More toddlin’ fun!

Hundreds more toddlers have been enjoying picnics in the sun today following the second Barnardo’s Big Toddle here at DZG.


Wendy & Violet Dunn and Lyn & Theo Nelson, all from Stourbridge, enjoy their picnic following the Big Toddle

After completing the short walk around the zoo site – passing newest arrivals Makalu and Kito on the way – the families, playgroups and nursery groups headed back to the courtyard of the 11th century Dudley Castle to receive their medals at the finish line and tuck into their lunches.


The Raan, Ikhlaq and Ishmail families, from Kates Hill Primary School, relax in the sunshine

dscn1733DZG Marketing Assistant, Andrea Hales, said: “We have had another great day with the second Barnardo’s Big Toddle of the week, with around 500 people taking part.

“The weather has been glorious and lots of visitors took advantage of this and sat down to some delicious looking picnics on the castle lawn.”

A further Big Toddle will take place next Tuesday (June 17).

There’s still plenty of time to register and help raise money for disadvantaged and vulnerable children throughout the UK, by CLICKING HERE. 

Becky Williams, Layton Evans and Ava Page – who are both dressed as little aliens, to tie in with this year’s Barnardo’s theme of Space – tuck into their lunch in the heart of the castle.