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
We’re sending good luck to the adventurous abseilers who will be tackling Dudley Castle today to raise funds for Balls to Cancer. More than 25 participants will be taking a leap of faith to descend the 70-foot 11th century tower at the heart of the zoological gardens to raise money for the charity, which raises … Continue reading Cheer on the abseilers!
We’re marking the Battle of Britain today and are proud to be flying the RAF flag from Dudley Castle. The flag has been flying at the heart of the zoological garden atop the 11th century castle for the past week and will remain in-situ until Sunday when a parade and service of thanksgiving will take place … Continue reading Marking the Battle of Britain