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, … Continue reading Jubilee jubilations!
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 … Continue reading Calling for royal memories!
We’re set to help pay tribute to the heroes of war with a cascade of poppies down Dudley Castle. The poignant memorial is being led by local community group Dudley Remembers, who are inviting people to sponsor an all-weather poppy in support of the 100th anniversary of the Royal British Legion. We’ll be installing a … Continue reading Paying tribute
If you’ve got a dino-mite dad, why not treat him to a roarsome gift for this forthcoming Father’s Day and book tickets to watch Jurassic Park in the grounds of Dudley Castle! We’re screening Spielberg’s blockbuster on Friday, August 6 as part of our summer season of open-air cinema nights, with The Greatest Showman showing … Continue reading Roarsome gift for dino-mite dads!
We’re really excited to be bringing back our outdoor cinema nights in the grounds of Dudley Castle this summer. We’ve once again teamed up with QUAD to screen a trio of great films over three nights this August, kicking off with The Greatest Showman (PG) on Thursday, August 5, followed by Jurassic Park (PG) the … Continue reading Castle cinema nights are back!
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
Calling all arts and crafts fans – we’ve extended the deadline for our Virtual Castle 950th Anniversary Exhibition to include the summer holidays – so there’s plenty of time left to submit your Dudley Castle artwork for the chance to win a family ticket to visit us! As part of our celebrations, we’re asking … Continue reading Castle exhibition deadline extended
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
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!