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
Dudley Castle provided the inspiration for a Coseley author who has just published his latest novel. Robert Aston has released the final part of his trilogy of medieval themed adventures, which is entitled ‘Jack O’War’and tells the tale of main character, Jack, who becomes an archer at the castle. The book follows on from ‘Jack … Continue reading Castle inspires novel
More than 250 karate students took over the historic grounds of Dudley Castle for a lively display of martial arts. GKR Karate (Wolverhampton and Dudley), held a special two-hour training session in the courtyard of the 11th century castle last Sunday, with participants ranging in age from five to 75 years-old. Regional Manager, Andrew Hawley, … Continue reading Karate kicks in the castle
Thanks to the thousands of under fives who joined our 80th birthday celebrations this week. We threw two big birthday parties on Wednesday and Thursday to mark our anniversary, complete with puppet shows, animal encounters, crafts, face painting and tombola. Marketing Manager, Andrea Hales, said: “We had two great days celebrating our 80th year with … Continue reading What great parties!
For one night only, film fans are invited to join us in the 11th century Dudley Castle courtyard, as we once again transform into an open-air cinema. As the animals tuck in for the night and the sun drops behind the castle’s medieval walls, we’ll be hosting the cult horror-comedy ‘An American Werewolf in London’ on … Continue reading Film night returns!