Parents in pet owning households have mentioned their children have better general health, are more physically active and even less moody!
There are so many benefits of owning a pet and, as long as our children practice safe and cautious care with new members of the family,
it’s a wonderful opportunity. It’s important to be clear and considerate about animal care; explaining to our little ones that we should be polite
and kind to pets and keeping our children and animals safe. There’s some excellent ‘golden rules’, especially when it comes to dogs in the home,
available via the RSPCA website if you are looking for some advice or fancied reading up on animal safety click here.
Now we know not every household can accommodate a pet, and that’s ok too.
There are plenty of opportunities for children to meet and greet animals be it on dog walks (with owners permission!),
pet sitting, pet shows, visiting local farms and animal centres... the list goes on. If nurturing your little ones relationship with
animals is something you’d like to look into but you cannot have a pet at home, there’s a breadth of activities at your fingertips.
Animal relationships create wonderful building blocks for childhood tales, reminiscing about time spent with our furry friends in years to come.
Belle is bouncy, loving and lives for every moment! We’ve had her since she was a pup, when her litter were abandoned to
a loving foster home. She has been a beloved member of our little family ever since and is a super active dog –
part of a local Flyball team where she runs and plays and competes to the best of her ability.
She adores children and is a lover of chest rubs, bananas and blueberries!
Areno joined the family almost three years ago and was an unexpected rescue from a family holiday to Spain.
He’s happy, hungry and loves the whole family. Areno loves an adventurous walk but is also
just as content dozing in the office all day at Belle & Boo HQ!
Cornwall is one of the most popular destinations for a UK getaway and is sure to get your dog’s tail wagging.
Cornwall is full of dog friendly hotels and self-catering cottages that would make for a perfect break for you, the family and your furry friend.
There are 51 ‘all year round’ dog friendly beaches, local attraction The Eden Project allows dogs as well as castles and the famous Lost Gardens of Heligan.
Take the family on a day of adventure and discover over 260 different species of animals and gorgeous outside spaces,
all with your dog in tow! Dogs are welcome on lead at this wildlife park, meaning no one need be excluded from this grand day out.
There are plenty of spots all over the UK which allow your furry friends in, too.
So, if you’d like to take the whole family out to tea or are looking for a pit stop after a long walk, look up your local dog friendly restaurants,
bars, cafes and pubs. Some of our favourite chains in Bristol allow dogs such as ‘Grounded’ and the ‘Lounges’.
English Heritage and National Trust sites both allow dogs at many of their locations.
Why not check your most local sites and take the whole family on a beautiful adventure.
Are you a feline fan?
Unfortunately if you do have moggy’s at home, you can’t bring them along but you CAN get your feline fix at many cat cafes across the UK!
These quirky cafes and bars are a place where you can be around the lovely animals and share a cuppa with a cat!
To take a look and see if there’s a favourite by you, click here.
Receiving the children’s vote for the best animal related day out, we’ve heard so many good things about this wildlife park.
Find this animal paradise in Hertfordshire, with big cats, feeds and talks, animal experiences and even.. dinosaurs!
A great day out for any animal lover.
With the largest collection of sharks in the whole of Europe, Blue Planet Aquarium is an aquatic lovers sight to behold!
From Caribbean reefs to underwater tunnels, there’s sure to be oooo’s and ahhh’s amongst the whole family
whilst discovering life under the water here.
Back to activities with our barking friends, Dogfest is not only a place to discover all different dogs,
activities and exhibitors but it’s a summer festival for dogs – so of course you can take your canine friends along, too!
Whether it’s a spot of shopping to pamper your pooch or watching performances in the Activity Arena by talented dogs and their owners –
there’s plenty to see and it’s a great summers day out.
An award winning farm park designed just for children, this hot spot is bursting with adventure and pockets of fun for little ones to explore.
There are animals to meet, indoor and outdoor play areas and events running all day long.
Children can get as hands on as they like with lamb feeding and pony grooming or admire animals from afar on a deer safari.
Click here to discover more.
The title of this event says it all.
The National Pet Show is a fun filled day out where the family can meet hundreds of animals, yes hundreds!
There’s a dog village, a cat village and even one for small animals and furries, too! There’s an activity ‘kid zone’ and an aquatics sector,
there’s not much that isn’t here to see. There’s even a secret rabbit garden, that we’re sure Boo would love,
and you can watch performances such as bird displays, dog agility and more.
Entries close Monday 22nd April, entrants must meet all entry requirements to be entered into the draw.
You can enter multiple times by entering on each social platform, no cash or prize alternatives available.