Events

A cracking Easter!

We’re looking forward to a cracking Easter with the relaunching of Lemur Wood and baby animals aplenty! We’re gearing up to reopen the one-acre walkthrough exhibit on Saturday which has undergone a £100,000 revamp and is home to more than 20 free-roaming rare Madagascan lemurs. Marketing Manager Andrea Hales said: “We have plenty going on Continue reading A cracking Easter!

Four fabulous film nights

Due to popular demand Dudley Castle will once again be turned into an open-air cinema for FOUR events this year – and tickets are now on sale and already selling fast! Come and have the time of your lives watching Dirty Dancing and Bohemian Rhapsody as we team up with QUAD to transform the courtyard Continue reading Four fabulous film nights

Flying the flag for St George!

The flags are flying at Dudley Zoological Gardens in readiness for this year’s borough St George’s Day celebrations.  For the fourth consecutive year, the annual festival, run in conjunction with Dudley Council, is returning to the zoo and we’re inviting residents to join us on Sunday, April 28, between 3pm – 7pm for the bargain Continue reading Flying the flag for St George!

Talking native species

Native species specialists from animal attractions across the country met at Dudley Zoo to discuss their work with wildlife. A total of 12 delegates, including two officers from The British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA), attended the meeting of the Native Species Steering Group which was hosted by our very own Conservation Continue reading Talking native species

Ready for the road

DZG’s outreach team is gearing up to hit the road and we’re getting our critters ready for the journey. Outreach Co-ordinator Madeleine Avila-Thomas, pictured with Californian king snake Cortez, is working with a selection of off-show creatures in our Discovery Centre to get them used to being held and touched by members of the public when Continue reading Ready for the road

Elfie selfie!

There was just time for a quick s-elfie in our Winter Wonderland grotto today, as our elves gear up for their busiest night of the year. Elves Sarah Holt, Lauren Westwood and Charlotte Burrows are some of the top team who have been welcoming thousands of youngsters to our magical grotto set inside the 11th Continue reading Elfie selfie!

Still time to see Santa

Santa has already greeted hundreds of visitors to his glittering grotto at Dudley Zoo but it’s not too late to whisper your wish-list in his ear. The grotto, opened by Sooty who is starring in Wolverhampton’s Grand Theatre’s panto Sleeping Beauty, runs until Christmas Eve so there’s still time to book a place. And the Continue reading Still time to see Santa

P.p.popping the question!

Seventy four penguins witnessed a poolside proposal when Grant Lucas p.p.popped the question to his true love, Hayleigh Valentine. Grant, from Raunds in Northamptonshire, went down on one knee to ask Hayleigh to marry him in front of the huddle of Humboldts at Dudley Zoo – and we’re delighted to report she said yes! The 27-year-old Continue reading P.p.popping the question!

When Sooty met Santa

DZG’s glittering Winter Wonderland grotto has been officially opened by panto stars, Sooty and his right-hand man Richard Cadell. The Wolverhampton Grand Theatre’s panto stars cut the ribbon to the magical grotto inside the 11th century Dudley Castle just before we welcomed almost 300 children from the Midlands-based children’s charity, Mad Hatters, for their annual Christmas party. Continue reading When Sooty met Santa