep.

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3. Keep Your Dog Comfortable: Depending on the weather and location of your glamping staycation, your dog may need extra protection from the elements. A towelling robe is great for drying off after muddy runs or water adventures, and a cooling mat or vest for hot summer days will help them to keep cool.

4. Plan activities with your dog: Make sure to plan activities that both you and your dog can enjoy together during your glamping staycation. Whether it's hiking, wild swimming, or simply exploring the natural surroundings, involving your dog in the fun will strengthen your bond and make the experience more memorable for both of you. Plenty of countryside pubs welcome dogs in certain areas so you can still enjoy a drink or something to eat, while all being together.

5. Respect the Environment and Other Guests: While enjoying your Feather Down farm stay with your dog, it's essential to be respectful of the environment and other guests. Always clean up after your dog, keep them on a lead in the glamping area and around the farm, and be mindful of noise levels to ensure a peaceful experience for everyone. They may even make friends with other guests' dogs or the farm dogs, perfect for playing and having fun for the whole family.

6. Be Prepared for Emergencies: No one wants to think about emergencies during their family holiday, but it's crucial to be prepared, especially when traveling with pets. Bring a pet first-aid kit and familiarize yourself with the nearest veterinary clinics in case of an emergency. Additionally, make sure your dog's microchip information and ID tags are up to date.

Bringing your dog on a Feather Down Farms staycation can add an extra layer of joy and companionship to your outdoor adventure. By following these top tips, you can ensure a smooth and enjoyable experience for both you, your family and your furry friend. So pack your bags, leash up your pup, and get ready for an unforgettable glamping getaway!