Submitted by Steve on 18:01, 18th Jan, 2018 | 0

Last month Tomas and his friends celebrated his 10th birthday at the GSPCA with a special guided tour and a party in our events room.

Kelly Carre (Mum) said “I just wanted to say thank you so much for letting Tomas celebrate his birthday last month with his party at the GSPCA.”

“Beckie was amazing, very informative during the tour and Tomas and his friends really enjoyed themselves.”

“Tomas loved seeing all the animals, particularly the guinea pigs and hedgehogs and he loved going into the aviary too.”

“He has talked so much about it last night and today and has said he wants to work at the Shelter when he’s older!”

“Thanks again.”

Beckie Smith GSPCA Animal Care Assistant said “It was lovely to show Tomas and his friends around the GSPCA and help him celebrate his 10th birthday.”

“Tomas and his friends were so lovely and were really interested in the work at the GSPCA.”

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said “It was wonderful to hear that Tomas had such a wonderful birthday party at the GSPCA and thank you to Kelly his mum for the pictures.”

“Tomas also had a gift of sponsoring a hedgehog pen and enjoyed a party in our events room after the tour.”

"I have to say I thought his hedgehog birthday cake looked amazing and can assure everyone no hedgehogs were harmed in its making."

“The birthday tours are very popular at the GSPCA and it is rare a weekend day goes by that we don’t have a birthday party.”

“We can do the parties for groups as small as one to much larger groups and before Christmas we helped Heritage Insurance with their staff children’s party which had nearly 50 come along as well as Santa.”

“We also run tours during the school breaks and you can visit some areas for a donation of £2 a person between 11am and 4pm 7 days a week.”

Details of tours and parties -

During the school breaks we run a series of guided tours at the GSPCA and we have now planned for 2018 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 for 2018, if you would like to book now please follow the same guidelines as above.

  • 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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