A spook-tacular half term

We’re getting ready for a spook-tacular Hallowe’en half term at DZG.


With creepy critter encounters running every hour from 11am – 3pm and daily ghost walks at 1pm and 3.30pm, there’s plenty of fang-tastic fun to entertain all ages including the chance to win an adoption for Raptor the red kneed tarantula, by taking part in the fun and games on the farm.

Media and Communications Officer, Rachel Hickman, said: “Make sure you visit our Hallowe’en decorated Discovery Centre and farm barn to take part in spooky-themed arts and craft activities as well as having the chance to come face-to-face with some creepy creatures, including snakes, spiders, rats and cockroaches during the meet and greet encounters.

“Presenters will also be leading additional ghost walks around the 11th Century Dudley Castle, where visitors will be able to find out about the people who once graced the castle’s cobbles and that’s all in addition to the daily talks and feeds across the site.”

SCARY STUFF: Presenter Pam Midwood gets into the Hallowe’en spirit with a little help from Brazilian rainbow boa, Raleigh.


halloween2_2Brave young souls can also take part in our family Hocus Pocus evening on Friday, October 31.

Join us after hours, from 5pm until 8pm, dressed in your spookiest Hallowe’en costumes and participate in ghoulish games and creepy crafts.

There’s also the chance to watch our Snow White and the Curse of Frankenstein show before joining a spooky Ghost Walk to discover what goes bump in the night at Dudley Castle.

Tickets are limited and are priced at £8 for everyone, with children under three free.

CLICK HERE to book your place


And don’t forget your fang-tastic Hallowe’en goodies from the Safari Shop. We’ve got pumpkin tea light holders, spooky signs and creepy crawly putty, priced from £2.99. Grab them if you dare . . .