Papworth Trust's OWL Centre provides person-centred support for adults who live with physical and/or learning disabilities.

Based in Sawston, Cambridgeshire, we offer a range of leisure and learning activities and a choice of activities for disabled people to learn new skills, meet new people and work towards their own personal goals and objectives.

Our sessional timetable changes quarterly. Activities can include:
  • · Cooking
  • · Art
  • · Woodwork
  • · Gardening / Allotment
  • · Music
  • · Sports
  • · Gym
  • · World and Community
  • · Money Skills
  • · Drama
  • · Social Enterprise
Within our sessional activities, we are always keen to find new and interesting ways to link into our local community. New contacts and initiations are made as a group and this helps us to broaden opportunities for skills development and building new skills.

We have a allotment on a local allotment site where we are able to grow plants, flowers and vegetables which we use for our own cooking sessions, aswell as selling to members of the public.

Friday Night Club 

If you live with a learning or physical disability, the Friday Night Club is your chance to relax at the end of the week, meet new people and have some fun.

We run from The Mervin Centre at Sawston Village College, every Friday evening during term time, from 7.30pm–9.30pm. 
It’s your choice whether you want to join in with our weekly scheduled activities, enjoy a board game or read a book with some of our other members or have a dance at our disco.

Some of our recent scheduled activities have included ‘Karaoke Night’, ‘James Bond Night’, ‘Chinese Food Tasting Night,’ and ‘Games Night.’ We’re always keen to try new activities so if you have an idea, come and tell us! We also have a tuck shop where you can buy refreshments throughout the evening.
By having a ‘pay on the door’ fee of £4 per night, you’re free to attend whenever suits you.

Find out more

If you’re interested in finding out more about our centre or sessions, please contact us 01223 835329 or email