Stapeley Grange Wildlife Centre

Countdown is on to celebrate RSPCA’s 200th birthday event in Cheshire

The RSPCA will be holding a birthday party like no other to celebrate its 200th anniversary  with a host of events across England and Wales including Nantwich, Cheshire.

And animal lovers and families from Cheshire are invited to join in the celebrations as part of the RSPCA’s One Fun Day which will be held simultaneously at various locations across the country.

RSPCA Stapeley Grange will be hosting a One Fun Day from 11am until 4pm  which will include lots of activities for all the family. 

The event is a double celebration as it marks Stapley’s 30th Anniversary and also the RSPCA’s 200th birthday and organisers are pulling out all the stops to make it their biggest summer event yet. 

The is set to be jam-packed with fun events for all the family including a dog show, children’s  activities such as a scavenger hunt, arts and crafts, bouncy castle, some old fashioned carnival games and archery. 

The cattery and RHS Chelsea garden will be open for visitors and there will be wildlife tours of some of the  facilities. There will be lots of stalls to explore and lots of refreshments available.  And no event is complete without a tombola and a very special anniversary raffle.

All money raised will go towards Stapeley's animals, wild, domestic and exotic, and supporting the work of the local RSPCA branches - Crewe, Nantwich & District and Macclesfield, SE Cheshire and Buxton Branch.

The wildlife centre tours will start from 11.30am and will be every half hour until 3.30pm. 

Organisers are still appealing for stall holders and if anyone is interested in taking part they are asked to email:

The event will be one of more than 70 events, which are also being held up and down the country at RSPCA animal centres, shops and other surprising locations! 

No two One Fun Day events are ever the same, and you can find out what is happening near you by looking at this interactive map which highlights all the events happening on Saturday June 15.

One Fun Day is an annual event on the RSPCA calendar - but this year it is extra special because the charity is celebrating its 200th anniversary - with the actual birthday day being on Sunday 16 June.

So by taking part in One Fun Day - and celebrating on our birthday - you can ensure you will have a weekend to remember! 

It also gives people and communities the chance to come together to support their local RSPCA branches and centres and help improve the lives of every animal as part of a million strong movement to change the lives of animals for the better.

RSPCA staff volunteers and supporters are pulling out all the stops this year to make sure the event at  Stapley  is one to remember.

So  save the date and join us and be part of the RSPCA’s 200th anniversary celebrations and our movement to improve animals’ lives by attending your local One Fun Day.

Lee Stewart Wildlife Centre Manager, said: “It’s incredible to think that our charity has been helping animals for 200 years - making us the oldest animal welfare charity in the world.

“This is such an amazing feat and one that we can’t wait to celebrate with our supporters old and new at our one fun day event at Stapley - we have so much going on that day including a dog show and lots of fun entertainment.

“We know the day will be one to remember and we can’t wait for people to join us in our celebrations.

“Events like these are vital fundraising events for our centre and help to raise money which will be used directly to help animals here at Stapley. 

“We’ve been changing industries, laws, minds, and animals' lives for 200 years. Together, there are actions, big and small, we can take to create a better world for every animal.

“It’s amazing really how far the charity has come since 1824 - when founding members of the charity met in a coffee shop in London determined to change animals’ lives, creating the then SPCA and sparking an animal welfare movement that spread around the world.”

For more information about One Fun Day you can visit the centre’s facebook page - the address for the event is RSPCA Stapeley Grange, London Road, Nantwich, Cheshire, CW5 7JW

Entry is £5 Adults, £2 children (Under 18) and free for under 5s.

To mark the RSPCA’s special anniversary the animal welfare charity wants to inspire one million people to join their movement to improve animals' lives. To find out how you can join their million-strong movement for animals visit