Behind-the-scenes fun

A wild time is guaranteed for youngsters aged eight to 13 who fancy being a little zoo keeper at Dudley Zoo.

The popular experience gives children, like Isobelle Phillpott and Georgia Green pictured, chance to go behind the scenes, see how a zoo works and meet animals such as tapirs and penguins.

Available on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10am until 1pm, the Little Zoo Keeper package also allows youngsters to help feed, clean and care for the animals on the farm.

Marketing Manager Andrea Hales said: “Our Little Zoo Keeper experience makes a great present any time of the year and is valid for 12 months from the date of purchase.

“The morning provides youngsters with opportunities to get close to some amazing animals and makes for a truly memorable experience.”

Prices start from £80 for one child, £125 for two children, £165 for three children or £200 for four children – a saving of £120 when four children book together.

The package includes one adult admission ticket per booking, discounted rates for other guests, a discount voucher for use in the Queen Mary Restaurant, a souvenir gift per child and a discount return admission voucher per child.

More information is available HERE and booking can be made online or by calling 01384 215313.