Submitted by Steve on 15:32, 15th Feb, 2018 | 0

Would you like to see some of the 500 animals at the GSPCA during half term?

Sadly we aren’t running guided tours during #GSPCAPurpleWeek but next week during half term from Monday 19th February we have a tour at 2pm each day until Friday 23rd February.

This is your opportunity to visit behind the scenes at our Animal Shelter where we have been based for 89 years in St Andrews and gives you the chance to 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.  

The tours take around 60 to 90 minutes and you get to see in many of the departments, interact with some of the friendly residents and see a wide variety of species.

Some of the recent developments you will see are our Poison Garden, Memorial Garden, Charity Shop, Pond, Picnic area, the Guernsey Beekeepers hives and much more…..

Tours are a maximum of 20 people per tour, so please book early.

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.

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said “We have had a busy GSPCA Purple Week celebrating 145 years and next week during half term we have more to do as we host guided tours each day.”

“Unfortunately due to the birthday tours there aren’t any weekend tours but from Monday 19th to Friday 23rd February at 2pm each day we will be taking groups of visitors around the GSPCA to see behind the scenes.”

“From 80+ hedgehogs to nearly 30 guinea pigs, over 150 birds to fish, turtles to lizards, snakes to rats, dogs to cats, rabbits to ferrets as well as our Charity Shop, Poison Garden, Picnic area and more there is something around every corner and in our 15 buildings to see and learn about.”

“145 years we have been helping animals in Guernsey and we have been on our current site for 89 years so we have a rich history and lots of stories to tell as we go around.”

“You need to book your place early as spaces are limited and the best way to book is by calling 257261 or pop in when you are passing.”

“We also carry out special tours for birthdays and special occasions and if you are interested please do get in touch as we have many already booked in for the coming weeks with 5 this weekend.”

To see all of the dates planned for 2018 -

  • Monday 19th – Friday 23rd February 2018 Guided Tours each day at 2pm each day
  • Wednesday 28th March 2018 2pm Guided Tours 
  • Thursday 29th March 2pm Guided Tour
  • Good Friday 30th March 2pm Guided Tour
  • Easter Saturday 31st March 2pm Guided Tour
  • Easter Sunday no tour planned
  • Easter Monday 2nd April 2pm Guided Tour
  • Tuesday 3rd April 2pm Guided Tour
  • Wednesday 4th April 2pm Guided Tour
  • Monday 28th May – Friday 1st June 2018 Guided Tours each day
  • Monday 23rd - Friday 27th July 2018 2pm each day Guided Tours
  • Monday 29th October – Friday 2nd November 2018 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)
  • Boxing Day 27th - 31st December 2018 2pm each day guided tours

Please book your placement early to avoid disappointment.

To book please call 01481 257261 or via the paypal link -

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.

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 -

Why not make it a full event and arrange for food, a cake or more all of which can be delivered through

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 -

If you are interested please email your form to [email protected] 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 -

If you are a school or educational group please visit our page for this by clicking here .

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

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