The man in the big red suit is on his way to Dudley!

Santa Claus is coming to town and bookings for the zoo’s grotto have already started coming in to his ho-ho-hotline!

The Winter Wonderland experience runs from December 1st to Christmas Eve when youngsters can get to see Santa in his grotto set within the walls of 11th century Dudley Castle. After receiving a special gift, grotto visitors will have chance to see Santa’s reindeer as they prepare for their busiest night of the year. DZG Marketing Manager, Andrea Hales, said:

“It’s that time of year again when we look forward to welcoming back Father Christmas and we’re already taking bookings to meet him. 

"Our Winter Wonderland experience offers great value for money, as once visitors have seen Santa, received a special gift and visited his reindeer in the castle courtyard, they can spend the rest of their day on site, learning more about some of the rarest animals in the world.”

The festive package to see Santa starts from £12 per child (under 1's are priced at £4.50). Adult prices also start at £12 and there are family tickets and special group rates available too.

People can either call Santa’s special hotline on 01384 215306 or book their own timed slot for the three-week festive period online. All visits must be pre-booked at least 24 hours in advance.


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