Thrill-seekers have just a few more days to snap up the last few tickets for our special Paranormal Evening at Dudley Castle. Hosted by spiritualist medium Craig Morris, the event takes place in the Castle grounds this Saturday from 8pm until 2am and includes a ghost tour, vigils, glass divination and table tipping. There is … Continue reading Date with the paranormal
Scouting and other community groups can become wildlife detectives at DZG – thanks to an exciting new quiz booklet in our activity packs. Groups attending the zoo from these organisations are already given activity bags containing puzzle pages, a pencil, crayons and a free kids return voucher. But now we’ve added the new Wildlife Detectives … Continue reading Calling all wildlife detectives
An egg-ceedingly Happy Easter to all our visitors and amazing animals – especially our latest addition, Windsor the Barbary lamb. The baby Barbary sheep – our first of the year – was born exactly a week ago as Senior Keeper Laura Robbins was cleaning out the paddock. Windsor was named by keepers earlier this week … Continue reading Welcome Windsor!
With many schools breaking up for Easter today, it’s an egg-cellent time to play at DZG! We’ve had impressive new play equipment installed at two of our play areas, just in time for the holidays. And first to try it out was seven-year-old Rebecca Bailey from Bath, whose school holiday started even earlier. The new … Continue reading School’s out!
DZG has a cracking variety of activities lined up for our Easter visitors including new play equipment, fun on the Farm and egg-stra talk times about our amazing animals. As well as our latest animals – baby bats and the recent addition of a new species to DZG, naked mole rats – two play areas … Continue reading We’ve got Easter cracked!
Visitors could be in for a knight to remember as our first Dudley Castle tour of the year zooms in on knights and armour. There’s just over two weeks to go until the exclusive after hours talk and tour takes place around the 11th century castle at the heart of DZG – and there’s still time … Continue reading Knight to remember!
We’re wishing mums of all species a Happy Mother’s Day today – especially our first-time mum Barbara, the black lemur. Last May Barbara gave birth to daughter Kimmy – our first baby black lemur in over a decade – and she’s taken to motherhood incredibly well. Trainee Keeper Cara Sheldon said: “Barbara is very caring … Continue reading Celebrating Barbara!
DZG is urging animal lovers to set their alarm clocks and come and wake up some of the world’s rarest animals. On Sunday May 20, we have an early morning guided tour giving visitors the opportunity to go behind the scenes and get close to a variety of exotic animals. Marketing Manager Andrea Hales … Continue reading Wakey wakey!
DZG is helping make mums feel special this Mother’s Day – by treating them to a free day-out. We’re offering all mothers chance to spend the special Sunday getting close to some of our rare and incredible animals at the 40-acre zoo. DZG Marketing Assistant and mum-of-two Louise Curtis said: “This is a great opportunity … Continue reading Make mum’s day!
The borough’s St George’s Day celebrations promise something for everyone as the festival returns to Dudley Castle for another year. DZG is delighted to be the setting for the action-packed patriotic extravaganza for the third year running. The festivities take place on Sunday April 22 in the 11th century castle courtyard between 3pm and 7pm … Continue reading Celebrating St George!