A short break for the whole family – including your four-legged friend!
Dog-friendly lodges in the UK
Dogs are part of the family, and they deserve a break too! Our dog-friendly lodges are sure to get tails wagging: they provide a safe, practical and cosy base where you and your dog can relax together after a long day of exploring our dog-friendly areas in the forest. All our dog-friendly lodges include the features of a standard lodge; self-catering facilities, a cosy log fire, comfy sofa to snuggle up together, open-plan living, plus a few tweaks especially for the four-legged family members:
Vertical door handles to prevent escapes
Scratch resistant door protection
Wood flooring throughout the lodge – easy to clean up any accident
A tether ring on your lodge patio so your four-legged friend can join you outside – especially when you’re having a barbecue!
Our dog-friendly lodges are available in a selected number of our Woodland and Executive Lodges. A small charge will be added when you select your accommodation.
You can book up to two dogs per lodge to join your family break. When searching for your break, make sure you add the number of dogs as well as the number of people in order to see availability of our dog-friendly lodges.
Our dog-friendly lodges are very popular, so we recommend booking in advance to avoid disappointment.
"I couldn't have asked for a more relaxing, safe, and friendly place to holiday with my dogs.
Every single staff member at the Whinfell Center Parcs were authentically friendly and happy.
All our booked activities were accessed with ease and thoroughly enjoyable.
The lodges were immaculately clean with everything you need for your break... and the bed was so comfortable, especially after a full day outside walking or doing fun activities.
As someone who has never been to Center Parcs before, this is definitely a UK holiday I'll be booking on a yearly basis from now on."
Best Staycation Ever
@Joanne W- May 2022, Whinfell Forest
"This was my first visit and it won't be my last. Everything was absolutely perfect! The dog friendly lodge was outstanding and was right next to an enclosed sog play park and secluded pond with ducks and babies. The whole place, amenities, activities, food, staff, literally everything was perfect. Would highly recommend if you want to 'switch off' from life and get back to nature with the added bonus of plenty of amazing things to do. Recommend Kayaking, the massive indoor / outdoor pool and highly recommend The Owl Guy!"
Maple 126 (dog friendly accommodation) - highly recommend!
@C W - July 2022, Sherwood Forest
"We have been coming to this Center Parcs for years with our children from when they were very young (2003). The last time was 2019, so it was great to be back. They're all grown up now but chose (begged) to come with us when we said we might be coming! We stayed here for a weekend break and brought our two little dogs for the first time ever. Wasn't expecting much from the 3 bedroom executive lodge as it was designated 'dog' accommodation. Couldn't have been more pleasantly surprised - it was so clean and fresh! Beautifully cleaned with no indication at all that guests with dogs stayed here, really spacious with en suite bathrooms and a sauna! The lodge ws also nice and cool to say it was 27 degress outside! We'd brought a fan (for the dogs!) but didn't need to use it - the trees provided welcome shade and kept things at a nice and pleasant temperature. There was even a lovely walk through the trees directly off our patio so we could take the little guys for a walk safely in the hot weather (it was really cool and shaded). We were also able eat indoors at Foresters Inn with dogs but chose to eat outside as the weather was so lovely. Nice under the trees though where there was also a pleasant breeze. We ate outside at the Pancake House (everyone has to go here) and at the Sports Bar, staff were super friendly and brought water for our dogs along with our drinks.
Overall we had a brilliant weekend! There has been a general refresh of the place since we were last here, all the lodge doors are now operated with keyless locks (wristbands which also work the lockers in the pool and can be worn in the water) which is way better than carrying bulking keys, the mini golf has been overhauled and looks great (had a good laugh playing this!), Las Igunanas is a new addition to the list of restaurants here but, sadly, Dexters is no more (we loved Dexters!). The spa is still amazing - go if you get a chance, you won't be disappointed, swimming is a must with the slides, rapids and wave pool and there's a brilliant little pottery painting shop in the Village Square which is great. It was fab to be back again, we forgot how much we enjoyed it! And we will definitely bring our dogs next time!
