Things to do in Ely that are pet-friendly

Apr 08 , 2019

Things to do in Ely that are pet-friendly

With the clocks going back last weekend signalling the official start of British Summer, there’s no better time to take your favourite four-legged friend out to explore the best Cambridge and Ely has to offer!

Jurassic Bark has compiled a handy list of all the must-visit pet-friendly places that’s not just a great day out for your dog, but you too.


If you’re planning on visiting any of these places, let us know in the comments below!



1) Wicken Fen Nature Reserve

Boasting a massive 254.5 hectares of the national nature reserve (possibly the longest dog walk ever, if you fancy tackling it all) which welcomes dogs of all shapes and sizes as long as they are kept safely on a lead. The reserve also has the Wicken Fen Big Vision Weekend coming up, starting bright and early on Saturday 4th of May with a Dawn Chorus Walk. If you prefer a slightly later start to your morning, fear not, as there will be vision boat trips, walks, demonstrations and activities for the entire family (and furry friends) too.

Wicken Fen Nature Reserve

2) Scudamore Punting

If you’ve never tried punting it really is a must, and for those who have never heard of it, a punt is a flat bottom boat typically used in small rivers or shallow water. Scudamore Punting in Cambridge lets your dog tag along for the ride too. Sit back and relax, or punt the boat yourself 364 days a year, (minus Christmas Day.) We recommend opting for a summers day with a picnic in hand for ultimate bliss.

Scudamore Punting

3) Denny Abbey Farmland Museum

Friendly dogs are welcome on a lead to explore the 850-year-old Denny Abbey Farmland Museum. Have a wander around the 17th century stone bar, farmworker’s cottage and the beautiful Denney Abbey. You can also transport yourself back in time with the museums traditional 1940’s village shop, we wonder if they sold pizza back in 1940? Pop in to find out!

Denny Abbey Farmland Museum

4) Peacocks Tea Room, Ely

There isn’t anything better than a cup of tea and a thick slice of homemade cake after a long walk, so with the added bonus that Peacocks Tea Room in Ely also allows dogs inside to enjoy the rest with you, it’s a must visit. With over 600 excellent reviews on TripAdvisor, great food and service are almost guaranteed. Plus, you’ve definitely earned that slice of cake, (or two.)

Peacocks Tea Room, Ely 

 5) Jurassic Bark Pet Supplies

You didn’t think we’d write a list of things to see and do in Cambridge without suggesting a trip to the Jurassic Bark store, did you? If you’re in the area, we’d love for you to pop in with your pets to say hello! Browse around our fantastic range of products for animals of all shapes and sizes, we have something for everyone! Plus, we’re a pretty friendly bunch.  

Jurassic Bark Pet Supplies

 

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