14/04/2014 - The Rest of April at Batsford Arboretum:
Flowering Cherries in Full Bloom! 12th – 30th April at Batsford Arboretum. We’re blossom-tastic as our beautiful National Collection of Japanese Flowering Cherries take over as the stars of the show in the arboretum. A riot of every shade of pink you can think of, they should be at their blooming best during these two weeks. Arboretum entrance fee applies. Easter Weekend at Batsford - Living Gardens Days Good Friday (April 18th) and Easter Saturday (April 19th) 11am – 3pm. Find out everything you’ve ever wanted to know about attracting wildlife to your garden. Experts from the Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust will be on hand with free advice and tips about the best plants to buy to provide the perfect environment for birds, insects and wildlife and there’ll also be children’s activities to keep the little ones occupied while you find out more. With fabulous new ranges of plants in the garden centre – it’s the perfect time to discover more about wildlife-friendly gardening.
Dog and pet friendly holidays & days out in the UK and Europe
Use our directories to find dog friendly holidays, hotels, B&Bs, self catering cottages, lodges, pet friendly holiday parks, pubs that allow dogs in an eating area and places to visit where responsible owners can take their dogs. As well as our directories, our walks and beaches section, and links and information pages, will help you make the most of your holidays and days out with your canine companions - and will help you find things to improve the quality of your lives together.
Don't leave your canine best friend behind when you go on a holiday or day out, use this site to discover dog friendly accommodation, guest houses, bed and breakfast rooms, lodges, cabins and caravans where your dog can stay too as well as places to visit or eat where your dogs will be welcome too.
Click on our "Dogpeople Says" logo if it appears in a directory entry to read about our experience when we visited.
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When we had our first dog going on holiday was a bit of a trial. We found it relatively easy to book a dog friendly holiday cottage but everything else seemed hard. Where could we go for a meal with our dog? What would we do when we wanted a day out other than just a walk with our dog? What other dog friendly holiday accommodation choices might we be able to have? We decided to answer some of these questions and you can now discover a fabulous range of options by looking through the website. Use the map or search facility on this page, or refine your search by looking through individual directories for dog friendly self catering accommodation, dog friendly holiday parks, dog friendly hotels, dog friendly B&Bs, dog friendly places to eat and dog friendly attractions (days out). You should find plenty of holiday options, especially in the main holiday destinations in England, Wales and Scotland. If you want to holiday away from the UK you'll find there's some choice in Europe too and getting there with your dog is so much easier now the Pet Travel Scheme allows travel to many parts of Europe (including some non EU countries and territories) but make sure you have a pet passport and the inoculations etc. your dog needs (some other pets are covered by the scheme too). Even if you're not thinking of taking your dog on holiday you may find something useful in our links and information directory. There are lots of links to dog clubs, tips about dog ownership, links to pet services (like groomers and vets etc.) and links to pet related businesses. If you don't have a dog yet but want to know more have a look at The Blue Cross's factsheets (click on the image link on the home page and many others) and if you're thinking of rescuing a dog you'll find lots of links to rescue organisations throughout the country.