Saltdean Lido, East Sussex If you fancy swimming with Fido in a lido, don’t miss the Saltdean Lido dog swim, near Brighton in East Sussex, where owners and dogs can jump into the (heated) deep end over three weekends in September (saltdeanlido.org).
Newlyn Art Gallery, Cornwall At last an art gallery that welcomes dogs. Newlyn Art Gallery in Cornwall, and its sister venue the Exchange, allows well-behaved canines into most exhibitions, which this summer include Kerry Harding’s Painted Postcards and etchings by Sarah Woods (newlynartgallery.co.uk).
All Star Lanes, London The Brick Lane and White City branches of the stylish London bowling venue welcome well-behaved pooches in their bar and lanes areas, as well as hosting doggy-themed brunches and speed dating for single paw-rents (allstarlanes.co.uk).
Rooftop film club, London Take your dog to the outdoor film club at the Bussey Building in Peckham, where you can settle back in a comfy deckchair to watch old and new films with wireless headphones. Upcoming movies include Top Gun, La La Land and Judas and the Black Messiah (rooftopfilmclub.com).
Loch Lomond Leisure If your pooch is an adrenaline junkie, bring it along to this watersports centre, near Glasgow, where it can satisfy its need for speed by joining you for a high-octane speedboat tour of the loch’s many islands (lochlomond-scotland.com).
Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield Home to hundreds of dramatic open-air art works which are creatively set among 500 acres of stunning parkland. Look out for sculptures by Barbara Hepworth, Henry Moore and Andy Goldsworthy and many others, plus current exhibitions by Damien Hirst and Joana Vasconcelos. However, dogs must be kept on a lead and aren’t allowed into indoor spaces (ysp.org.uk).
Liverpool stand-up paddleboarding Did you know you can take your pooch paddleboarding? The Liverpool SUP Company organises sessions in either the city’s Albert Dock or the Leeds-Liverpool canal. All equipment is provided, including doggy lifejackets (liverpoolwatersports.org.uk).
Ruislip Lido Railway, Hillingdon On the edge of northwest London, well-behaved dogs are allowed to ride the historical Ruislip miniature railway – a two-and-a-half mile trip that weaves around the lakeland and through the ancient Ruislip Woods. Open at weekends all summer. (ruisliplidorailway.org).
Dog Lovers Festival , Elvaston Castle, Derbyshire Set in glorious Derbyshire countryside, a music festival where dogs take centre stage – from dog shows to dog massages, expert advice from dog training to how to adopt a puppy. 6-8 August, tickets £9.50-£15.50, dogloversfestival.org.