A short break for the whole family – including your four-legged friend!
Dog-friendly lodges in Ireland
Dogs are part of the family, and they deserve a break too! Our dog-friendly lodges are sure to get tails wagging: they provide a safe, practical and cosy base where you and your dog can relax together after a long day of exploring our dog-friendly areas in the forest. All our dog-friendly lodges include the features of a standard lodge; self-catering facilities, a cosy log fire, comfy sofa to snuggle up together, open-plan living, plus a few tweaks especially for the four-legged family members:
Vertical door handles to prevent escapes
Scratch resistant door protection
Wood flooring throughout the lodge – easy to clean up any accident
A tether ring on your lodge patio so your four-legged friend can join you outside – especially when you’re having a barbecue!
Our dog-friendly lodges are available in a selected number of our Woodland and Executive Lodges. A small charge will be added when you select your accommodation.
You can book up to two dogs per lodge to join your family break. When searching for your break, make sure you add the number of dogs as well as the number of people in order to see availability of our dog-friendly lodges.
Our dog-friendly lodges are very popular, so we recommend booking in advance to avoid disappointment.
"Absolutely brilliant short break at Centre Parcs Longford. Myself, my husband my 16 year old son and 11 year old daughter thourghly enjoyed our stay. We brought our 2 dogs with us which was very important for our family. The kids done nearly all activities and loved them. The big attraction for us was the pool, it was amazing."
A safe and relaxing environment for the whole family to enjoy nature.
@Zoe N- March 2023, Longford Forest
"Just back from a Mon to Fri break in Centre Parcs Longford and had a wonderful stay in an executive 3 bedroom lodge.
The lodge was dog friendly and so clean and fresh it was hard to tell any dog had been in it previously. The kitchen was well supplied and had a coffee maker and separate wine fridge. There was a pan scrub, dishwasher tablets and washing up liquid supplied.
The bedrooms had ample storage and the beds and pillows were so comfortable.
We had bulfinches appear at the window every day and Sika deer at the back of the patio that visited most afternoons also a squirrel was seen daily in the forest at the side of the lodge.
The grounds are so well kept I did not see one piece of litter the whole time I was there, bins are provided for about every 6 lodges and recycling is actively encouraged.
There are several shops and restaurants to choose from and really no need to leave the centre however I would encourage people to visit the lovely local town of Ballymahon (approx 5 mins by car). Also there is a fantastic walk by the river Inny turn right out centre parcs or take the perimeter walk around CP that joins the river walk. Also a walk along the nearby Royal canal greenway is a real treat.
Centre Parcs Longford is a really well presented venue where families can enjoy nature in a safe and relaxing environment. Give it a go.... you won't regret it ;)"
A group of 12 a ball was had by all
@Dublin family vacation- August 2022, Longford Forest
"We visited as a large family 6 children (age rages 1 to 10years) and 6 adults and a dog, and I honestly can say each one of us enjoyed it, we had 2 lodges (1 executive and 1 woodland dog friendly both spotlessly clean and very comfortable, with activities there is something to suit all ages, and the kids loved the pool, the wild water rapid slide was a big hit with ours! For the adults mammys and nanas enjoyed the 3 hour spa session! This is great value. For food we ate in Hucks food (and cocktails) were delish and our wait staff was professional and friendly and more than happy to accommodate our ad hoc requests! Kids are already asking can we go back tomorrow."
You will find various Dog Exercise Areas around the forest to allow your dog to run free, off the lead – an activity for you and your dog to do together. These specific areas are marked on the village map. You can find out more on our dog-friendly breaks page.
We have some pet-friendly restaurants that allow you to visit with your dog along with lots of spots around the village for a picnic. If you fancy eating in, all our lodges have self-catering facilities or you can order a delivery from our restaurants.