We had a spook-tacular time during our family Hocus Pocus Halloween events. More than 450 visitors joined us after hours as we held the three themed evenings, which featured a trick and treat hunt around the zoo site, with visits to the haunted cottage and 11th century castle. And there were some fangtastic costumes on … Continue reading Fangtastic Hocus Pocus events
Have you spotted our special bat who can’t fly? Narna, an Egyptian fruit bat, can be found in our Castle Creatures exhibit, but we’ve never seen her fly and we’ve no idea why she won’t! Trainee Keeper, Cara Sheldon, said: “Narna’s approximately three years old and she just hasn’t flown since we had her. “When … Continue reading Narna, our special bat!
It’s the last opportunity for visitors to learn more about Dudley Castle this Friday as we host the final tour and talk of the year. Discover all about food and cookery during the Medieval and Tudor times during the evening event. Zoo Manager, Matt Lewis, said: “The after hour tours have proved to be very … Continue reading Last chance for castle tour
DZG staff celebrated the end of our busy summer season with a friendly football match and party in the castle courtyard. A team of zoo keepers took on the shop staff in the after hours game, and were cheered on by the rest of the staff on the sidelines. And the customer services team reigned … Continue reading Friendly football rivalries
The Royal Air Force Ensign is flying proudly from Dudley Castle as we join the nation in marking the Battle of Britain today. The flag has been flying at the heart of the zoological gardens for the past few days and will remain above the 11th century castle until Monday, which will also coincide with … Continue reading Battle of Britain remembrance
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!
A HUGE thank you to our Bank Holiday visitors who made our first ever Raptor Day a flyaway success and helped us raise a whopping £869.95! Thousands of people visited the 11th century castle courtyard to see our birds of prey, which included harris hawks, a red-footed falcon, common buzzard and a Northern White-faced Owl, … Continue reading Raptor Day a flyaway success!
Hundreds of film fans will be joining us tonight for a one-off screening of cult horror-comedy ‘An American Werewolf in London’. Working alongside Flatpack, we’ve transformed the 11th century castle courtyard into an open-air cinema ready for this evening’s viewing and we’re expecting over 1,200 people to join us! Doors open at 8pm, with the … Continue reading Werewolf screening’s tonight!
There’ll be plenty of clowning around during the summer holidays as we welcome Flip and Dippy every weekend. The children’s entertainers will be hosting their Summer Show every Saturday and Sunday in the castle courtyard or in the Go Wild! Theatre if it rains. Marketing Manager, Andrea Hales, said: “Flip and Dippy are always popular … Continue reading Clowning around!
There’ll be cars in the castle on Sunday as we host the West Midlands Classic Car Club’s annual show. Now in its 29th year, the club will be filling the 11th century courtyard with around 90 vintage vehicles, including a Jaguar E-type, Daimler Dart and Rolls Royce Organiser Maurice Cole, said: “We always look forward … Continue reading Cars in the castle