Picnic party success

Hundreds of pirates and fairies took over DZG for a picnic party to remember.

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The annual two-day event saw under-fives from across the region head for the courtyard to join the fun and games.

Activities throughout Wednesday and Thursday included story telling, magic and puppet shows, face painting, a bouncy castle, a pirates and princess show, balloon modelling and goody bags.

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Children also had the chance to meet some of our smaller animal collection and join in animal talks and feeds, before taking part in a Pirate and Fairies fancy dress parade in the castle courtyard.

DZG Marketing Manger, Julia Lockett, said: “Everyone had the most wonderful time. There were some fantastic costumes and most of the youngsters had a wander around the zoo to see their favourite animals after the picnic was over.”

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Joseph Mills, aged four, from Birmingham, meets Dora the Explorer while Harry Boucher, aged two, from Sedgley and Mollie-Mae Cant, also aged two, from Shortheath get to grips with balloon art.

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Alfie Ray Stokes, aged three, with nan, Jean Taylor gets set for a pirate game as Holly Meacham, aged three, and four-year-olds Lauren Walker and Rosina Miller show off their medals.

POM-BEAR JOINS THE PICNIC!

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After yesterday’s fantastic announcement that Pom-Bear is the official sponsor of our Go Wild! shows for the next 12 months, we thought it was time to celebrate – and asked youngsters from Jelly Babies Nursery, based at Longbridge Methodist Church, to mark the occasion with a bag of Pom-Bear Zoo, the new cheesy-flavoured snacks – perfect for keeping up energy levels of young pirates and fairies!

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