Paws in Tents

Our Paws in Tents camps are truely unique camping holidays jam packed with supportive dog training workshops, arts and crats workshops, outdoor and sensory play and loads of other fun, unique and inclusive activities. Paws in Tents is open to under 18's with additional needs, their dogs and family. We consider applications from 18 to 25 year olds on an individual basis. 

Our next Paws in Tents is from the 26th to the 29th of October, 2019. At Park Farm Camping in Dereham, Norfolk.

Location and Facilities

We are so happy to be hosting our camp once again at Park Farm Camping (Swanton Morley, Dereham, NR20 4JU). This amazing campsite is ideally located along a quiet road which means there is a lovely, calm atmosphere around camp and little risk from vehicles to the young people. The site has some wonderful facilities including heated shower and toilet block which includes an accessible bathroom and family bathroom, laundry room containing a microwave, chemical disposal point and a lovely play area. The site owners, Derek and Julie, are truely wonderful and welcoming as well. On top of the site facilities we also create a space to change with manual hoist and changing table.

Camp Itinerary

We have a jam packed program running at this camp.We have a variety of activities families can access at all times during the day including sensory toys, outdoor games, circus skills equipment, dog games and more. Alongside the open access activities we have lots of supportive dog training workshops and arts and crafts workshops. Please see the schedule below:

26th of October

15:00 Camp Start

15:45 – 16:15: Dog Safety Session

15:30 – 16:30: Tent welcome sign making - supervised activity

16:30 – 17:00: Training Techniques Workshop

17:15 – 18:30: Dinner Time

18:30 – Bed: Silent Disco and camp show


27th of October

9:30 – 10:00: Dog Safety Session

9:30 – 10:30: Tent welcome sign making – Supervised activity

10:00 – 10:30: Training Techniques

10:30 – 11:30: Level 1 Physical Assistance Workshop

10:30 – 11:30: Tie dye t-shirt making workshop

11:45 – 12:45: Lunch Time

13:00 – 14:00: Level 1 Emotional and Autism Assistance Workshop

13:00 – 14:00: Card and Keyring making workshop

14:15 – 14:45: Medical Alert & response presentation

15:00 – 16:00: Level 1 Physical Assistance Workshop

15:00 – 16:00: Card and keyring making workshop

16:30 – 17:30: Level 1 Emotional and Autism Support Workshop

16:30 – 17:30: Tie dye t-shirt making workshop

17:30 – 18:45: Dinner Time

19:00 – Bed: Artificial Campfire


28th of October

9:30 – 10:30: Level 2 Emotional and Autism Assistance Workshop

9:30 – 10:30: Clay Fossil Making Workshop

10:30 – 11:30: Dogs working with complex needs

11:45 – 12:45: Lunch Time

13:00 – 14:00: Level 2 Physical Assistance Workshop

13:00 – 14:00: Clay Fossil Making Workshop

14:15 – 14:45: Medical Response Workshop

14:15 – 14:45: Mini Beast Hunt – Supervised Activity

15:00 – 16:00: Level 2 Emotion and Autism Assistance

15:00 – 16:00: Pebble Pet making workshop

16:30 – 17:00: Medical Response Workshop

16:30 – 17:30: Nature collage and leaf rubbing – supervised activity

17:30 – 18:45: Dinner Time

19:00 – Bed: Artificial Campfire


29th October

9:30 – 10:15: Foundation/ Bronze Level assessments for emotional & autism support

10:00 – 11:00: Pawsitive Squad Feedback Collage making – supervised activity

10:30 – 11:15: Foundation/ Bronze level assessments for physical assistance

11:15 – 11:30: Pawsitive Pen Pals

11:30 – 12:30: Lunch

14:30:  Awards and Camp down


Other Activities

On top of all our amazing workshops there will also be four other spaces set up in tents:

> Soft Space - with inflatables and soft toys.

> Sensory Space - with various sensory objects and activities.

> Structured Space - with 'structure' play including board games, cards, building blocks etc

> Challenge Space - With 50 challenges wonderful challenges to complete such as to build a free standing structure over 50cm and send a morse code message with your torch.

There are also a variety of outdoor activities for the young people to access as and when they please. There's so much to see and do


Camp costs £50 per child and £65 per adult - under 3's and dogs are free. We also offer day tickets at £25 per person for those wishing to attend just for the day. If you'd like to attend but not camp we are happy to recommend some local B&B's/ hotels which maybe of interest to you.

We also offer a variety of optional extras:

> Electric Pitch at £15

> Fully catered at £20 per person

> Half board catering at £12 per person

Payment either required in full or spread across three payments (40% deposit, followed by 2 payments of 30%). ALL activities and workshops are included in the price. 

On site at camp we also have a tuck shop where we sell a variety of dog equipment and snacks. The campsite also has its own trust shop.

More Information & Purchasing Tickets

For more information on exactly what to expect at camp as well as helpful tips, kitlists and more please click here to read our camp handbook.

To purchase your tickets please either use the booking system on left hand side or go to: 





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