Other Dog Activities in Europe

Tired of watching Fido run laps in the dog park? We've got the scoop on lots of other dog friendly attractions in Europe too. You’ll find information on all of the dog friendly wineries, boat rentals, botanical gardens, drive-ins, and other offbeat animal attractions in Europe here.

Pet Friendly Jardin du Luxembourg
Jardin du Luxembourg The Jardin du Luxembourg is the largest public park (22.5 hectares) in the 6th arrondissement of Paris, France. You’ll find the Luxembourg gardens’ dog path takes a shared path with the joggers on the periphery leading toward Blvd. Saint Michel (there’s even a little dog fountain on this path). See Details
Pet Friendly Tuileries Gardens
Tuileries Gardens At Tuileries Gardens, dogs are allowed on two elevated flanks or ‘allees’ overlooking the gardens. The northern flank faces the the Rue de Rivoli and the southern flank overlooks the Seine River. This is an especially well-protected allee where you and your dog can enjoy a jog or a saunter. See Details
Park Guell Park Guell is an urban park to the north of the Barcelona district of Gràcia designed by the great Antoni Gaudí. Filled with mosaic animals, and benches that provide a fantastic view of the city, the park is considered one of Gaudí's most colorful and playful works even though it was never fully completed. The park also offers lots of paths and gardens where you can walk Fido amid the lush foliage and a small snack shop with outdoor tables. See Details
Tallink Silja Line Tallink Silja Line is a pet-friendly overnight cruise around the Baltic Sea. The Tallink Silja Line offers pet-friendly cruises from the Swedish capital to three other capital cities in Scandinavia and Eastern Europe: Helsinki, the capital of Finland; Tallinn, the capital of Estonia; and Riga, the capital of Latvia. There are a number of different pet-friendly cabin options on board, including one below the pet recreation area, one with a window, and a cheaper room lower down in the boat. There's a kennel option if all of the pet-friendly cabins are booked. The pet fee is 32 EUR for a round trip cruise. Up to three pets are allowed in each cabin, but dangerous breeds are not allowed on board. Dogs require an EU passport to travel internationally in Europe. This can be acquired from a licensed veterinarian in the EU, who will run a health check and administer rabies shots to applicant animals. Those traveling to Tallinn or Riga do not require any additional documents, although pets going to Finland need to be wormed one to five days before travel. If all the pet-friendly cabins are booked, there’s also a kennel option. More information can be found in the Traveling with Pets section of their website. See Details
Motorparty Classic Car Hire Embark on an unforgettable trip through the Scottish countryside, riding a classic motorbike with a sidecar for Fido. Motorparty Classic Car Hire rents vintage vehicles which you can use to explore the beauty of farmland from clear, scenic roads. Spend the day cruising along the coast, into the Southern Upland, or to the highest village in Scotland. Enjoy a few hours on the road as a side trip on a tour through Scotland or make a weekend of it and stay at the onsite B&B accommodations. The combination of the gorgeous landscape and the thrill of motoring through Scotland with your furry friend on your side is sure to make this an adventure to remember. See Details
Planten und Blomen This is a huge park and botanical garden. It's beautiful and peaceful. There are bunches of trails to walk on with your 4-legged friend. You can't let him/her use the potty in the park because of the myriad special plantings, but you can walk around with him... so be a respectful dog owner and make sure "business" is taken care of beforehand. There is an indoor greenhouse exhibit that is off limits to dogs and the Japanese Garden is wonderful for very quiet ones. The walk through the myriad waterfalls and breathtaking plantings is enough for most dogs. Enjoy. See Details
Bargetrip.ie Bring your dog on-board for a cruise on the Grand Canal in Co. Kildare. Full and half day barge hire options are available and you can bring the friends and family up to 10 people! See Details
Black Rock Lave Net Heritage Fishing Black Rock Lave Net Heritage Fishing is a traditional fishing method for salmon. Watch fishermen fish with hand held nets by the old railway crossing of the Severn Estuary. Visitors can watch the fishermen work from above at the Black Rock Picnic Site. There are large open areas nearby where dogs can be exercised and the fishery welcomes Fidos to come along and watch too! See Details
Daisy Days Organised Dog Walks Description Group social dog walking is an activity that complements the human dog relationship perfectly and is becoming increasingly more popular. It gives humans a chance to get out and about and meet other like minded souls, make new friends and discover new and exciting places to walk. All age groups can take part in this activity so the entire family can enjoy their time together. Dogs also like the social side of walking somewhere new this gives them the mental stimulation they need. There are masses of health benefits also for both the two and the four legged participants. Your own transport is essential as most of the walks are not accessible by public transport. Type of walks vary from easy, moderate to physical. Find us on facebook or email karenkorkmaz@yahoo.co.uk See Details
The Settle - Carlisle Railway The Settle - Carlisle Railway is a pet-friendly train through the Yorkshire Dales and Cumbrian Fells in the north of England. It's part of the UK rail network, so prices remain affordable for dogs and their owners. There are lots of lovely little stops along the way, which includes the highest train station in the whole country. There are an average of eight trains a day between Settle and Carlisle, starting at 6:21am and ending at 7:52pm. Pets ride for free and human tickets start at £10. Pets ride for free and human tickets start at £10. See Details
The Donkey Sanctuary Leashed dogs are welcome to join their owners as they visit The Donkey Sanctuary, set in the beautiful rolling countryside of County Cork located just outside the village of Liscarroll in Ireland. Over 5,200 donkeys from all parts of Ireland have been rescued since The Donkey Sanctuary opened. You can walk along any of several well-maintained paths with educational placards along the way and view different groups of donkeys in the fields. The Donkey Sanctuary is open Monday - Friday 9am - 4:30pm, and Saturday - Sunday and Bank Holidays 10am - 5pm. Visits to The Donkey Sanctuary are free; donations are always appreciated. See Details
