Say Hello To Our 2023 Activity List

We’ve teamed up with Admiral Pet Insurance to create an exciting activity list for dogs, each month packed with budget friendly ideas.

Our must-do activity list empowers dog owners to make the most of their time together and to celebrate each living moment through enriching experiences. This can include things like taking them on a hike, going to the beach, or even just cuddling on the couch. It’s a way to make sure that you spend as much time as possible with your furry friend while they’re still with you. Scroll down to run through our 2023 activity list, or download the journal below to get started.

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Want to follow us through the year as we complete our activity list? We’ve pulled together a check-list and journal so you can document your adventures together. We’ve also included a couple of other ideas should you want to swap and change any from our original 2023 list. Pop your email below to download your activity list journal today.

January - Get Fit With Your Dog

To live and maintain a healthy lifestyle, both humans and dogs need mental stimulation and physical exercise. It’s been proven that having a healthy exercise routine can be easier to stick to when you have a friend to do it with. Well, there’s no better friend than your dog! Getting fit with your dog can be instrumental in improving emotional wellbeing, which in turn prevents problems with mental health. 

There are a range of physical activities you can take part in and enjoy together. Try a free online fitness challenge together, or discover a new dog sport such as Canicross, Bikejoring, Agility, Heelwork to Music or Doga (dog yoga). 

February - Be charitable together

Share the love in February, by volunteering or doing random acts of kindness together with your dog. Does your dog have what it takes to be a therapy dog? Charities such as Pets As Therapy are always looking for canine volunteers to visit care homes, hospitals, hospices, schools and prisons.

Another idea includes visiting your local pet blood bank, so your dog can become a blood donor. Dog’s blood can be used to save the lives of other dogs that are injured or sick, so they have a chance to live a long and healthy life.

Other ideas include litter picking in your local community together, donating old toys and blankets to your local rescue centre, or dog food to your local pet food bank.

March - Visit a landmark

The UK is brimming with historical buildings and places of extraordinary natural beauty. Each landmark has its own unique history and story to tell, so grab the lead and discover our glorious country together. 

The world renowned Tower Bridge in London is one of many dog friendly landmarks. Wales is bursting with dog friendly castles such as Caerphilly Castle, and in Scotland you could view the Glenfinnan Viaduct, famous for its moment as the Hogwarts Express in Harry Potter.

April - Climb a mountain

We are surrounded by beautiful mountains and valleys. Climbing a mountain and reaching the peak, can take a dog walk from ‘meh’ to ‘motivating and marvellous’. It’s a great way to spend some time outdoors and offers a unique and rewarding experience. 

Set your sights on the highest mountain locally, and challenge yourself to climb it with the dog. Alternatively, go for gold by climbing one of the highest mountains in the UK such as Ben Nevis in Scotland, Scafell Pike in England and Snowdon in Wales. Whichever route you take, you’ll be rewarded with spectacular views with your furry best friend by your side.

May - Go on a picnic

When the sun is shining, a picnic in the park is always plenty of fun. One of the best things about picnics is that they can be as simple or as complicated as you want them to be. Whether you’re packing a few sandwiches to enjoy in your garden or packing a full picnic basket to enjoy in a nearby park with treats for the dog. 

When it comes to picnic spots with a view, we’re spoilt for choice. Our favourite spots for a perfect pooch picnic include Three Cliffs Bay in Swansea, Jubilee Gardens in Devon and Conic Hill in Stirling.

June - Stargazing together

There’s one thing you can find wherever you go in the world, and that’s the stars. During the summer, find a clear night sky and go stargazing with your beloved pooch. There are a few canine constellations you probably didn’t know about, including the Constellation Canis Major (Greater Dog) and Minor (Lesser Dog), as well as the 3. Sirius, Procyon and the Sisters.

July - Pretty flower field

From show-stopping lavender carpets in Norfolk to happy sunflower displays in Wales, there’s plenty of flower fields to take your breath away with a wide range of colours and types of flowers. Each place provides an abundance of photo opportunities, so don’t forget to take a pretty wanderlust Summer selfie together. 

August - See a waterfall

The UK is home to some of the most beautiful and majestic waterfalls in the world. From the towering cliffs of the Scottish Highlands to the serene and peaceful valleys of Wales, there is a waterfall to suit everyone’s taste. 

One of the most magical waterfalls to visit is the Falls of Lora in Argyll, Scotland. Looking for a tall drop? The Cautley Spout in the Yorkshire Dales is one of England’s highest waterfalls above ground which tumbles down a cliff of 650ft. Alternatively, fill your eyes with delight after viewing not one, but four pretty falls in the Waterfall Country in the Brecon Beacons, Wales.

September - Explore a museum

Have fun exploring and discovering something new about the world with your furry friend by your side! Dogs are welcome in most museums in the UK. Some museums even have special events for dogs and their owners. For a glimpse into rural Welsh life over the centuries visit St Fagan’s, Cardiff. To celebrate all things engineering, head to the Brunel Museum in London. Ever fancied learning more about the pencil? The Pencil Museum in Keswick, Cumbria provides a genuinely engaging experience all about how the pencil was made. 

October - Pick a pumpkin

In preparation for a spooky October visit a pumpkin patch together. There are many dog friendly pumpkin patches in the UK, and it’s a great outdoors activity that you can enjoy together. Fill your boots (and wheelbarrows), take plenty of photos and make lots of Autumnal memories.

November - Visit a cosy rural dog friendly pub

Rural pubs are often located in beautiful settings, away from the hustle and bustle of city life. Perfect if you and your dog are trying to escape Bonfire Night in November.  You often find a dog friendly pub in the countryside offers a more relaxed atmosphere, usually with a roaring fireplace for your pooch to curl up and sleep.

December - Visit Santa Paws

Visiting Santa Paws can be a fun and festive activity for you and your dog to do together. Capture the special moment by getting your dog’s photo taken with Santa Paws.

Dogs can get into all types of mischief when they’re out and about, and we want dog owners to explore dog friendly places with peace of mind. This is why we’re teaming up with Admiral Pet Insurance to ensure you’re supported during any unexpected medical emergency or trip to the vet. Together, we are committed to promoting healthier lifestyles, providing advice and support for every hairy household.

 

Did you know, all policies with Admiral Pet Insurance include up to 30 days’ cover while you travel on holiday with your pet in the UK and Republic of Ireland. So you can completely relax whilst enjoying all your dog friendly adventures. 

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