BIG BANGS ON BONFIRE NIGHT OR NEW YEAR? NO THANKS,
WE PREFER PEACE AND QUIET!
KEEP YOUR DOG HAPPY & SAFE: NO FIREWORKS AT RIVERDALE LODGES
Looking for a place where the dogs don’t get freaked out by big bangs and dazzling firework displays right over their head on Bonfire Night or the New Year Celebration? Join us at Riverdale Lodges. More than nine out of 10 guests bring dogs, so we will not allow fireworks at the park. And with only one farmhouse near (and their dogs are scared of fireworks - so they don’t do any) this is the place to be if your dog doesn’t like the fireworks, or if you don’t want to take the risk to get them scared in the first place!
In September 2019, our first year, we carefully wrote what we’d expect:
“we can’t promise that no one in West Tanfield will do a little bit of firework, but the village is nearly a mile away, and in the last 10 years we didn’t see anything significant going up in our little village. The nearest towns, Masham and Ripon, are miles away.”
We now can confirm that indeed, we were firework-free! Everything as peaceful as ever on Bonfire Night and New Year, and we certainly didn’t hear any unexpected bangs on other hours. There was only the official display in the far distance (lasting for 5-10 minutes), and we could only hear it or see it when we went outside to look for it. Inside you couldn’t hear a thing, no bangs and scary flashes closer by. And certainly NOTHING right at your doorstep. No fireworks allowed at the park! If your dog suffers from firework anxiety, you will know exactly when to stay indoors for these 10 minutes of the official display, maybe close the curtains if the weather is bright enough to see 5 miles ahead in the sky, and your dog will never hear or see anything.
Our November-guests with scared dogs liked it so much that they returned for New Year and already booked a longer stay this year to avoid the stress of the run-up to Bonfire night as well (as you can read in their review).
We’d like to help you to protect your dogs from the stress of the big bangs. That’s why we give a special discount if this is your reason to book. Use the code FIREWORKS at checkout (when asked for a voucher code), specify in the comments box your reason for the discount, and get 10% off! Valid 28/10-11/11 and 27/12-10/01. Book online or call 01677 470532.