A Pet-Friendly getaway: 4 Unforgettable Pet-Friendly Activities to do near Toad Hall Self-Catering Cottages in the Midlands

Posted by Toad on Mon July 10, 2023.

Toad Hall Self-Catering Cottages in the Midlands offers a pet-friendly retreat where you and your furry friend can relax and enjoy the beauty of nature.

Are you seeking a memorable escape where you and your furry friend can relax and revel in nature’s beauty? Then Toad Hall Self-Catering Cottages is the place for you. Nestled in the picturesque countryside, in the Midlands, our pet-friendly accommodation offers a tranquil escape for you, your family and beloved pet to unwind. Each cottage offers complete privacy and is fenced, allowing your dog to freely run around without any worry. From enchanting walks to exciting adventures, here are our top four pet-friendly activities to enjoy during your stay:
1.     Nature Trails and walks:
Without even leaving the property, embrace the natural surroundings of Toad Hall’s pristine surrounds as you immerse yourself in our forests, expansive lawns, gentle rolling hills and serene pond. Set across numerous private acres, our guests can discover a variety of cleared and well-maintained paths that wind through the lush woodlands and meander down hills. Offering an assortment of cleared pathways, visitors and their beloved furry friends can select from various walking routes, each offering different lengths and terrain to explore. Take a moment and pause at the top of the hill to enjoy the sunset with views of the Lions River Valley, and if you are lucky, you will spot a reed buck in the neighbouring fields. View our walking map here. 
2.     Breakfast or lunch with a doggy friendly menu at Piggly Wiggly:
The Piggly Wiggly Coffee Shop, in the midlands, is one of our must visit stops for breakfast or a lazy lunch with friends and family. Located within Piggly Wiggly, the café is Pet-friendly with both indoor and outdoor seating options. The best part? The have a doggie menu and highlights include the Barking Good Burger. Piggly Wiggly is only a 5-minute drive from Toad Hall Cottages, to find out more visit: Piggly Wiggly
3.     Beer tasting and lunch at Lions River Craft Brewery:
Enjoy family brewed beer at Lions River Craft Brewery which is just down the road from Toad Hall Cottages. Those who want to stretch their legs can walk or cycle down to the brewery. Enjoy the pet-friendly beer garden that serves lunch which is perfectly paired with the brewery’s freshly brewed beer offerings. The brewery is only open Saturday and Sunday for lunch, check out their Facebook page for events and updates.
4.     Wander through Howick Falls:
Head to Howick in the Midlands, which is a short drive from Toad Hall and take a stroll around the majestic Howick Falls, a breathtaking waterfall nestled in a scenic gorge. Take your dog for a leisurely stroll along the well-maintained paths that surround the falls and enjoy a moment of calm. The area provides a perfect setting for memorable walks and photo opportunities.