There are less than six months to go until we open our Christmas grotto and we’re wondering if you can fill Santa’s shoes? We’re launching a summer search for Santa to join our hugely popular festive grotto in the 11th century Dudley Castle, which last year saw record-breaking attendance. DZG Marketing Manager, Andrea Hales, said: “We’re … Continue reading Can you fill Santa’s shoes?
DZG’s animals are enjoying their own festive fun now it’s time to take down the decorations. Keepers are recycling the Christmas fir trees from Santa’s recent grotto in the 11th century Dudley Castle by adding them into the enclosures of many of the site’s animals. The trees not only provide exciting enrichment opportunities for the … Continue reading Recycling the decorations!
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: … Continue reading Record grotto numbers!
There’s just 10 days to go and there are two DZG girls who are particularly excited for the big day. As this year is the first time our baby reindeer, Sunflower and Jasmine, have met the man in red! The youngsters made headlines earlier this year when they were both unusually born in the height of … Continue reading Merry Christmas, deer!
Visitors to our Winter Wonderland grotto are urged not to forget to enter the Christmas competition to win some festive goodies from our Safari Shop. We’re offering a snow leopard printed jute bag with a fluffy penguin and an owl cuddly toy, collectively worth over £25, for one lucky winner who correctly guesses how many … Continue reading Win festive grotto goodies!
Christmas magic is in the air as we officially open Santa’s grotto today! Throughout the last few weeks, Mrs Claus – pictured above – and her elves have been busy transforming the 11th century Dudley Castle in the heart of the zoological gardens into a Winter Wonderland and it’s now ready for excited youngsters to … Continue reading Santa arrives at DZG!
It’s Advent Sunday and the countdown to Christmas is officially on! There are just four days until our Winter Wonderland Grotto opens to visitors in the 11th century castle and Santa dropped by to check the progress and to make sure his elves have wrapped all the presents ready for distribution. And he was also … Continue reading Santa checks in
Father Christmas is inviting you to join him for tea during a special event to help us raise money for our snow leopard enclosure project. Join us for an evening of festive fun on Saturday, December 10 and enjoy a delicious meal with the man in red, before every child receives a surprise gift. Entertainment … Continue reading Join Santa for tea!