With the bitter cold days of winter now a distant memory, summer provides the ideal opportunity to get outside, to enjoy the warm air and golden sunshine, and to spend plenty of time with your best pup. Even better, you can find plenty of fun day trip ideas that cost little to absolutely no money.
Here are some fun day trip ideas for you and your dog:
Go to the park.
Choose your favourite park or find a new park at which to spend the day with your dog. Pack a lunch or snacks. Bring your pooch’s favourite treats and meal and get ready to run, job, toss a ball, and enjoy a lovely summer afternoon.
Take a hike.
Explore the hills and rural areas of Ireland by striking out for a day of hiking with your dog. Be sure your mobile phone is fully charged just in case you happen to wander off course.
Make it a beach day.
There’s often no better way to spend a summer day than on the beach, dipping your feet in the cool water, and feeling the sun on your face. Bring your dog’s favourite throw toy. Pack a picnic lunch and plan for a day away at the beach. Don’t forget to bring plenty of fresh water for your dog and a towel to put on the warm sand. Your dog’s paws can become burned by the hot sand just as your feet can.
Take a stroll around town.
One of the best things about Ireland is you can travel to neighbouring towns with relative ease. Pick a nearby town, or even your own, and plan to spend the day with your dog strolling the neighbourhood. You may discover places you never knew existed, meet new people from near and far, and enjoy bonding time with your dog.
Dog park? Be there!
Dog parks may be sparse in Ireland but if you’re lucky enough to live near one, take advantage of it! Get your dog’s favourite balls and toys, pack them and some water and treats in a bag, and head over to the dog park. Dog parks are a great place for both you and your dog to socialize and to make new friends.
No matter where you take your dog on a day trip, don’t forget to bring plenty of fresh water, food, and an emergency collar and leash, just in case something happens to the one you are using.