Wellington SPCA Birthday Parties

Birthday parties!

Host your special celebration with us at our Newtown Centre! We do birthdays for both the young and young at heart! Our awesome birthdays are jam-packed with fun activities and a perfect way for groups to interact with some of our very special animals.

We offer both set party and build a party options for small and large groups.

Children’s parties are available for groups of up to 14 children and 4 adults. Parties include room hire, birthday gifts, party favours, birthday invitations, room decoration, and SPCA facilitated activities.

Adult parties can be designed around your needs and group size.


Activities can include any of the following. Choose at least one below:

  • Kitty cat pom poms (20 minutes)

  • Plaited puppy dog tug toys (20 minutes)

  • Catnip toys (20 minutes)

  • Cool canine bandannas (15 minutes)

  • Animal-shaped chocolates (20 minutes)

Choose as many of the following to fit into the remaining time. All animal interactions are subject to availability. Groups will only work with suitable animals that are up to date on temperament and health assessments.

  • Bunny massage (30 minutes)

  • Meet and greet with the cats and kittens – subject to appropriate kittens being available (20 minutes)

  • Puppy cuddles (15 minutes)

  • Absolutely positively dog training – subject to weather (20 minutes)

  • Tour – its length depends on which of the above activities are chosen (hospital 10 minutes, dogs 10 minutes)

  • BYO activity – a special activity that you would like to run at the party

  • BYO food – served in the party room, set up while the group is completing the activity before this is scheduled (30 minutes)

  • Opening presents (10 minutes)

Click here to make an enquiry 

Or for more information please email education@wellingtonspca.org.nz.

Price guide

Wellington SPCA hosts birthday parties and other Animal Crew events to raise funds to support the delivery of education services in our community. The price charged for parties ensures we cover building, supply and staff costs with a small margin left for profit (this being the fundraising component.) Although our parties are unique, the price charged is comparable with other party services offered in the region.

  • $300 for a 2 hour party – we allow 20 minutes either side of start time for pack-in, pack-out, and this includes up to 14 children (due to space and safety limitations)

  • $130 for each additional hour should you choose to have a longer party

  • $30 for an additional birthday present, in the event that the party is for more than one child, e.g. an SPCA soft toy, Animal Crew water bottle, Animal Crew drawstring backpack, Animal Crew pin badge and $15 event voucher.

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