Grotto countdown begins!

Just nine weeks to go until Father Christmas arrives in his castle grotto – and DZG’s marketing team are busy with bookings.


Among our first festive customers is Diane Anderson, who will be travelling from Ibiza to bring her three grandchildren to DZG!

Diane, who moved to the Spanish island 17 years ago from Stourbridge is visiting her Midlands-based family, for Christmas with a trip to Santa’s Winter Wonderland castle grotto at the top of their to-do list!

Diane said: “We come back to the UK for a month every Christmas and I like to take all the family out somewhere special.

“I went to Dudley Zoo many years ago when my children were small, but my husband, who is Spanish has never been, so when we read about the grotto we booked it up and I told my grandchildren Santa had phoned me to say he was going to be at DZG this year!

Santa’s Winter Wonderland Castle Grotto opens on December 2 and runs until Christmas Eve.

All ticket prices include zoo admission, train ride, visit to Santa in his caste grotto with a surprise gift, plus a magical Christmas show and must be pre-booked in advance by calling 0844 474 2272.

For more information about Santa’s Winter Wonderland Castle Grotto CLICK HERE