We’re proudly flying The RAF Ensign from Dudley Castle today – as a spectacular parade and flypast celebrates the force’s centenary. The flag will remain above the 11th century castle throughout the special day which is 100 days after the RAF’s official 100th birthday. July 10 is the day of the organisation’s centrepiece event, the RAF100 … Continue reading Flying the RAF colours
Blue lights illuminated Dudley Castle overnight as we showed our support for the wonderful work of the NHS. To mark the 70th birthday of the National Health Service – one of the nation’s most loved institutions – our electricians changed all the floodlight bulbs to blue around the 11th century landmark. Dudley Zoo and Castle … Continue reading Illuminating anniversary
Dudley Castle expert Amy Hickman is hoping the English strike force produce more shots tonight than our decommissioned Russian cannons. As the nation prepares to get behind England in their World Cup round of 16 clash with Colombia in Moscow, footy fan and Education Assistant Amy recalls how the two Russian cannons at the foot … Continue reading All fired up for footy!
More than 2,000 visitors joined us for the first day of our under fives picnic parties – and it was belter. The sun shone brilliantly and we’re forecast more of the same for today when we’re expecting a further 2,000 little ones and adults on site. Yesterday the 11th century Castle Courtyard was buzzing with … Continue reading Under fives fiesta
We’re just days away from our annual under 5s picnic parties and weather experts are predicting a scorcher. With this weekend forecast to be the start of a 10-day heatwave, there will be plenty of fun in the sun at the event on Wednesday, June 27 and Thursday, June 28. Taking place in the castle … Continue reading Fun in the sun
More than 600 toddlers and families pounded the paths around Dudley Zoo and Castle to pull in pounds for children’s charity Barnardo’s. DZG monkey mascot Monty was joined by TV’s Teletubby Po and charity ambassador Rebekah Vardy, of I’m A Celebrity fame, as the Barnardo’s Big Toddle got underway yesterday. And we’re expecting hundreds more youngsters … Continue reading Terrific toddling!
Atmospheric Dudley Castle will become the dramatic backdrop when we offer film fans a double bill of classic movies this summer. Once again we’ve teamed up with Flatpack and, for the third year running, the courtyard of the 11th century Castle will be transformed into an open-air cinema. But this year is doubly special, as … Continue reading Double bill of cult classics
A Kidderminster Brownie pack had a wild time when they bunked down with the beasts at Dudley Zoo. Members of 1st Franche Brownies spent the night in our 11th century Castle undercroft and learned lots about the castle and our animals from Education Assistant Amy Hickman. The next day the girls were up bright and … Continue reading Brownies bunk with beasts
More than 3,500 visitors joined us at Dudley Zoo for another fun-packed patriotic festival to celebrate St George. Last Sunday was the third year DZG has hosted the Dudley borough extravaganza which has once again been hailed a roaring success. Mayor of Dudley, Councillor Dave Tyler, joined in the celebrations in the 11th century Castle courtyard … Continue reading By George, what fun!
It’s the anniversary of the death of Dudley Castle’s most seen ghost, the Grey Lady – so keep an ear out for spooky sounds! Our Castle expert Amy Hickman says historically April 26 is the day people claim to have heard footsteps and a drum beat coming from the steps near DZG’s snowy owl enclosure. … Continue reading Spooky anniversary