Dog friendly lodge
@Sunshine42711207374 - June 2023, Sherwood Forest
"Fantastic location for our dog friendly lodge, lovely clean and comfortable. 5 minute walk to the village using the short cut via the beach/pancake house. Great facilities. Ate at the cafe rouge which was lovely food and staff friendly and efficient"
"We had the most amazing time at Longleat Center Parcs. The lodge was nice, clean and spacious and dog friendly. The 375 acre park was well locked after and great to explore with our dog. We did all the activities and they were all extremely well run. You must book way in advance the slots you prefer. George and Harley in the Sports Cafe always went above and beyond to look after us and Elvis our dog. Cant wait to go back!"
@darhj- Nov 2022, Longleat Forest
"First time visit and was sceptical but arrived last Friday in a party of 11 and three dogs. First impressions was good - lovely drive to check in where staff greeted us and were welcoming - found a space in car park and set off to explore. The Parc itself was very clean and well kept. The central Plaza was really welcoming and a great selection of shops and services.
Our accommodation was spotless even though we were in a dog friendly lodge and was well equipped with utensils and towels our Cabin was warm snuggled in the forest so you felt totally asorbed in the beautiful surroundings - we even saw deer a few times.
Land train to get around was very welcomed and ran on schedule.
The sun tropical swimming and changing area was spotless and amazing fun.
The lake area and boat house were stunning and provided great photo opportunity's too.
We went to the Sports Bar where food and drink were good and reasonably priced. The Pancake House was outstanding and the views incredible from the balcony area.
We were sceptical after reading some reviews but we found the whole experience absolutely brilliant - all the staff were incredibly friendly and some went over and above to make my husband's birthday really special
Accommodation in our opinion was excellent and generous in size.
Wonderful time as always - first year with bikes, game changer!
@jfinch2015 - August 2023, Elveden Forest
"Fabulous holiday, have been visiting for years and best one yet! Great range of activities - not cheap so we picked things we couldn't do anywhere else to make it special. Beds SO comfy! Dog cabin was spotless when we arrived, you wouldn't know dogs had been in there. All staff friendly and polite. Last iguanas delicious food, great range of amazing looking and sing food, cocktail and drinks same price as any pub near home added novelty of the robots delivering food too! All in all whilst the cost of living in the outside world has gone up and up, CP has kept most prices pretty much the same and where it once seemed expensive for us to eat out there now seems fairly priced. Few items in the supermarket seem expensive but we bring most of our own food. Definitely recommend bikes, it was a game changer!"
Mrs v collins
@Vicky C - October 2022, Elveden Forest
"First visit to centre parcs for my family. They absolutely loved it 6 adults 3 children and 2 dogs. Couldn' fault a single thing brilliant. Would definitely go back. Plenty of activities to choose from. Great choice of accommodation and the staff were all very friendly and helpful."
"Our eigth time at Woburn. Really love the peace and quiet. Stayed in a dog lodge as we always take our dog with us. Costs £69 for the dog/deep clean, but I can honestly say its worth it. There is never any dog smell from the previous occupants so the cleaners obviously do a fabulous job, plus the lodge itself is always immaculate. The park itself is also clean and tidy. Center Parcs do a brilliant job of looking after the park. The staff are very friendly and helpful. The Woodland Lights we thought were beautiful. They must have taken weeks to prepare and put up so well done to all the staff involved. We try to go away every bonfire/fireworks night as our rescue dog is petrified of them, so coming to Center Parcs is a godsend for him and no doubt the other animals in the forest, thank you Center Parcs for not having fireworks anymore.
We use the Parc Market which is no badly priced as we like to cook our meal in our lodge. We don't use the restaurants as we won't leave our dog on his own.
All in all, a fab holiday and we have already booked again and can't wait. Thank you CP Woburn."
@Roving755932 - May 2022, Woburn Forest
"Stayed 4 nights executive lodge, pet friendly as we booked in our dog as well. The lodge was beautiful so clean and comfortable. Everything was great. The swimming was easy and didn't appear too busy. The slots worked well. Aqua Sana spa day was fantastic. All the staff we encounted were very helpful and polite."
You will find various Dog Exercise Areas around the forest to allow your dog to run free, off the lead – an activity for you and your dog to do together. These specific areas are marked on the village map. You can find out more on our dog-friendly breaks page.
We have some pet-friendly restaurants that allow you to visit with your dog along with lots of spots around the village for a picnic. If you fancy eating in, all our lodges have self-catering facilities or you can order a delivery from our restaurants.