Christmas

First Santa booking of the year!

It may only be July 15th, but we’ve taken our first booking for Santa’s grotto! Our popular Santa’s Winter Wonderland Grotto in the 11th century Dudley Castle opens on November 30 and runs until Christmas Eve and a Birmingham Primary School has already reserved its slot! DZG Marketing Manager, Andrea Hales, said: “We’ve only just started Continue reading First Santa booking of the year!

Present time for chimps

Our seven chimps are being spoilt rotten this festive season as one of their biggest fans has delivered Christmas Eve parcels for them all. Grandmother Wendy Gray, from Coseley, made up the seven gift bags of goodies – one for each of our gorgeous girls Fanny, Malaika, Mandy, Mali, Barbie, Banika and Binti – and Continue reading Present time for chimps

Merry munching Larry!

Christmas came early for Larry, one of our African spurred tortoises, after keepers served up some festive food for the tortoise group. Senior Keeper Sarah Evans and Keeper Adam Davey (pictured) mixed the tortoises’ regular 450g serving of nutritious pellets with water and shaped it into decorative holly leaves to get into the festive spirit. Continue reading Merry munching Larry!

Stock up on stocking fillers

If you’re hunting for stocking fillers for children this Christmas, then look no further than our Safari Shop, which has an array of perfectly small-sized goodies! Topping the list are £3.99 pots of slime, available in a host of rainbow colours, which also come with an accompanying goo wristband. Also how about our Christmas elf Continue reading Stock up on stocking fillers

Chimps' early festive feast

Sprouts were on the menu for our seven chimp girls, who enjoyed a festive feast, thanks to a donation from The Fellows pub. Bosses at Dudley’s The Broadway-based bar donated eight large tubs of leftover steamed seasonal carrots, sprouts, potatoes and peas to primate keepers who dished them out to our grateful apes. Lower Primates Continue reading Chimps’ early festive feast

Last Christmas postage date looms

Animal-mad adopters are advised there’s less than ONE WEEK left until our last postage date for Christmas. The elves in our marketing team have been busy processing hundreds of personalised festive adoption packages for our exotic animals on site, but are urging purchasers not to miss out on next week’s December 20 deadline if you want Continue reading Last Christmas postage date looms

Play Santa to our species

Visitors can play Santa to our animals and help us deliver surprise gifts to some of the world’s most endangered species. We’ve updated our online Amazon wishlist, which gives supporters the chance to help us enrich the lives of their favourite DZG animal this Christmas. The list contains a variety of fun and practical items Continue reading Play Santa to our species

Leave a Christmas wish

Young visitors to our grotto are invited to help decorate our festive firs with their Christmas wishes ahead of seeing Santa. Before entering our Winter Wonderland grotto in the 11th century castle, visitors can write out their wishes and messages for Christmas and 2018 on a star and tie them to the branches of the trees Continue reading Leave a Christmas wish

Reindeer learn the ropes!

The reindeer herd are enjoying their daily visits to the 11th century castle courtyard as part of our Winter Wonderland grotto. And for the first time, our 2017 youngsters, Ivy, Doreen and Basil have been learning the ropes so they too can join Santa. Trainee Keeper, Ellis Robinson, has been working with the herd over Continue reading Reindeer learn the ropes!