Dudley Castle

Four fabulous film nights

Due to popular demand Dudley Castle will once again be turned into an open-air cinema for FOUR events this year – and tickets are now on sale and already selling fast! Come and have the time of your lives watching Dirty Dancing and Bohemian Rhapsody as we team up with QUAD to transform the courtyard Continue reading Four fabulous film nights

Flying the flag for St George!

The flags are flying at Dudley Zoological Gardens in readiness for this year’s borough St George’s Day celebrations.  For the fourth consecutive year, the annual festival, run in conjunction with Dudley Council, is returning to the zoo and we’re inviting residents to join us on Sunday, April 28, between 3pm – 7pm for the bargain Continue reading Flying the flag for St George!

Princely proposal

The top of Dudley Castle was the majestic setting when Colin Richards dressed as a prince to propose to his Canadian girlfriend. And the 35-year-old, originally from Halesowen before moving to Canada seven years ago, felt on top of the world after his sweetheart Gina Chorna said yes. The princely proposal took place at the Continue reading Princely proposal

All aboard for 2019!

Everyone at Dudley Zoo is on board in wishing our visitors and supporters a very Happy New Year. Zoo Director Derek Grove said he was looking forward to announcing DZG’s plans for 2019, which involve enhancing facilities for youngsters and adding to our animal collection, to further boost the experience for visitors. He said: “All Continue reading All aboard for 2019!

Still time to see Santa

Santa has already greeted hundreds of visitors to his glittering grotto at Dudley Zoo but it’s not too late to whisper your wish-list in his ear. The grotto, opened by Sooty who is starring in Wolverhampton’s Grand Theatre’s panto Sleeping Beauty, runs until Christmas Eve so there’s still time to book a place. And the Continue reading Still time to see Santa

When Sooty met Santa

DZG’s glittering Winter Wonderland grotto has been officially opened by panto stars, Sooty and his right-hand man Richard Cadell. The Wolverhampton Grand Theatre’s panto stars cut the ribbon to the magical grotto inside the 11th century Dudley Castle just before we welcomed almost 300 children from the Midlands-based children’s charity, Mad Hatters, for their annual Christmas party. Continue reading When Sooty met Santa

Jet ready for grotto take off!

Reindeer Jet is all fired up for her festive role of greeting young visitors to our magical Winter Wonderland grotto. It’s exactly a month until Christmas Day and Jet is one of our reindeer herd who has been learning the ropes so keepers can walk her up to the grotto to meet our special visitors Continue reading Jet ready for grotto take off!

Dudley’s light of peace

A beacon of remembrance has been lit at the top of Dudley Castle to mark 100 years since the end of the First World War. Mayor of Dudley, Councillor Alan Taylor, ignited the flame at the landmark location at a special ceremony at 7pm last night as part of a nationwide day of commemorative events. Continue reading Dudley’s light of peace

Attracting new ideas

Marketing staff from various UK attractions congregated at Dudley Zoo for a seminar to share ideas and improve visitor experiences. The British Association of Leisure Parks, Piers and Attractions (BALPPA) meeting was hosted by DZG in the Queen Mary Restaurant earlier this week. Marketing staff from attractions including Paignton Zoo, Colchester Zoo, Dreamland in Margate, Continue reading Attracting new ideas