A special Christmas gift!

We’ve received a very special early Christmas present, following the birth of a baby giant anteater! The pup was born to four-year-old mum, Lyra and six-year-old dad, Bubbles on Saturday afternoon in front of surprised visitors. Section Leader, Sam Grove, said: “It’s wonderful to end the year with this happy news, especially just before Christmas […]

Thank you for playing Santa!

Thank you to everyone who continues to play Santa to our animals sending them treats and enrichment from our Amazon wish list, not just at Christmas, but also throughout the year. We’ve recently received lots of parcels for distribution across the site, including tasty lickits for our tapirs and giraffes, feeder balls for our sloth […]

CBeebies stars welcome Santa!

Two CBeebies stars helped us kickstart our Christmas festivities, as they welcomed Santa to his popular grotto, which opens TODAY! Father Christmas was greeted by children’s television presenters Evie Pickerill and Gyasi Sheppy, who are both starring in Wolverhampton Grand Theatre’s pantomime, Snow White. Dudley Zoo’s Media and Communication Officer, Rachel Hickman, said: “Over the […]

Panto launches at DZC!

Have you spotted DZC’s charming Harry Hatch’s cottage in Wolverhampton Grand Theatre’s fabulous pantomime launch photos? We had great fun welcoming the stars of Snow White on site, including Kelle Bryan, Niki Colwell Evans, Evie Pickerill, Gyasi Sheppy, as well as panto favourites Tam Ryan and Ian Adams for their official cast photographs. DZC Media […]

Santa’s grotto tickets on sale!

Our Christmas Santa’s grotto tickets are on sale and we’ve already taken our first few bookings! And this year we’re opening our ‘The Chronicles of Dudley Castle’ on Saturday, November 25, with it then running from December 1 until Christmas Eve. Tickets for the festive package, which includes a visit to see Father Christmas inside […]

Search for Santa!

It may be the start of summer, but we’re thinking ahead to Christmas as we launch a search for Santa! We’re looking to recruit the star of our busy castle grotto, which attracts thousands of excited young visitors each year.  Interested applicants need to be able to spread lots of festive cheer as they work alongside […]

Well done, Louise!

There are double celebrations for Marketing Assistant Louise Curtis, as not only is today her birthday, but she’s also been named our latest Employee of the Month! Louise, who has recently clocked up her 15th year working at DZC, was nominated for the monthly accolade for taking on extra responsibilities in the zoo’s marketing department. […]

Festive bag for life

As if you need another reason to book to see Santa in the 11th century Dudley Castle, this year his gifts will be handed out in an exclusive bag for life instead of being wrapped in paper! The non-woven reusable bag has been designed by DZC Designer, Rachel Lane, as part of our Chronicles of […]

Grotto sneak peek!

There’s not long to go until Santa arrives at DZC ready to welcome thousands of people back to his Christmas grotto this year. Our elves are currently working really hard to transform the inside of the 11th century castle into ‘The Chronicles of Dudley Castle’. If you haven’t booked yet, there’s still time! All tickets […]