CentreBarks Canine Adventures

CentreBarks offers adventures, socialising, and day care for all dogs, and has something to offer dogs of all ages and sizes.  We also do basic training exercises to promote confidence and life skills, and some fun training for further mental stimulation.

We are 5-star licensed by Richmondshire District Council and our licence allows us to have up to 30 dogs each day at CentreBarks.  All dogs are off-lead for their entire visit whilst inside our building and garden area.  Our team of professional staff supervise interactions between individuals, co-ordinate the daily activities, and give the dogs loads of fuss and cuddles whilst they are with us. 

Regular Rest & Relax sessions are part of each day to prevent over-excitement, and to give the dogs some quiet bonding time.  During their visit, all dogs have access to a secure outside garden area and fresh drinking water.

We are currently only open from 0800 to 1800 Monday to Thursday, due to the pandemic, but once we start getting back to any kind of "normal", we will reopen on a Friday.  We are not open on Bank Holidays, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, or New Year's Day.

Assessment prior to Attendance

Every dog needs to attend a suitability assessment prior to their first full visit to CentreBarks and this is to ensure they will be happy and relaxed in a large group of dogs.  It's rare for dogs not to pass their assessment, but it is a necessary part of the process to help them acclimatise.  During the assessment, your pet will meet one dog at a time until all the dogs are back together in one group, and they are monitored by our experienced staff for any signs of stress or anxiety.  Puppies undergo their assessment in the dedicated puppy area.

Grooming service available

We are delighted to now be able to offer a grooming service, and we will be specialising in anxious dogs and those that have not yet been to a groomer.  Book a "Zoom & Groom" for just £25 - a one-hour play session at creche, followed by a groom.  If you can't get your dog to us, we can collect and deliver for a small bus fare!  Terms & Conditions apply.  These appointments can be booked with Louise on 0795 763 7420.

Bark 'n' Ride

Our Bark 'n' Ride dog bus provides a collection and delivery service for when your hours don't match ours.  The dog bus is air conditioned and provides individual travel safety cages complete with clean bedding and fresh water for up to 8 dogs.


Prices include all training and activities, but exclude collection/delivery.  Discounts are available for more than one dog belonging to the same owner and living at the same address.

  • Forest Adventure Days -  £33  (full day including a one-hour walk in the forest)
  • Full day at CentreBarks -  £28  (up to 10 hours)
  • Half day at CentreBarks -  £18  (up to 5 hours)
  • Puppy Visit -  £15  (up to 3 hours)
  • Initial Assessment         -  £10  (for dogs over 20 weeks -2 hours)
  • Initial Assessment                -  £10  (for puppies 20 weeks and under - 1 hour)
  • Grooming -  fees are available from Louise on 0795 763 7420
  • Zoom & Groom -  from £25
  • Collection & Delivery -  75p per mile from and to DL10 4TQ
  • Season Ticket x4 visits -  £105, saving £7
  • Season Ticket x6 visits -  £155, saving £13
  • Season Ticket x8 visits -  £200, saving a massive £24!

Season Ticket Dates need to be prebooked, but can be changed if necessary, up to 24-hours prior to a booking date.

All bookings must be pre-paid and are not confirmed until payment has been received.  Refunds are not given for sessions/days not attended.