CentreBarks Educational Daycare

Dogs Playing Together In Pop Up Tent CentreBarks is an educational dog day-care centre that will care for, train, exercise, and mentally stimulate your dog whilst you are at work, out for the day, on holiday or shopping etc.

With a host of daily activities, plus nap time, CentreBarks has something to offer dogs of all ages and sizes. Opening times are:

  • 0800 to 1800 Monday to Friday, excluding Bank Holidays, Christmas and New Year
  • Weekends by appointment only, excluding Bank Holidays, Christmas and New Year
  • We have a Puppy Nursery, an Old Timers Snooze Room, and our main crèche area. All dogs will need to come for a half-day assessment prior to their first booking at CentreBarks, to ensure they will be happy, relaxed and comfortable whilst they are in our care.

With plenty of environmental enrichment, and games and training sessions during the day, our crèche offers all dogs plenty of mental stimulation, physical exercise and socialisation.

School starts at 0800 with plenty of socialising as all the pupils arrive. If the weather is fine, we will spend some time in our dog-safe garden meeting and greeting old friends and new.

From 1030 onwards there is much to do, from the activities listed below, although activity times differ each day in order to maintain pack calm and prevent over-excitement.

Games Training Environmental Enrichment
Hunt the Kong Go to Mat Ball Pits
Sandpit Mining Relax and Settle Kong Wobblers
Twisting by the Pool Food Manners Agility Tunnel
Scent and Search Target with Nose Knight's Castle
101 Box Fun Meet & Greet Treiballs

Dogs Cuddled Up Together SleepingNap times are important too, to nurture pack harmony and bonding.

We close at 1800 after a fun-packed day …. every day!

Home Boarding

Going on holiday? That’s no problem as our Head Barker, Heather Stevens, is licensed for home boarding also. Your pet will spend their day at CentreBarks and afterwards will live indoors as part of Heather’s family with her own dogs.


Discounts are available for pre-paid block bookings and families with more than one dog. Prices include all daily activities and exercise, but exclude food and transport (collection/delivery).

  • Full day at CentreBarks - £16 (up to 10 hours)
  • Half day at CentreBarks - £ 9 (up to 5 hours)
  • Weekly rate - 5 consecutive full days (weekdays Mon-Fri only) - per dog £80  (£75 if pre-paid)**
  • Initial Assessment (3 hours) - £10
  • Home Boarding - £1 per hour per dog

** Refunds are not given for days not attended.

  • Daily full day rate for 2 dogs from same household £27
  • Daily full day rate for 3 dogs from same household £40
  • Weekly full day rate - 5 consecutive weekdays (Mon-Fri) for 2 dogs from same household £135
  • Weekly full day rate - 5 consecutive weekdays (Mon-Fri) for 3 dogs from same household £200

Please contact us for monthly and quarterly discount availability for 2 or 3 dogs from same household.

Collection and delivery service now available at 36p per mile from/ to DL10 4TQ for when your hours don’t match ours!