5 Tips to vacationing with pets in the Lake District

Whether you have children or not, it is not uncommon for a dog, cat, or other pet to become a member of the family. Pets can be loving, comforting, loyal, and committed to you and your family for the entirety of their lives, so it is not surprising that humans often reciprocate the same feelings towards their pet. It is because of the close knit relationships and strong bond that humans have with their pets, that they would like to include them in everything; including going on holiday. Many places are conflicted by this, however, as not everyone fancies their pets the same way. If you are planning to go on a holiday with your pet, look no further than the Lake District. This dog-friendly area is keen on pets and will welcome them with open arms. Here are some tips to vacationing with your pets in the Lake District.

 

  • Hire a guide. Hiring a guide will help you navigate the Lake District with your pets in a stress-free manner. The guide will know what restaurants are pet friendly, which tourist attractions are welcoming to pets, and what transportation services to use. A guide will also prepare you for what you need to bring with you when you go out sightseeing with your furry friend.
  • Stay in pet-friendly accommodations. Let’s face it. Finding accommodations that will accept you and your pet for an extended period of time are quite hard to come by. That is why most people choose not to travel or they leave their trusty four-legged companion with friends, family, or in a boarding facility when vacationing. Whether you have the desire to stay in a 17th century cottage or a former police station, the Lake District has a number of accommodations that allow pets to stay with you.
  • Plan your day with your pet’s needs in mind. When traveling with your pet, you will need to think about their needs and plan your day accordingly. Very much like traveling with a child, you will need to take into consideration whether or not your pet will need a break from exploring around mid-day or if they will be able to put up with a day full of marathon activities. By keeping your pet’s needs in mind, you will be sure to have a great time and avoid any injuries or fatigue.
  • Pack lots of water and snacks. Be sure to pack a lot of water and some snacks for both you and your pet. You will want to take some time to hydrate and eat as to not fall out from exhaustion. Not to mention, the more you hydrate and stay well-fed, the more you and your pet will be able to experience together. It is also imperative that you pack extra doggy bags, towels, and napkins in case there is an accident while you and your pet are out exploring.

 

Take time to rest and recharge. A long day and exciting day in the Lake District is a guarantee which is why it is so important that you and your pet take time to rest and recharge before you set out for another adventure the next day.

Things You Can Do in the North West For a Weekend Getaway

Staying in the UK for holidays is becoming more and more common. Going abroad can be expensive, especially with children. Despite the UK being a small little island, there is plenty to do. There are so many places that I know I have not visited before. One area I’d like to explore more is the north-west. There are a lot of places that I have not been before. So I just thought I’d share some of the things I know you can do, and things that I would like to do.

There is a lot of green space in the north-west. Just thinking about the lake district and all that is up there makes me want to get my hiking boots on. Maybe! The little villages like Ambleside, Windermere and Troutbeck, are just so beautiful. If you fancied a weekend away, the lake district would be a great option. There are lots of hiking and walking routes, as well as adventure and watersports. You could hire out a boat on one of the lakes and just take in the breathtaking scenery. It is perfect for families and couples alike.

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Staying in the UK for holidays is becoming more and more common. Going abroad can be expensive, especially with children. Despite the UK being a small little island, there is plenty to do. There are so many places that I know I have not visited before. One area I’d like to explore more is the north-west. There are a lot of places that I have not been before. So I just thought I’d share some of the things I know you can do, and things that I would like to do.

The big cities to visit are the likes of Liverpool, Manchester and Blackpool. Manchester is a must for shopaholics. Between the city centre and the Trafford Centre, there is just about every shop you could ever want. So if you fancy lunch at Selfridges and then cocktails at http://thealchemist.uk.com/. Manchester might be a better trip for a couple to have a weekend away. Unless you’ve got a few football fans in the house and they want a tour of Old Trafford.

Blackpool has a huge range of things to do. It is perfect for taking the family away for a few days. There is an amazing zoo, a waterpark, Blackpool Tower and of course, the Pleasure Beach. You could spend more than a weekend there too as there is so much to do. Nickelodeon Land is an awesome place for the kids to visit, as well as the Marton Mere nature reserve. Blackpool pretty much has everything! There are parks to have picnics in, as well as some delicious restaurants. The http://whitetowerrestaurant.com/ is a must. You could even hit the beach on sunnier days.

Liverpool is another city that would work well for football fans. A tour of Anfield could be fun for your footie fans unless Goodison Park is more their team. Liverpool has amazing shopping too, alongside a variety of restaurants. Beatles fans will be in for a treat by going on the Beatles Experience tour. It sounds so amazing! There are plenty of other museums too. There is the World Museum, the Maritime Museum and the Walker Art Gallery. There is something for everyone.

There are so many places to explore in the north east; this has only just scraped the surface. Have you ever been to any of these places? I’d love to hear what you got up to and what you would recommend.