Boo from the Zoo!

Head on down to Dudley Zoo this half term for some spook-tacular fun, including a ghost trail around the 11th century castle grounds.

Our Colombian black spider monkeys certainly enjoyed tucking in to some tasty pumpkins and, with a ghost trail, creepy crafts, extra animal talks and two ghost and history walks each day, there’s frighteningly good fun in store for all the family.

Visitors will have to have their wits about them for the Ghost Chaser Challenge where they need to locate a series of posters filled with spooky facts about Dudley Castle and answer questions on an entry form for the chance to win amazing prizes.

There’s a bat adoption pack, a creature feature when a lucky winner will be able to get up close and personal with creepy crawlies, reptiles and furry creatures and a family ticket up for grabs.

Crafts take place in the castle undercroft from 11am to 1pm and between 2pm and 4pm every day. And zoo staff are looking forward to welcoming the little monsters attending the three sell-out Halloween Hocus Pocus nights.

Each day there will be two ghost and history walks, with fascinating tours taking place from the castle courtyard at 11.30am and 3.30pm.

There’s extra opportunity to learn more about some of our rare residents too, through a packed programme of talks and animal feeds.  And don’t forget to drop by the Queen Mary restaurant and design your own pumpkin poster.

Dudley Zoo’s Marketing Manager, Andrea Hales, said: “We’ve got extra animal talks, extra ghost walks, crafts and our spooky ghost trail which is guaranteed to be fang-tastic fun.

“And those who successfully complete the ghost trail stand a chance of winning some fabulous prices including a creature feature, a bat adoption and a free family ticket to the zoo.”

Join us if you dare!