Dudley Castle

Conserving Dudley Castle

The addition of the upstanding remains of Dudley Castle to the Heritage at Risk register will open up new funding opportunities to secure the historic site for future generations, council and zoo bosses said today. The castle, a Scheduled Monument and Grade I listed structure, has been added to the register. It identifies sites most Continue reading Conserving Dudley Castle

Mother's Day treat

Downton Abbey + Dudley Castle + a FREE glass of bubbly = The perfect Mother’s Day treat! As part of our forthcoming open-air cinema nights in the 11th century castle courtyard this spring, we’re throwing in a complimentary glass of bubbles for anyone who purchases tickets for Downton Abbey before Mothering Sunday – 22 March. Continue reading Mother’s Day treat

Santa's here!

Our Winter Wonderland grotto is officially open after panto stars, Su Pollard and Jeffrey Holland, launched our Christmas festivities. The Hi-de-Hi celebs, who are starring in this year’s DZG sponsored panto at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre, took time out of the Dick Whittington rehearsals to visit the zoo and meet Santa and his reindeer. DZG Marketing Continue reading Santa’s here!

Classic car summer showcase

Classic car fans are revving up for this Sunday’s summer showcase in the castle courtyard. West Midlands Classic Car Club will be filling the 11th century castle grounds with more than 80 vintage vehicles including an iconic Jaguar E-type, 1961 Daimler Dart, Triumph TR6 and a very rare mini. Organiser Maurice Cole, from Dudley, said: Continue reading Classic car summer showcase

First Santa booking of the year!

It may only be July 15th, but we’ve taken our first booking for Santa’s grotto! Our popular Santa’s Winter Wonderland Grotto in the 11th century Dudley Castle opens on November 30 and runs until Christmas Eve and a Birmingham Primary School has already reserved its slot! DZG Marketing Manager, Andrea Hales, said: “We’ve only just started Continue reading First Santa booking of the year!

Summer search for Santa

We’ve launched a summer search for Santa as we begin our Christmas preparations. We’re looking to recruit the star of our Winter Wonderland grotto, which attracts thousands of excited young visitors to the 11th century castle in the heart of the zoological gardens. Marketing Manager, Andrea Hales, said: “We’re already half way through the year Continue reading Summer search for Santa

Wellies and waterproofs for Toddle

Hundreds of under fives donned their wellies and waterproofs as they joined Barnardo’s Big Toddle at DZG. Undeterred by the rain families splashed in puddles as they completed a short walk around the zoo site in support of disadvantaged and vulnerable children throughout the UK Marketing Manager Andrea Hales said: “We’ve hosted this popular event Continue reading Wellies and waterproofs for Toddle