Record grotto numbers!

DZG’s Winter Wonderland welcomed 15,206 visitors during its three-week opening, making it our best grotto ever!

Santa and his elves were kept busy in the 11th century Dudley Castle during the festive run-up, with official figures revealing 2,615 more people began their Christmas celebrations here at DZG this year than 2015.

Marketing Manager, Andrea Hales, said: “We’re thrilled so many families from across the country decided to get into the Christmas spirit and visit Santa at DZG and we’ve loved seeing photos of meets and greets that have been posted online.

“The experience also offers great value for money, as once families have seen Santa, they can then spend the rest of the day on site at their leisure, discovering more about some of the rarest animals in the world.

“Santa will be back next year, so we hope you’ll all join us again!”