A pet friendly stay at Erigmore Leisure Park – our first family holiday with our human baby and 9 month old fur baby!

 

We arrived on Monday and were checked in by the lovely Lynn at Reception. We were staying in Erigmore Cottage, a recently refurbished, pet friendly two-bedroom cottage with an enclosed decking area and private hot tub!

 

After getting settled and taking the pup for a walk, we walked along to Dunkeld for a little bit of shopping. There’s a well-stocked Co-op so we could pick up some holiday essentials! That evening, we had a really tasty meal and a few drinks in the on park Bar & Restaurant, before playing pool and darts in the conservatory. We fancied a chilled night, so headed back to the Cottage to enjoy the hot tub.

 

On Tuesday, we ventured along the main walk way into Birnam, and then Dunkeld, and had a look around the Beatrix Potter Garden. Just up the hill at the junction between Birnam and Dunkeld bridge, there’s a War Memorial, so we had a walk up to check that out too. We carried on into Dunkeld and had a look around the shops, then walked along to the Cathedral and along the River Tay.

 

That afternoon, we’d booked a swim in the pool at Erigmore. It was lovely, really quiet with just a baby having her first swim with her parents and grandparents. We ate out that night in Dunkeld at a dog friendly restaurant called the Perth Arms, then came back and sat in the beer garden on park where our dog Buddy made friends with a big husky called Neo! Buddy was tired out from our adventures so fell asleep on my knee with his head on the table! Then it was hot tub time again!

 

We decided to explore Pitlochry on Wednesday, so had a good walk along the high street and then headed to Pitlochry Dam and Fish Ladder. There’s a circular walk you can do from the town centre to see the 34 pools of the fish ladder, where over 5,000 salmon pass through each year.

 

Afterwards, we headed back to the Cottage for some chill time before we headed out to Perth Leisure Pool, my partner and son are water babies and they love a flume! We chose to eat out again that evening, this time at the Athol where the service was great, and they made a big fuss of the pup! We returned to Erigmore as we wanted to watch the football on the big screen in the Bar, before it was hot tub time again.

 

On Thursday, my partner had a drive at Knockhill Racing Circuit, so I had a lazy morning walking Buddy along to the Birnam Oak on the River path, before another swim in the on park pool. We came back to the Cottage, had a spot of lunch and some hot tub time, and waited for my partner to return. Later that afternoon we drove along to The Hermitage, a fab local woodland walk. The weather and views were amazing. We headed up to Pine Cone Point, and then came back down to find Ossian’s Falls and Ossian’s Hall. We headed straight back to the Cottage and then went for some drinks, before dinner in the beer garden on park. After dinner we had fun playing table tennis and pool, before a final bit of hot tub time before bed, ready to get up to check out and (reluctantly!) head home.