Dudley Castle provided the inspiration for a Coseley author who has just published his latest novel. Robert Aston has released the final part of his trilogy of medieval themed adventures, which is entitled ‘Jack O’War’and tells the tale of main character, Jack, who becomes an archer at the castle. The book follows on from ‘Jack … Continue reading Castle inspires novel
More than 250 karate students took over the historic grounds of Dudley Castle for a lively display of martial arts. GKR Karate (Wolverhampton and Dudley), held a special two-hour training session in the courtyard of the 11th century castle last Sunday, with participants ranging in age from five to 75 years-old. Regional Manager, Andrew Hawley, … Continue reading Karate kicks in the castle
Thanks to the thousands of under fives who joined our 80th birthday celebrations this week. We threw two big birthday parties on Wednesday and Thursday to mark our anniversary, complete with puppet shows, animal encounters, crafts, face painting and tombola. Marketing Manager, Andrea Hales, said: “We had two great days celebrating our 80th year with … Continue reading What great parties!
For one night only, film fans are invited to join us in the 11th century Dudley Castle courtyard, as we once again transform into an open-air cinema. As the animals tuck in for the night and the sun drops behind the castle’s medieval walls, we’ll be hosting the cult horror-comedy ‘An American Werewolf in London’ on … Continue reading Film night returns!
We’re continuing our 80th anniversary celebrations with a huge birthday party for under fives. Taking place in the castle courtyard on Wednesday, June 28 and Thursday, June 29, the event will include puppet shows, animal encounters, face painting, balloon modelling and a bouncy castle. DZG Marketing Manager, Andrea Hales, said: “We’re looking forward to celebrating … Continue reading Under fives party fun
There are less than six months to go until we open our Christmas grotto and we’re wondering if you can fill Santa’s shoes? We’re launching a summer search for Santa to join our hugely popular festive grotto in the 11th century Dudley Castle, which last year saw record-breaking attendance. DZG Marketing Manager, Andrea Hales, said: “We’re … Continue reading Can you fill Santa’s shoes?
We’ve released further dates for our tours and talks of Dudley Castle as we raise funds to fund the ongoing upkeep of the 11th century scheduled ancient monument. We’re offering people the chance to visit and learn all about the castle’s vast history, without having to visit the zoo, for the special price of just £4 … Continue reading Castle tours continue
Be bold and help us raise money for Barnardo’s in this year’s Big Toddle. There’s still time to sign up to the short sponsored toddler walk around the zoo site in aid of the UK’s vulnerable and disadvantaged children. Under-fives are invited to dress in bright, colourful clothing for the event on Tuesday 13th and … Continue reading Be bold for Barnardo’s
Thousands of visitors celebrated St George’s Day at DZG as we hosted the borough’s official celebrations. Joining forces with Dudley Council we held the patriotic extravaganza in the courtyard of 11th century Dudley Castle, complete with dragons, medieval re-enactors, Dippy the clown, stilt walkers, crafts, face painting, ghost walks and animal meet, greets and feeds. … Continue reading Thousands celebrate St George
England’s national flag is flying atop Dudley Castle as DZG celebrates St George’s Day. Our maintenance team have hoisted the red and white flag in preparation for today’s patriotic event, when thousands of visitors will be joining us onsite from 3pm until 7pm to celebrate our patron saint, having snapped up bargain £2.50 entry tickets. … Continue reading St George’s flag’s flying!