Tivoli Friheden Amusement park in central Aarhus. A great place to bring your dog. Dogs must be kept on a leash at all times, and it is compulsatory to collect thair excrements See Details
Suomenlinna Suomenlinna is pet friendly! The Finnish maritime fortress is over 260 years old, making it a great visit for lovers of world history. Visit the Great Courtyard, designed by Augustin Ehrensvärd, the Docks, an operational dry dock used to conserve history related to old sailing ships, or the King's gate, the site where King Adolf Frederick of Sweden anchored while inspecting the city in 1752. You and Fido can take the Helsinki City Transport ferry to Suomenlinna all throughout the year and the trip is only about 15 minutes. There is no entrance fee to the fortress, but individual museums and exhibits may charge for admission. Dogs must be kept on a leash and not be allowed near children's playgrounds or on beaches in accordance with Helsinki Law. Owners are asked not to allow Fidos to disturb natural flora and wildlife on the grounds. See Details
The Caledonian Sleeper Train The Caledonian Sleeper Train is dog-friendly. Dogs are welcome in to travel on the overnight journey from London to Scotland in one of the pet-friendly cabins on board. Up to two pets can join you in a private cabin for a single journey for a cleaning fee of £30 per room. The Caledonian Sleeper sets off six nights a week from London Euston, Sunday through Friday and goes to Edinburgh, Fort William, and beyond. See Details
Dog Holiday Kutyapanzió és Kutyanapközi Dog Holiday Kutyapanzió és Kutyanapközi is a dog training center in Hetényegyháza. They welcome pets to stay with them on their private land in the middle of the forest. In addition to providing pets with somewhere to stay, the highly-trained staff will also train dogs who are boarding with them for an extra fee. The prices range between 2000 to 3000 HUF, depending on whether you want training and food as well as boarding. See Details
The Milky Way Adventure Park The Milky Way Adventure Park is pet-friendly. Located on the border of Devon and Cornwall in England, this amusement park welcomes dogs to enjoy the maze, the scenic train, and the mini golf course. Dogs must be leashed throughout the park and away from the bird of prey display. The indoor areas are also not dog-friendly. The Milky Way Adventure Park is open every day of the week from 10am to 5pm. See Details
Bordeaux les quais de la Garonne Although not officially a dog park, the grassy areas along the river between the Place du Marché and the Water Mirror are great places for walking your dog. Many breeds, large and small, gather off-leash on the lawns. While, officially, off-leash is not allowed there is a general tolerance as long as the dog is socialized and well- behaved. There are plenty of dog waste bag dispensers and water fountains along the way. Another great thing is that you can travel on all public transport (bus, tramway and even boat!) with your dog and free of charge. See Details
Flevopark Flevopark is a dog-friendly park on the eastern side of Amsterdam in the Indische Buurt neighborhood. Home to a swimming area for dogs in the summer, this is a great spot for pets to cool down when they have had enough of sightseeing in the city on sunny days. Just outside the park you'll find the Jewish Cemetery, a moving tribute to those lost from the Jewish community, with graves dating back to 1614. The park leads out onto a canal, and is even home to a distillery with outdoor tables. See Details
Dackelmuseum Dogs of all shapes and sizes are welcome to tour the Dackelmuseum; although, if Fido is a dachshund he may be surrounded by fans, as the museum is devoted to his kind. The museum, located in Residence Square, houses the world's largest collection of sausage-dog items and was lovingly amassed over the course of 25 years, featuring more than 4,500 exhibits. Well-behaved dogs visiting the museum receive a free drink. The Dackelmuseum's hours vary seasonally, and certain days are open by prior arrangement only, so guests should check its website before planning their outing. Tickets are € 3,00 for students and € 5,00 for adults. See Details
Westerpark Westerpark is a pet-friendly urban park in Amsterdam that has grown over the years to include lots of quirky industrial land previously owned by gas companies. Many locals refer to the park as a cultural playground, with a theater, a cinema, an exhibition space and an events stage to keep people entertained on the large green space. Additionally, there's a large pond where groups of people and pooches can gather on summer days. Westerpark has become so popular that the local neighborhood has been renamed after it. See Details
Bakken Bakken is a dog-friendly amusement park near Klampenborg in Denmark. The park's premium location ten minutes from Copenhagen make it well worth a visit if your nearby. Dogs are welcome to join their owners in the park, as long as they are leashed and under control. The park was founded in 1583 and is actually the world's oldest amusement park. It's also one of the few where Fido can join in the fun. Bakken is open from April 12th 2019. Entrance is free. Bakken is open Monday through Thursday from 12pm to 10pm and Friday through Sunday from 12pm to 12am. See Details
Chateau du Petit Thouars Fido is welcome to join you as you swirl, sniff, and sip a glass of wine at the Chateau du Petit Thouars. Dogs are allowed unleashed on the estate, except in the cellar, where the wines are vinified and aged in barrel. In the cellar, dogs must be on a leash. Dogs are welcome in the tasting room where they can enjoy a drink of water. A variety of tours and tastings are offered at this Loire Valley vineyard and chateau, varying in price. Chateau du Petit Thouars recommends the Picnic in the Vines Tour and Tasting to dog owners, as it allows them to picnic outside with their pet at a dressed table in the vineyard. Interested parties can book online, in advance. Chateau du Petit Thouars is open Monday through Saturday from 9:30am to 6:30pm. See Details