Tips to stay warm and active with your dog this winter!

Dog walking

When the air is cold, and the sun isn’t shining it can be difficult to motivate yourself to get off your comfy sofa and stay active. However, your dog still needs exercise and stimulation in the autumn and winter months, no matter how cosy they look curled up by the fire! Exercise is vital for a dog’s physical and mental wellbeing and is also a crucial part of maintaining that special bond with your pooch.

Lintbells, manufacturers of natural supplements, has put together some handy tips on how to keep yourself motivated and active with your dog during the winter seasons:


The weather might not be very welcoming outside, but your dog will need to get outdoors and enjoy the fresh air – you’ll probably need it too.

Highcross set to host Christmas carnival and parade

High cross Snow Globe

It’s set to be a white Christmas at Highcross in Leicester this year, as the shopping centre hosts a festive celebration like no other with the arrival of its enchanting White Christmas festival on Thursday 22nd November.  

The walk about activity will take place around St Peter’s Square and the malls. Complete with dancing snowflakes, Russian princesses, giant swans and even a winter dragon – there will be something for everyone to enjoy as this magical event takes place at Highcross, including real life snow fall…

'Winter Waggingland' - Christmas Markets for dogs and owners

winter market

Back by popular demand, Fetch & Follow’s Christmas Market for Dogs and Their Owners will once again return to East London. Newly named Winter Wagglingland, the market is set to bring festive joy to four-legged friends and the people who love them. Bigger and better, the market promises a stellar line-up of top independent pet brands, offering dog lovers something a little different, to a squeaky Christmas cracker toy! Hosted by creative pet lifestyle brand Fetch & Follow in East London’s Netil Market, shoppers can expect stylish and on-trend dog accessories and artisan dog treats, as well as gorgeous lifestyle gifts for humans.


Bracing coastal winter breaks at Northumberland's Red Lion Inn

bracing coastal winter breaks at Northumberlands Red Lion Inn

There are few places as enticing on a cold but crisp winter's day as the north Northumberland Coast.

Once England's hidden gem known only to the cognoscenti, it has become more recognised in recent years since actor - and Northumberland resident - Robson Green's ITV1 programmes showcased the county's many attractions to a wider audience.

But Northumberland is about more than summertime seaside breaks and the colder months are an ideal time to appreciate its dramatic coastline and miles of beaches, imposing castles and huge skies without the hordes of people who now flock here in high season.

The secret to warm and happy guests all year round

Sunrise at The Secret Yurts

In the depths of winter we all long for those halcyon, warm days of holidays.

Find out how one glamping site in rural Wales has used innovative renewable technology to provide warmth to its guests all year round, minus the high heating prices and servicing costs, and gets a nice return through a Government incentive on the side.


The Phillips’ run, a holiday business in the heart of the Welsh countryside

Glow in the Dark Doggy - Be Safe and Seen with Equafleece

glow in the dark doggy be safe and seen with equafleece

As the winter nights draw closer it’s prudent to be safe and seen. Over 400 pedestrians were killed on the road last year. It's morally mandatory  for dog walkers to take care of the four legged friends as well as themselves. Thanks to the high viz range from Fleecewear specialist, Equafleece, you and your dog can be safe and seen, avoiding unnecessary heart-break, and costly vet bills.

Unlike flashing colours, these high viz Polatec fleeces offer 360 degree visibility. With high viz fleece jackets for owners too, be bright and visible with your dog.