Cinema nights return!

Dudley Castle is set to be transformed into an open-air cinema again this summer for some al fresco horror! We’ve teamed up with Flatpack Festival for another Beware the Moon showing of two iconic classics, as we screen JAWS on Friday, August 4 and THE WICKER MAN on Saturday, August 5. Tickets for the event […]

Coronation celebrations!

We’re getting ready to celebrate the Coronation in style this weekend with a very special carriage photo booth, fit for any king or queen! Our talented Head of Maintenance, Mark Whitcombe and Maintenance Supervisor, Dave Murphy, have handcrafted this fabulous regal wooden carriage, which visitors can find inside the bunting-clad farm barn on the lower […]

Festive bag for life

As if you need another reason to book to see Santa in the 11th century Dudley Castle, this year his gifts will be handed out in an exclusive bag for life instead of being wrapped in paper! The non-woven reusable bag has been designed by DZC Designer, Rachel Lane, as part of our Chronicles of […]

Grotto sneak peek!

There’s not long to go until Santa arrives at DZC ready to welcome thousands of people back to his Christmas grotto this year. Our elves are currently working really hard to transform the inside of the 11th century castle into ‘The Chronicles of Dudley Castle’. If you haven’t booked yet, there’s still time! All tickets […]

DZC remembers

Large red poppies are once again cascading down Dudley Castle ahead of this year’s Remembrance Day commemorations. The poignant installation of weather-proof poppy heads, which are attached to a large cargo net, fall from the top of the 11th century castle keep to the ground’s cannons, where they will remain in place for the majority […]

Christmas grotto on sale!

We’re excited to welcome back Santa to his castle grotto this Christmas, following a two-year absence due to covid. And it may only be the start of August, but we’ve already taken our first bookings for ‘The Chronicles of Dudley Castle’. Our popular grotto in the 11th century castle opens on December 1 and runs […]

Searching for Santa!

We may be enjoying a heatwave today, but here at DZC we’re starting to prepare for Christmas – and we’re on a summer search for Santa! After a two-year absence due to covid restrictions we’re looking forward to reinstating Father Christmas in his grotto inside the 11th century castle and we’re looking to recruit the […]

Jubilee jubilations!

We’re getting ready to mark Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee a week today (June 2) and Lewis and Dave from our Maintenance team couldn’t wait to try out our regal throne selfie area! Join us next Bank Holiday Thursday in the bunting-clad castle courtyard where entertainment will include Dippy the clown, patriotic face painting, […]

Calling for royal memories!

Friday 24th June 1994 will always be a special day in DZC’s 85-year history, as it was the day when Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II visited to open the new Dudley Castle Interpretation Centre. In this milestone zoo year, as we get ready to help celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in June, we’re hoping to […]