Viewing options


Seven year old Holly had her wish granted to be a princess for the day, following a regal request to Rays of Sunshine, when she visited Dudley Zoo and was treated to the royal VIP experience.

DZG_Holly Foley1

The youngster, who attends Ashwood Park Primary School, travelled to Dudley Zoo where staff pulled out all the stops to make sure Holly and her family had a day to remember.

She received a royal tour of the zoo’s farmyard and had a meet and greet with the animals, before she was surprised with an adoption package for guinea pig, Rapunzel, aptly named after a Disney princess.

Holly said: “I loved meeting the animals especially Rapunzel, who was really friendly and cuddly and I can come back and see her now as I’ve adopted her.”

Her mum, Julie-Ann Perks, added: “Holly had a fantastic day. She loves anything to do with princesses and is animal mad so the day was just perfect for her. She didn’t stop smiling the whole time.”