Look who’s arrived at DZG for the next three weeks! Our Winter Wonderland grotto is being officially opened this morning by The Bill star, Graham Cole, who’s playing Fleshcreep in this year’s DZG sponsored Wolverhampton Grand Theatre panto, Jack and the Beanstalk, before Father Christmas takes up residence in the transformed 11th century Dudley Castle, where … Continue reading Santa’s here!
The elves are carrying out final checks in Santa’s Winter Wonderland grotto ready for tomorrow and we’re delighted it’s being officially opened by the baddie of this year’s DZG sponsored Wolverhampton Grand Theatre’s pantomime! The Bill star, Graham Cole, who played PC Tony Stamp in the long-running show for 25 years and is starring as henchman … Continue reading Panto baddie to open grotto!
We had a spook-tacular time during our family Hocus Pocus Halloween events. More than 450 visitors joined us after hours as we held the three themed evenings, which featured a trick and treat hunt around the zoo site, with visits to the haunted cottage and 11th century castle. And there were some fangtastic costumes on … Continue reading Fangtastic Hocus Pocus events
Have you spotted our special bat who can’t fly? Narna, an Egyptian fruit bat, can be found in our Castle Creatures exhibit, but we’ve never seen her fly and we’ve no idea why she won’t! Trainee Keeper, Cara Sheldon, said: “Narna’s approximately three years old and she just hasn’t flown since we had her. “When … Continue reading Narna, our special bat!
It’s the last opportunity for visitors to learn more about Dudley Castle this Friday as we host the final tour and talk of the year. Discover all about food and cookery during the Medieval and Tudor times during the evening event. Zoo Manager, Matt Lewis, said: “The after hour tours have proved to be very … Continue reading Last chance for castle tour
DZG staff celebrated the end of our busy summer season with a friendly football match and party in the castle courtyard. A team of zoo keepers took on the shop staff in the after hours game, and were cheered on by the rest of the staff on the sidelines. And the customer services team reigned … Continue reading Friendly football rivalries
The Royal Air Force Ensign is flying proudly from Dudley Castle as we join the nation in marking the Battle of Britain today. The flag has been flying at the heart of the zoological gardens for the past few days and will remain above the 11th century castle until Monday, which will also coincide with … Continue reading Battle of Britain remembrance
A HUGE thank you to our Bank Holiday visitors who made our first ever Raptor Day a flyaway success and helped us raise a whopping £869.95! Thousands of people visited the 11th century castle courtyard to see our birds of prey, which included harris hawks, a red-footed falcon, common buzzard and a Northern White-faced Owl, … Continue reading Raptor Day a flyaway success!
Hundreds of film fans will be joining us tonight for a one-off screening of cult horror-comedy ‘An American Werewolf in London’. Working alongside Flatpack, we’ve transformed the 11th century castle courtyard into an open-air cinema ready for this evening’s viewing and we’re expecting over 1,200 people to join us! Doors open at 8pm, with the … Continue reading Werewolf screening’s tonight!
There’ll be plenty of clowning around during the summer holidays as we welcome Flip and Dippy every weekend. The children’s entertainers will be hosting their Summer Show every Saturday and Sunday in the castle courtyard or in the Go Wild! Theatre if it rains. Marketing Manager, Andrea Hales, said: “Flip and Dippy are always popular … Continue reading Clowning around!