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!
It’s World Camel Day and our three Bactrians, Charles, Jimandi and Fergie will be playing a key role in helping us raise awareness of the critically endangered wild camel. … Continue reading Celebrating camels
It’s World Giraffe Day and we’re helping shed light on the challenges the planet’s tallest species face in the wild. And we’re delighted to have raised £651.86 for the Giraffe Conservation Foundation (GCF), following a weekend of fundraising, when visitors got the chance to feed our three giraffes by entering our raffle, as well as … Continue reading Giraffe awareness
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!
Happy Father’s Day to all you doting dads! We hope you have a fabulous day being spoilt by your offspring. And remember we’re offering free entry into the zoo on Sunday for all dads accompanied by a full-paying adult or child, so you can discover all about our fathers great and small, including Rothschild giraffe, … Continue reading Happy Father’s Day!
Well done to everyone who took part in Barnardo’s Big Toddle yesterday and we’re wishing good luck to today’s walkers! Hundreds of under-fives have signed up to the UK’s biggest charity fundraiser for toddlers by completing a short sponsored walk around the zoo and 11th century castle. DZG Marketing Assistant, Louise Curtis, said: “We had … Continue reading Well done, toddlers!
Saturday’s visitors can enjoy extra time to see the animals as we stay open for longer. We’re hosting our second Dusk at DZG event when we’ll be remaining open until 8pm (with last entry 6.30pm) and visitors will be able to enjoy additional animals talks and feeds, Go Wild! shows and watch a birds of … Continue reading Stay longer on Saturday
We’re celebrating DZG’s dads this week and offering you the chance to treat yours this Father’s Day with free entry. Come and learn more about our fabulous fathers across the 40-acre site, with all dads receiving free admission into the zoo on Sunday with every full-paying adult or child. CLICK HERE to print off the … Continue reading Free entry for Fathers!
DZG staff joined forces with conservation group, BrumBats, to survey the wild bats across the 40-acre zoo site. The group, also known as the Birmingham and Black Country Bat Group, spent two hours surveying bats living in and around two on-site caverns. DZG Conservation Officer, Chris Leeson, said: “It went really well. We started just … Continue reading Surveying bats