During the school breaks we run a series of guided tours at the GSPCA and we have now planned up to 2020 with some special tours for the children. You can also book a tour for a special event or birthday. For details on special tours please see below.

This is your opportunity to visit behind the scenes at our Animal Shelter in St Andrews and see the work being carried out.

We ask for a minimum donation of £7 per person and £5 per child, or £20 for a family of four or £18 with an Islands Mum card.  In 2018 we have some themed tours which are £20 per child or £17.50 with an Islands Mums card.

The tours take around 80 minutes and you get to see in many of the departments, interact with some of the friendly residents and a variety of species. The special tours can take a little longer.

Tours are a maximum of 20 people per tour, so please book early. The special tours are also a maximum of 20.

Some of the animals you will have the chance to see will be cats, rabbits, birds, hedgehogs, dogs looking for homes and some of the other wildlife.

If you would like a certificate as a gift then please do get in touch for more details

Here are the dates planned

  • Boxing Day 26th to New Years Eve 31st December 2018 – Guided tours each day at 2pm
  • Monday 18th to Friday 22nd February 2019 Half Term - Guided tours each day at 2pm
  • Wednesday 17th to Easter Saturday 20th April 2019 Easter Holidays - Special Easter Guided Tours, quiz and Easter Egg Hunt each day £20 per child (£17.50 with Island Mums Card), prizes for best costumes & fun games room (children must have a guardian/parent)
  • Monday 27th to Friday 31st May 2019 Half Term - Guided tours each day at 2pm
  • Monday 22nd July to Friday 26th July 2019 Summer Holidays - Guided tours each day at 2pm
  • Monday 26th to Friday 30th August 2019 Summer Holidays - Guided tours each day at 2pm
  • Monday 28th October to Friday 1st November 2019 Half Term - Special Halloween Guided Tours each day £20 per child (£17.50 with Island Mums Card), prizes for best costumes & fun games room (children must have a guardian/parent)
  • Monday 30th January 2019 to Friday 3rd January 2020 Christmas Holidays - Guided tours each day at 2pm
  • Monday 17th to Friday 21st February 2020 Half term - Guided tours each day at 2pm

Please book your placement early to avoid disappointment.

To book please call 01481 257261 or via the paypal link - https://www.paypal.me/DonateGSPCA

Please note if you book via paypal please indicate the date and time tour you would like as well as the names of those attending.

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said "Due to a fantastic response last year we have planned guided tours at the GSPCA during 2018 for the school breaks and some weekends."

"If you would like to see behind the scenes and the many animals here at the Animal Shelter then book by calling on 257261 or online via our paypal link."

"We would like to thank all that have attended the tours and for the wonderful feedback we have received."

Birthday, Special & Tours Booked As An Event

If you would like to bring a private group or party to the GSPCA for a visit and tour at the Animal Shelter we can arrange this in advance.

We ask for a minimum donation of £80 for a group (this is for 8 children and 2 free adult places) and an additional £5 per person with groups larger than 8 (restrictions do apply with children to adult numbers).

We can provide a birthday or gift pack if the tour is for a special occasion.

We have a large events room, tables, chairs, projectors, speakers with mic, and a number of toys or things for children on request.

For details on room hire please check out - http://www.gspca.org.gg/services/room-hire-gspca

Why not make it a full event and arrange for food, a cake or more all of which can be delivered through http://www.kiddiescatering.biz

Some extras could include

  • Party Food can be Supplied by Kiddies Catering
  • Surprise Adoption for a year of an animal pen - minimum donation of £25 for an adoption pack for a year to include a plaque at the GSPCA
  • Room hire is available in a spacious room next to toilet facilities
  • Games with prizes can be supplied on request
  • Hire of giant animal, minion or Olaf suit
  • Other bespoke packages available

Guided tours of the Shelter on average take about between 60 - 90 minutes and it is your opportunity to see behind the scenes, although for animal welfare reasons there are areas that are unable to be viewed.

If the event is for a special occasion the birthday or lucky individual will receive special treatment and be allowed some unique experiences holding and possibly feeding some of the animals in our care.

Guided tours of the Shelter is your opportunity to see behind the scenes, although for animal welfare reasons there are areas that are unable to be viewed.

We do ask that there is 1 adult per 8 children.

For a booking form to enquire about availability please complete this form - http://gspca.org.gg/sites/default/files/Birthday%20booking%20form%20Jan%202018.pdf

If you are interested please email your form to stevejbyrne@gspca.org.gg or call the GSPCA Manager Steve Byrne on 01481 257261 to discuss details.

Island Mum cardholders can receive a 10% discount on special tours, please see this link for details - http://islandmums.com/guernsey/gspca-birthday-parties/

For details on how to book a personal guided tour for an individual or group please click here for details.