It might be the height of summer but Dudley Zoo is in hot pursuit of Santa! From our very own beach Ow Bin Ya Sands, DZG Assistant Curator Jay Haywood has started the search for a Father Christmas to join our Winter Wonderland grotto – in return for plenty of good cheer. The right recruit … Continue reading Sun, sand and Santa!
It’s Christmas! We hope Santa stopped off at your house overnight – he certainly paid a visit to our 40-acre site as our exotic species woke to piles of goodies this morning, including our Brazilian tapirs who found their stocking bursting with tasty treats, plus our Asiatic lions and wild dogs who found wrapped enrichment … Continue reading Merry Christmas!
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
Look who’s arrived at DZG for the next three weeks! Our Winter Wonderland grotto is being officially opened this morning by The Bill star, Graham Cole, who’s playing Fleshcreep in this year’s DZG sponsored Wolverhampton Grand Theatre panto, Jack and the Beanstalk, before Father Christmas takes up residence in the transformed 11th century Dudley Castle, where … Continue reading Santa’s here!
Booking is now open for DZG’s Santa’s Winter Wonderland Grotto and this year he’s got his own special hotline! Visitors can either call and speak to his elves on 01384 215306 or book their own timed slot for the three-week festive period directly through the DZG website by CLICKING HERE. Last year we celebrated our … Continue reading Santa booking’s open!
There are less than six months to go until we open our Christmas grotto and we’re wondering if you can fill Santa’s shoes? We’re launching a summer search for Santa to join our hugely popular festive grotto in the 11th century Dudley Castle, which last year saw record-breaking attendance. DZG Marketing Manager, Andrea Hales, said: “We’re … Continue reading Can you fill Santa’s shoes?
Christmas magic is in the air as we officially open Santa’s grotto today! Throughout the last few weeks, Mrs Claus – pictured above – and her elves have been busy transforming the 11th century Dudley Castle in the heart of the zoological gardens into a Winter Wonderland and it’s now ready for excited youngsters to … Continue reading Santa arrives at DZG!
It’s Advent Sunday and the countdown to Christmas is officially on! There are just four days until our Winter Wonderland Grotto opens to visitors in the 11th century castle and Santa dropped by to check the progress and to make sure his elves have wrapped all the presents ready for distribution. And he was also … Continue reading Santa checks in
Our female snow leopard, Taïga, is settling into her new DZG home and this week also met Father Christmas, who has pledged to raise money towards our £100,000 big cat enclosure extension appeal. The work, which includes doubling the size of the outdoor snow leopard enclosure and installing a new viewing area and platform, is … Continue reading Santa helps snowies!