CBeebies stars welcome Santa!

Two CBeebies stars helped us kickstart our Christmas festivities, as they welcomed Santa to his popular grotto, which opens TODAY!

Father Christmas was greeted by children’s television presenters Evie Pickerill and Gyasi Sheppy, who are both starring in Wolverhampton Grand Theatre’s pantomime, Snow White.

Dudley Zoo’s Media and Communication Officer, Rachel Hickman, said: “Over the last few weeks the inside of the 11th century castle has been magically transformed into ‘The Chronicles of Dudley Zoo’, complete with a lion, a witch and a wardrobe.

“As the local partner of the Grand Theatre’s pantomime, we were delighted Evie and Gyasi, alongside reindeer Lily and Sunflower, were able to help us declare this year’s fabulous grotto officially open.

“We now look forward to welcoming thousands of excited families to the 40-acre site in the run-up to Christmas to meet with Santa and visit his reindeer in their decorated paddock.”

Tickets for The Chronicles of Dudley Zoo not only includes a special gift from Santa, which is presented in an exclusive festive branded bag for life, but also includes zoo admission, allowing guests to spend the whole day visiting the animals.

Santa’s grotto is open today and will continue from December 1 through to Christmas Eve. Tickets must be booked in advance by CLICKING HERE or calling 01384 215313.

Snow White at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre runs from Saturday 2 December 2023 until Sunday 7 January 2024.