We have dog friendly holiday lodges and cabins!

22nd September 2016

North Norfolk is definitely dog friendly! In fact it seems that there are some places and walks where you simply have to have a dog to be there!

And make no mistake that you, and your dog, are welcome at Woodlands Holiday Park. It’s the ideal place to take break with your pet, and take those long walks you’ve been promising the dog for ages.

Let’s start with the beaches. All of these North Norfolk beaches are dog friendly – Thornham, Brancaster, Burnham Overy, Holkham, Wells-next-the-Sea, Sheringham, West Runton, East Runton, Cromer, Overstrand, Mundesley, Bacton, Walcot, Happisburgh, Sea Palling, Waxham, Horsey and Winterton-on-Sea. There are a few restrictions on some of them, but it’s easy to check them with the guide at www.explorenorfolkuk.co.uk/dog-friendly-norfolk 

From that website, or a quick Google search, you can also find out about lots of great dog walks around North Norfolk. There are some good circular walks and you’ll be popular with your pooch because many of them are suitable for ‘off the lead’ strolling.

If you want to ease the legs for a while it’s well worth checking out the Coasthopper Buses, which cover a lot of the North Norfolk coast – and they’re dog friendly as well!

You might fancy a visit to one of the county’s splendid stately homes. Several of them have grounds in which you can walk your dog. Try Holkham Hall, Sandringham House, Houghton Hall, Felbrigg Hall and Blickling Hall. They’re all steeped in history, and make for a great day out – with your dog!

There are some lovely dog walks in two of our wonderful Country Parks. Sheringham Park, and Holt Country Park are both great places to visit, and well within striking distance of Woodlands Holiday Park.

There’s great dog walking on the Norfolk Coast Path of course. You can make that quite a long wander if you want, so it’s best to check tide times and distances before setting off. There’s no real danger if you’re sensible, but being so close to the sea, for all its charm, does mean it’s best to be careful. Which, as responsible dog owners you’ll be used to anyway.

If retail therapy is more your thing then you’ll find that some – to be honest not all – shops in the area do allow dogs. And if they don’t you’ll usually find a safe place outside to ‘tie up’ for a short while. But then you’re probably used to that ‘you go in and I’ll wait here with the dog’ routine that so many dog lovers happily subscribe to when it comes to being out and about on holiday!

All in all, North Norfolk is very dog friendly, and when you’ve spent the day strolling, visiting attractions and maybe shopping where better to come back to than your holiday lodge at Woodlands Holiday Park? Where we are very dog friendly.

So close to so much to do, and yet so secluded, Woodlands Holiday Park is somewhere where you’ll feel ‘in touch with nature’, but with all the creature comforts you’ll want on holiday. Our Lodges are built to the highest specifications, using finest Arctic Pine, making them superbly comfortable all year round. They even have their own privately enclosed hot tubs – what better way to round off a day’s dog walking than a soak in the tub? (You that is – not the dog!).

There are 2 and 3 bed lodges available, as well as 1, 2 and 3 bedroom Log Cabins. With external timber cladding and an outside hot tub the Log Cabins are a great way to enjoy Woodlands Park.

And the Park itself is set in acres of gorgeous North Norfolk countryside, within easy reach of towns, villages, attractions and beaches – so many of them dog friendly.

We’re very flexible too. Our Holiday Short-Breaks run from Monday to Friday and Friday to Monday. Full week and longer breaks are also available commencing both Monday and Friday.

There are excellent facilities on the Park, and our staff are always available to help, or offer advice on what to do and where to visit.

With so much to do and see nearby you’ll be spoiled for choice. But one thing is certain, your canine friend will enjoy being in the open air, taking those promised walks and being made welcome at so many wonderful places, all within easy reach of Woodlands Holiday Park. Where they are more welcome as well!

Who said it’s a dog’s life?!