Our Story
The Dogs Play Centre  was the dream of a dog luminary. An author, judge, trainer breeder..in fact all things dogs, Tracy St Clair Pearce, who spent her life devoted to the animals she loved.
Sadly stricken with Cancer in 2011, Tracy had always wanted to create an environment where dogs would be cared for, loved and given the time of their lives. Anyone who met her realized instantly, that here was a young woman with exceptional skills with dogs…and dogs knew it.
As a testament to her, her brothers have carefully created the Dogs Play Centre picking up on her sketches to bring it to reality.
Tracy was an exceptional person, and the Dog Play Centre reflects that….her standards are in everything we do……  Dogs having fun safely.
We are open 7am till 7pm Monday – Friday, (excluding bank holidays). All other times are by appointment only. The centre is available for hire most weekday evenings and weekends so keep an eye on what’s happening and Facebook pages.
You can drop off your dog between the hours of 7am – 11am and pick them up anytime up to closing at 7pm.  We will soon be offering a BARK N RIDE service; picking up and dropping off your dog from your home, please ask for more details.
We only accept socially friendly dogs in our creche and both youthfulness and old age are catered for.

Your dog will always be playing, exercising, paddling (in the summer) & enjoying their day with us. THE DOGS PLAY CENTRE has over 30 acres of fields divided into safe secure paddocks which enables your dog to enjoy its time with us safely and securely whilst under constant supervision. On those hot sunny days we have a fully covered Astro-turfed barn (80ft x 75ft), paddling pools and shade for your dog to relax or have fun. For those wet & windy we have warm beds & heating, plus our undercover dog lounge play centre area.

  • A half day gives your dog a playful, safe time up to 6hrs. They will enjoy all our facilities and the same Fun and games as all our other dogs.
  • A full day day lets your dog enjoy all our facilities up to a maximum of 12 hrs.
DOGS PLAY CENTRE in no way intends to be a training camp or a strict behavioural centre. It’s all about safe and secure fun for all. Any of our clients who would love to improve the behaviour and obedience of their dog, can talk to us about one of our experienced trainers with proven track record. 100% feedback. And can book some 1 to 1 sessions of their choice.
A full agility service is available in 
our all weather Arena approximately 
30m x 17m why not give us a call to discuss options.
Come and enjoy a wonderful safe and secure leaded walk in our glorious 30 plus acre site.
Q: Does my dog need to attend every day to secure a place?
A: Not at all, we have dogs who attend 5 days a week, but one or two days a week is also common.
Q:Will my dog be taken off site during the day?
A: all dogs are kept in our safe, secure facility until you to come to collect them
Q: Will my dog be required to be assessed?
A: All our dogs with the exception of puppies (we do a basic assessment for puppies up to 6 months old) need to pop along to the Dog Play Centre Monday to Thursday for an assessment to determine if he/she will be suitable to join our pack. Please call first so we know to expect you.
Q: How will you handle my dog throughout the day?
A: We never raise our voice to our dogs, always calm, consistent handling and always fair! Our canine carers promote good manners within the pack using reward based training methods and do not allow bad behaviour, for example bullying, aggression, etc.
Q: What vaccinations does my dog require?
A: Our dogs must be fully up to date with all their main vaccinations and also have the kennel cough (Bordetella) vaccine. We must also have a copy of this before he/she can join our pack. We also send out reminders when our records show your dog is due for their annual vaccination and we will again then require a copy of this before he/she can return to play with us.
Q: Does my dog have to be neutered or spayed to join the canine crèche?
A: We allow dogs to attend the crèche until they are 10 months old (however should they start showing any “flag” behavioural changes we would have to reassess and chat to pet parents about how to move forwards) therefore they would need to be either neutered or receive the contraceptive injection.
As of the 2nd of April, all customers will pay the new rates (listed below) and have the opportunity to pay upfront for block bookings made within a two month period.

New Prices as of 2nd April 2024
1 dog full day - £31.50
1 dog half day - £21.50
2 dogs full day - £51.50
2 dogs half day - £35.50
New dog assessment £6.50
New dog 4-hour trial £16.00

Block Bookings for 10 or more dates within 2 calendar months.
1 dog full day - £29.50
1 dog half day - £19.50
2 dogs full day - £49.50
2 dogs half day - £33.50


Seven Saints Farm,
Severalls Lane,
Essex, CO4 5JB.

Mobile: 07775 884 994 

Phone:   01206 272736