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Publication: 27th November 2013

Christmas is Coming

Draycote Hotel & Whitefields Golf Club

Publication: 27th November 2013

Join Cadbury World for magical pantomime Jack and the Cocoa Beanstalk!

Cadbury World is welcoming Santa and a magical pantomime for another spectacular season of Christmas Celebration Weekends!

Publication: 27th November 2013

Tudor Christmas

Christmas Shows in Stratford upon Avon

The traditions of Christmas shows have proved a bit hit

Publication: 26th November 2013

VIP Facebook competition winner Chloe Buckland, (5) from Bromsgrove, opening the Grotto and meeting Santa

Move Over Rudolf – Rodney The Reindeer Has Come To Hatton

Little Chloe Buckland has lived up to her ‘young buck’ name by becoming the winner of Hatton Christmas facebook competition to name the new reindeer born at the adventure farm earlier this year.

Publication: 25th November 2013

Senior Keeper, Sophie Dugmore, prepares a winter warmer for orang utans, Jazz and Sprout.

Orangs' winter warmer!

When the weather is cold and wet, DZG’s four orangutans are being given a winter warmer to tackle chills.

Publication: 24th November 2013

Male Sumatran tiger, Joao, aged 20-months, settles into his new internal den at DZG as Assistant Curator , Richard Brown, sits and speaks to him.

Sumatran tiger, Joao, settles into DZG...

Dudley Zoological Gardens’ newest arrival, young Sumatran tiger, Joao, has settled well into his new home after relocating from Germany as part of a major international conservation programme.

Publication: 23rd November 2013

THE TARDIS at The Mailbox, Birmingham

Spotted...the TARDIS has landed in Birmingham!

Today is 'The Day of The Doctor' - the 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who and the TARDIS has landed at The Mailbox, home to BBC Birmingham.

Publication: 23rd November 2013

Get into the festive spirit at Ragley with a  Christmas Shopping Show!

Get into the festive spirit at Ragley with a Christmas Shopping Show!

Visitors to Ragley, the stunning stately home in Warwickshire, can get into the festive spirit with a special Christmas Shopping event on Saturday 23 & Sunday 24 November from 10:30pm – 5pm. Over 40 exhibitors from specialist food producers to those selling Christmas gift ideas not found on the High Street will be present at the show.

Publication: 22nd November 2013

College Partnership continues at DZG...

College Partnership continues at DZG...

A partnership between DZG and Dudley College’s Animal Care and Management students is continuing to go from strength to strength.

Publication: 21st November 2013

Santa's Grotto!

Come and visit Santa and his Elves in our Winter Woodlands!