The best of Suffolk’s Dog-Friendly Delights

At Woodfarm Barns and Barges, we take the utmost care to provide the best dog-friendly accommodation in Suffolk. We even go as far as providing our four-legged guests with their very own passport after visiting to make sure that they get the same VIP treatment as their two legged friends. Of course, it would be remiss of us to provide everything you need for a memorable dog-friendly holiday in Suffolk without providing a handful of suggestions for things to see and do with your pooch when staying at our Barns and Barges for rent.

To help you get started with your planning, we’ve assembled a few suggestions that we’re sure will get your best friend’s tail wagging.

Visit an Award-Winning Garden: 

Set against the eye-catching backdrop of Helmingham Hall, the nearby Helmingham Hall Gardens are dog-friendly and provide a great place to escape to on a summer’s day in Suffolk. Previously winning the coveted Historic Houses Garden of the Year award, this destination has been lovingly redesigned and is impeccably well-maintained. Some reviewers of the gardens have also mentioned how their four-legged friend was offered a dog treat when they paid a visit… 

Enjoy the Suffolk Dog Day:

That age old saying about how every dog has its day has more than a grain of truth to it in Suffolk. Taking place at Helmingham Hall (those guys sure do share our love of dog-friendly things to see and do in Suffolk!), this annual event supports the outstanding work of St Elizabeth Hospice and brings together an assortment of activities and attractions that are sure to get a few tails wagging. With such excitement certain to abound, we’re confident you’ll appreciate our next suggestion…

Visit a dog-friendly pub or restaurant 

As a county steeped in rural traditions, it will come as no surprise to learn that there are many dog-friendly pubs in restaurants in Suffolk that allow guests at our Barns and Barges to take their best friends along with them when in need of some refreshments. Always keeping an eye out for any new additions to the already superb list of options, you can find a complete list of dog-friendly places to eat and drink in our previous article here.

Go for a dip:

We’ve mentioned the brilliance of Suffolk’s Canine Dip and Dive a few times in the past. And we’re going to mention it again because it truly is a brilliant destination for dogs to visit when on holiday in Suffolk. Providing them with comfortable access to their very own swimming pool, the Canine Dip and Dive has received an overwhelming number of positive reviews for allowing dogs to socialise and grow their confidence in a tailored and uniquely special environment.

If any or all of these attractions sound like something you – and more importantly, your pooch – would enjoy, then be sure to take a look at the availability of our Barns and Barges for rent in Suffolk. We’re sure that you’ll enjoy the very best of dog-friendly holidays when staying with us!

Reasons to Stay at Woodfarm, Suffolk

We happen to think what we have on offer is pretty bloomin' good. However, we thought you might like a bunch of reasons to stay, other than we think you should!

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Brilliant beaches! Suffolk has an incredible Heritage Coast, with great beaches, all in easy reach of us.

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Dogs stay FREE, and we don't just tolerate them, we welcome them! We've built our reputation on this, and we're proud of it!

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Pawesome, fully-enclosed two acre Pooch Paddock for your Dogs to go bonkers and make new friends in.

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Free Doggy treats, Dog bowls, and Dog towels. Our furry friends even get Woodfarm branded poop bag holders!

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Visit England Gold Awards coming out of our ears, as well as their coveted ROSE Award for Service Excellence.

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Well in excess of 1,000 Five Star Tripadvisor, Facebook & Google Reviews. Over 25% of our guests come back!

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Private Hot tubs with seven of our eight Barns and Cottages. The ultimate in relaxation, just because you're worth it.

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Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Yes, plural. Two AONB's on our doorstep! Suffolk Coast & Heaths, and Dedham Vale.

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Stunning river walks directly from your gangplank on either Barge! Wildlife and breathtaking scenery in abundance.

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