Mopping up spills during countless crafternoons, patiently waiting out long toilet training hours with you, licking everyone’s tears after botched fringe cuts, and always up for another ‘adventure’ walk down the street – let’s face it, our furry loved ones have helped hold down the fort this year. And they’ve got used to having the family around all the time. Now we’re allowed back out in the world, it’s time the pets had some fun too. The good news is you can skip the separation anxiety and bring your steadfast sidekick along for the adventure at these top-notch family- and pet-friendly places to stay.
BIG4 Gold Coast Holiday Park
You won’t have any trouble getting your kids’ screen time down on the Gold Coast. Two words – theme parks. But what about your pup? You can’t take Buddy on a roller coaster, but at BIG4 Gold Coast Holiday Park, he won’t be left out. Book him into the dog kennel service on-site, and when you’re back from day-tripping, there’s an off-leash dog agility park for a few thrills, the Doggy Poolside Café for treats and the ‘Puppy Pampering Palace’ to ease sore pads. Sure, it’s just a DIY dog wash station, but even your pets should feel like they’re on holiday. Throw in all the bells and whistles of BIG4 – playgrounds, waterslides, jumping cushion – and you’re all set. goldcoastholidaypark.com.au
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