Winter education offer

CALLING ALL SCHOOLS AND TEACHERS…. We’ve got a tiger-iffic offer for on-site educational trips to DZC this winter. We’re offering a £2 discount per child for any school workshop or self-guided tour booked to visit us during November, December, January or February. As well as outdoor tours, we have a wide variety of indoor classroom-based […]

Halloween half term fun!

This Halloween half term we’re inviting you to Skull Skool to help identify some brilliant and bizarre skulls and skeletons. Featuring our varied collection of biofacts and artefacts, many of which have been donated to us over the years from Customs and Trading Standards for teaching purposes, join our Education Team in the Discovery Centre […]

Best foot forward, Jack!

If you’re visiting DZC this morning, make sure you cheer on our Head of Education and Conservation, Jack Williams, who will be pounding the zoo’s pathways in aid of our Global Tiger Day celebrations. Jack will be running 10km around the zoo’s hilly 40-acre site from 10am and he’ll be swapping his Presenter uniform for […]

Talks return for half term

We’re bringing back a limited talks programme for Halloween half term, allowing visitors to find out more about some of our species and hear some spooky stories about our castle! Learn all about our tigers, giraffe, penguins and camels, while also discovering about the castle ghosts in our Presenter-led talks, which will run each afternoon […]

We’ve won £1,000!

A MASSIVE THANK YOU to everyone who nominated us for the Ecclesiastical Insurance Movement for Good award, because of your votes, we’ve won £1,000! Back in May we appealed for your help in helping us secure some much-needed funds and we’re thrilled to be one of 500 charities, out of 13,000 nominated, who have won […]

Chillie’s an inspiration!

Chillie, the Chilean Rose Tarantula checks out a new award-winning children’s book, inspired by DZC’s spiders! Cobweb Capers, has recently won the Young Winner category in the Turtle Sea Books Spring 2021 Contest and we’re grateful to author, Dr Jane McGee, a Psychology teacher at Old Swinford Hospital School, in Stourbridge, who has donated a […]

Appealing for plants!

Calling all green-fingered visitors! We’re hoping to spruce up our Discovery Centre and we’re appealing for potted houseplants. Can you help us please?! We’re on the hunt for unwanted indoor plants of all shapes, sizes and varieties to help us decorate our Rainforest Room. DZC Conservation Officer Chris Leeson said: “Whether you’ve got houseplants at […]