Christmas grotto on sale!

We’re excited to welcome back Santa to his castle grotto this Christmas, following a two-year absence due to covid.

And it may only be the start of August, but we’ve already taken our first bookings for ‘The Chronicles of Dudley Castle’.

Our popular grotto in the 11th century castle opens on December 1 and runs until Christmas Eve, with prices for the festive package starting from £15 for children aged one and above and £15 for adults.

DZC Marketing Manager, Andrea Hales, said: “Our grotto has been a popular event in thousands of families’ Christmas countdown celebration for decades and we’re so pleased to be able to reinstate the experience in the castle again following the last few years.

“We’ve only just started to advertise our Christmas activity, so we’re delighted to have already secured our first bookings and we look forward to welcoming everyone on site in December.”

Admission to ‘The Chronicles of Dudley Castle’ not only includes a visit to Santa and a special gift, but also entry to the zoo, allowing visitors to see our reindeer herd and friends across the rest of the 40-acre zoo site.

Family and group tickets are available.

To book your Santa’s grotto tickets, CLICK HERE