Fancy learning more about the 11th century Dudley Castle in the heart of the zoological gardens? Our after hours talks and tours, led by former Castle Keeper, Adrian Durkin, begin on Friday evening and there’s still time to sign up. Each event will focus on a different theme, including Medieval and Tudor times, life during … Continue reading Castle tours begin
There’s still time to book your bargain tickets for the Dudley borough’s St George’s Day celebrations at DZG. The annual festival, run in conjunction with Dudley Council, is returning to the zoo for the second year running and we’re offering £2.50 tickets for residents to join us on site from 3pm until 7pm on St … Continue reading Celebrate St George with DZG
Discover all about the colourful history of Dudley Castle as we launch exclusive after hour talks and tours. Due to popular demand we’re hosting a variety of family friendly themed evenings, which will feature a tour of the 11th century castle in the heart of the zoological gardens and talk by former Castle Keeper, Adrian … Continue reading Castle tours and talks
The borough’s St George’s Day celebrations promise to be a roaring success as the annual festival returns to DZG. Between 3pm and 7pm on St George’s Day – Sunday, April 23 – we’ll be hosting a patriotic extravaganza in the 11th century Dudley Castle courtyard, complete with medieval re-enactors, dragons, children’s entertainers, crafts, story telling … Continue reading Patriotic celebrations
DZG’s Winter Wonderland welcomed 15,206 visitors during its three-week opening, making it our best grotto ever! Santa and his elves were kept busy in the 11th century Dudley Castle during the festive run-up, with official figures revealing 2,615 more people began their Christmas celebrations here at DZG this year than 2015. Marketing Manager, Andrea Hales, said: … Continue reading Record grotto numbers!
DZG is changing… and we’re proud to reveal a new logo ahead of our 80th year! The new look encapsulates all the unique features that make us so special by reflecting our animals, Dudley Castle, the ancient wooded hillside and Modernist Tecton structures. Designed in-house by the zoo’s Graphic Designer, Rachel Lane, the logo which … Continue reading DZG is changing…
Visitors to our Winter Wonderland grotto are urged not to forget to enter the Christmas competition to win some festive goodies from our Safari Shop. We’re offering a snow leopard printed jute bag with a fluffy penguin and an owl cuddly toy, collectively worth over £25, for one lucky winner who correctly guesses how many … Continue reading Win festive grotto goodies!
Christmas magic is in the air as we officially open Santa’s grotto today! Throughout the last few weeks, Mrs Claus – pictured above – and her elves have been busy transforming the 11th century Dudley Castle in the heart of the zoological gardens into a Winter Wonderland and it’s now ready for excited youngsters to … Continue reading Santa arrives at DZG!
It’s Advent Sunday and the countdown to Christmas is officially on! There are just four days until our Winter Wonderland Grotto opens to visitors in the 11th century castle and Santa dropped by to check the progress and to make sure his elves have wrapped all the presents ready for distribution. And he was also … Continue reading Santa checks in
We’ve had some timely births in the bat enclosure just in time for Hallowe’en! This Egyptian fruit bat is just a few days old and is one of four newborns who can be spotted tucked up on their mums in the Castle Creatures exhibit throughout half term, which features approximately 80 Egyptian fruit and Seba’s … Continue reading Going batty for Hallowe’en