Happy New Year from everyone at DUDLEY ZOO AND CASTLE. 2020 heralds a new era for the zoo as we officially rebrand and return to the name we last used almost two decades ago. Zoo Director Derek Grove said: “This year marks the 950th anniversary of the building of a motte and bailey castle in … Continue reading New year, new name
We’ve got you covered for last minute Christmas gifts – as we’re turning Dudley Castle into an open-air cinema again next spring, as we screen three popular blockbusters. We’ve teamed with QUAD to present The Greatest Showman on Friday 22nd May, Rocketman on Saturday 23rd May and Downton Abbey on Sunday 24th May in the … Continue reading Cinema nights are back!
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 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
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!
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
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
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
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!
Dudley Castle expert Amy Hickman uses her smart phone to keep tabs on the state of the 11th century monument at the heart of the zoo. Each Tuesday the knowledgeable education assistant accesses areas of the iconic castle closed off to the public but she also scrutinises the stonework using the camera on her mobile. … Continue reading Mobile monitoring