An eggsplosion of colour this Easter!

We have a cracking variety of activities lined up for the Easter holidays as we celebrate an ‘Eggsplosion of Colour’. Join us from Saturday, March 23 until Sunday, April 7, when visitors can find out how animals use colour to their advantage through our daily informative talks programme. Hunt out vibrant eggs in a trail […]

DZC Spotter Otter Trail!

Bringing local community art groups together in a collaborative wildlife art project, we proudly present the DZC Spotter Otter trail! Over the past few months, eight Asian short-clawed otter sculptures have been colourfully decorated by talented local artists who have been inspired by a variety of themes including the zoo, the natural world, the Black […]

Santa’s grotto tickets on sale!

Our Christmas Santa’s grotto tickets are on sale and we’ve already taken our first few bookings! And this year we’re opening our ‘The Chronicles of Dudley Castle’ on Saturday, November 25, with it then running from December 1 until Christmas Eve. Tickets for the festive package, which includes a visit to see Father Christmas inside […]

What a dream night!

We had a dream night as we opened up DZC especially for chronically ill and disabled youngsters. We were delighted to welcome 900 people on site last Friday evening, which included specially invited children in the care of local hospices, hospitals and charities, alongside their families, who all came as our VIP guests for the […]

Cinema nights return!

Dudley Castle is set to be transformed into an open-air cinema again this summer for some al fresco horror! We’ve teamed up with Flatpack Festival for another Beware the Moon showing of two iconic classics, as we screen JAWS on Friday, August 4 and THE WICKER MAN on Saturday, August 5. Tickets for the event […]

Zoonique day out!

This half term, come and discover what makes DZC a ‘Zoonique’ day out, as we celebrate Love Your Zoo Week! We’re joining the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA) annual campaign throughout the school holidays (May 27 – June 4), which aims to highlight the fantastic conservation, education and research zoos carry […]

Bring your bear!

Under-fives are invited to bring their favourite cuddly toy to a teddy bears’ picnic party next month! Taking place over two days – Wednesday, June 28 and Thursday, June 29 – the events in the castle courtyard are designed especially for our younger visitors and will include children’s entertainment, minibeast encounters, crafts and face painting. […]

Cracking Easter planned!

It’s the first day of our Easter holiday event and we’ve got some cracking activities lined up over the next two weeks. If you’re planning on visiting us over the next fortnight, we’ll be encouraging you to become a Jungle Eggsplorer, by hunting out giant eggs around the 40-acre site, while discovering some of our […]

Set those alarm clocks!

Set your alarm clocks and come and help us wake up some of the world’s rarest animals! We’re bringing back our popular Wake up the Zoo experience, featuring an early morning guided tour, which gives guests the chance to go behind the scenes and seeing what goes on during the daily morning routines! Taking place […]