We know how much Practical Caravan readers love their pets – many of you take your dog (or even your cat) on tour with you.

After all, they’re a much-loved member of the family, too – it’s their holiday as much as yours.

But where should you head for the best caravanning experience with your pet, and what do you need to know before you go?

Superb sites for caravanning pets

Fortunately, the UK has some fantastically pet-friendly sites to visit.

If you’re touring in popular Cornwall, try Blue Hills Touring Park, where your canine friend will be made very welcome.

There’s a fantastic dog-walking field on site, and a dog-friendly beach in easy reach.

If, on the other hand, you are holidaying in Yorkshire, take a look at Bridlington Caravan and Motorhome Club site.

As well as a dog-walking area, there’s a dog-wash too – perfect for hosing off muddy hounds!

Or perhaps you’re touring Bannau Brycheiniog (the Brecon Beacons National Park).

Check out Cwmdu Campsite – not only are there lots of great walks to enjoy nearby, there’s also a dog wash ready and waiting for you and your pet to return.

Stay safe on tour with your dog

So what else should you know about touring with your dog? Here are our tips on safe and fun travels with your pet:

  • Under the Highway Code, your dog should be safely restrained in your tow car. A great and comfortable option is to use a harness and seatbelt clip.
  • Take plenty of old towels – they’re brilliant for drying off damp dogs, and for keeping your tourer’s floor clean.
  • Always keep your dog on a lead on site, and be sure to pick up any dog poo straight away!

For more advice, see our article on taking your pet on tour.

Find the right insurance for you

Of course, no matter where you tour with your pet, you’ll want to be sure that you, your caravan and your pet are insured.

The good news is that there’s no need to go to separate insurers – The Insurance Emporium offers multiple types of cover, including for both tourers and pets.

It’s easy to get a quote – before you know it, the things you love will be covered.

You’re then free to hit the road, safe in the knowledge that The Insurance Emporium has your back, ready for those unexpected twists and turns.

To find out more about The Insurance Emporium, and to get a quote, visit theinsurancemporium.co.uk/PC99 or call 03300 244 053.

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