Events

Karate kicks in the castle

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

What great parties!

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!

Giraffe awareness

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

Well done, toddlers!

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!

Free entry for Fathers!

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!

Surveying bats

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