Fundraising & Events

As a self-funded Centre that costs over £20,000 per week to run, we rely on our fundraising & events to keep Woodside open and to continue rescuing, rehabilitating & re-homing animals. Here are just some of the ways in which you can help:


Upcoming Events…

Attending our fundraising events is another great way to support our centre – have a look at what we’ve got planned! We look forward to seeing you there.

Christmas Market

Date: 23rd & 24th November 2019
Time: 11 AM – 4 PM
Location: Woodside Animal Centre

Our annual Christmas Market is back and it’s even bigger & better than ever! Come along to Woodside Animal Centre on Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th November 2019 for our most spectacular Christmas Market yet!

What’s On:

– Meet Santa Claus in our magical Christmas Grotto. A wonderful chance to meet Mr Claus, get a sweet treat and a memorable photo. Santa’s Grotto tickets are available to buy in advance, as well as on the day and they cost £3 per child, £5 for two children and £1 for a printed photograph. Please Prebook your Santa’s Grotto tickets here:
– Visit our Tea Room for a delicious Christmas treat.
– Meet Anna & Elsa from Disney’s Frozen and get a memorable picture taken at our photo station. You’ll also get to meet Olaf who will be greeting everyone around site throughout the weekend.
– Have a skate on our Ice-rink. A fun activity for all the family.
– Entertainment from local choirs and singers.
– 50+ Market stalls.
– Festive Food & Drink stalls.
– The chance to win on our Christmas Raffle.
– Visit our on-site pet shop for lots of Christmas goodies.

Ticket Prices:

Tickets are available to buy on the gate but we do advise purchasing them in advance as this is our most popular event of the year!

Adults £2.50
Kids (5-15) £1.50
Under 5’s Free
Family Ticket £6.50 (2 Adults & 2 Children)

Buy your entry tickets in advance here:

Although the event is being held at the main Woodside site, access to the kennels and cattery will be closed to the public on both days of the event (23rd & 24th November 2019). Our animal centre will resume to usual opening hours on Monday 25th November 2019. We appologise for any inconvenience this may cause, however it is our main priority that the welfare of the animals in our care is put first. If you have any queries or you have arranged an appointment on these days, please contact our reception on 0116 233 6677. Our reception and pet shop will remain open on these days.

We have so much going, it’s perfect for all the family. Gates open 11 AM and close at 4 PM both days, we can’t wait to see you there!

*Our stalls are fully booked for 2019*

Organise an Event

Please get in touch with us if you’d like to organise a fundraising event in aid of Woodside. Examples of previous supporter events include: BBQ, Concert, Open Garden, Cake Sale and Fashion Show.

Sponsored Challenge

Please get in touch with us if you’d like to take on a sponsored challenge in aid of Woodside. Examples of previous sponsored challenges include: Abseiling,
Sky Dive, Mountain Climbing and Leicester Marathon.

Donate Used Items

We are very grateful for any towels, blankets and sheets for use in our animal centre. Unfortunately we do not use pillows or duvets / quilts. Dog and cat items, including food, are also gratefully accepted!

Payroll Giving

A very simple way to help us rescue, rescue and rehome the neglected, unwanted and abused animals of Leicestershire. To donate directly through your salary, please talk to your employer.

Safe Haven

Help us provide a safe environment for local animals. Become a monthly donor to give Woodside’s rescue pets the security of long-term support.

Donate Items

Order specialist products and equipment directly to Woodside, via Amazon. The wishlist is regularly updated with the items that the animals need most.

Amazon Wishlist

Order specialist products and equipment directly to Woodside, via Amazon. The wishlist is regularly updated with the items that the animals need most.

Amazon Smile

Raise money for Woodside every time you shop, at no extra cost! Select us as your Smile Charity and Amazon will donate a percentage of your purchases.



Opening Hours

Animal Viewing Times:
Monday: Appointment Only
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: Appointment Only
Thursday & Friday: 11 AM - 4 PM
Saturday & Sunday: 11 AM - 3 PM

Reception and Pet Shop:
Monday to Friday: 10 AM - 5 PM
Saturday & Sunday: 10 AM - 4 PM

Contact Us

Woodside Animal Centre
190 Scudamore Road,
Leicester LE3 1UQ

General Enquiries: 0116 233 6677
Woodside Pet Shop: 0116 224 2435
RSPCA Cruelty Line: 0300 1234 999




What's happening on Facebook...