The best things to do with your dog in Suffolk this spring

Far too much is made of how much humans enjoy spring. Indeed, there are endless amounts of poetry and music dedicated to just how much we enjoy this time of year. What’s not discussed nearly enough in the annals of classic literature and poetry, however, is just how much dogs enjoy this time of year, too. As providers of dog-friendly holidays in Suffolk, it’ll come as no surprise to learn that we have more than a few suggestions for things you can do alongside your four legged friend when staying at one of our Barns or Barges for rent ahead of summer.

Offering a brisk and refreshing air, the coastal destinations along our Suffolk coast are graced with more than a few dog-friendly beaches that come highly recommended from our team. Particularly, the likes of Aldeburgh, Southwold and Felixstowe all invite furry friends along for a spot of frisbee at designated points along their coastline. Whilst your pooch is sure to enjoy a runaround, we’re fairly confident that you’ll enjoy all of the surroundings which are on offer around these parts, too.

For those who prefer gentle woodland trails to dramatic coastlines, the variety of trails on offer around the forests of Thetford and Rendlesham have understandably earned an impressive reputation. Though the latter may owe much of its reputation to reported visits of small green men, the former has certainly established itself as one the most exciting walking destinations not just in the United Kingdom,  but in Europe more generally. Each providing routes of varying lengths and difficulties, it couldn’t be easier to plot a route that will meet the tastes of not only yourself, but your faithful companion, too.

In addition to getting out and about in Suffolk with your dog this spring, we’re pleased that many of the places serving up delicious grub have also undertaken measures to make sure that their facilities are dog-friendly. Far from limited , there are countless trendy eateries as well as traditional country pubs which provide dog-friendly dining in Suffolk. To find a complete list of these, and to start planning your next snack break, be sure to take a look at our dedicated dogs page which provides you with all of the very best options available to you.

Recognising that quite often, “the dog decides what we do”, there are a few destinations in Suffolk which are specially designed for dogs. One of our personal favourites is the Canine Dip and Dive run by Andy and Jo. Assuredly one of the first of its kind, this destination is a swimming pool designed around, you guessed it, dogs. Perfect for allowing your four legged friend to socialise with others on their level, booking is essential and promises to create a highly memorable day out. There’s a good chance that you’ll enjoy yourself, too!

If any or all of these sound like your kind of thing – or if you’ve got a particularly capable canine reading this over your shoulder – be sure to take a look at our dog-friendly Barns and Barges for rent in Suffolk. We’re certain that when staying with us, you’ll have a fantastic time getting out to explore with your best friend, as well as enjoying all of the very best comforts once you’re done for the day.

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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