The great British summer can be unpredictable so be sure to check the weather forecast - there’s nothing worse than being rained out! Large umbrellas double as parasols, so are useful to have on hand for any kind of weather. Bring plenty of water so everyone can stay hydrated - including any dogs that might be joining you. And for those who suffer from hay fever, don’t forget to take your tablets!Make plans for your pooch
If you’re planning on bringing your four-legged friends, check and make sure that dogs are permitted first (some parks might have restrictions). If they can come, double-check to see whether they need to be kept on a lead. Failing to restrain your dog in areas with livestock, for example, could result in fines, prosecution and worse - it’s not worth the risk.
If you check to make sure your dog is allowed to join you before heading out, there’s no reason to leave them alone in your vehicle; dogs die in hot cars.
Remember a bowl for water, some dog-friendly treats so they don’t feel left out, a toy to keep them busy, pet-safe sun cream (dogs can get sunburn too!), and of course poo bags.