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!
DZG has got Father’s Day all wrapped up as we’re giving dads a day out on us! Dads can receive free admission into the 40-acre zoo on Sunday June 17, with every full-paying adult or child, to spend the special day getting close to some of our rare and wonderful animals. DZG Marketing Assistant Louise … Continue reading Dads go free to DZG!
It was a Dream Night for hundreds of children as DZG hosted its first exclusive evening for chronically ill and disabled youngsters. More than 800 youngsters in the care of hospices, hospitals and charities came to the zoo with their families for the very special after hours event called Dream Night. Staff from the zoo … Continue reading Dream Night
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
Who better to unveil Dudley Zoo’s new bostin’ beach than the Queen of the Black Country, comedienne Doreen Tipton? We’re delighted the much-loved Black Country star will officially declare Ow Bin Ya Sands open this afternoon – just in time for our May half term visitors to use. DZG is also proud to be the … Continue reading Greetings from Ow Bin Ya Sands!
Visitors to the British Mini Day at Himley Hall had plenty of Dudley Zoo’s minis to marvel at – our mini beasts. Our outreach team took a whole host of creepy crawlies to the annual motoring event, allowing visitors to get up close and personal with Madagascan hissing cockroaches and African giant land snails. They … Continue reading Mini beasts
Life will soon be a beach for visitors to Dudley Zoo as we prepare to bring the fun of the seaside to our landlocked location. ‘Ow Bin Ya Sands’ is set to open in time for the May half term holiday next week, complete with heaps of buckets and spades, two giant deckchairs, three seaside … Continue reading Life’s a beach at DZG
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
Dudley Zoo has enjoyed its busiest Bank Holiday weekend for decades, with more than 12,000 visitors over the three days. The glorious sunshine drew bumper crowds to our 40-acre site, including more than 200 zoo supporters who donned fancy dress to take part in our annual fundraising Walk on the Wild Side on Saturday. Across … Continue reading Bumper Bank Holiday
Two lucky couples were all smiles after winning the terrific prize of tickling our tapirs during DZG’s World Tapir Day event. The chance to get cuddles with our Brazilan tapir family Chico, Meena and Luna was up for grabs in a raffle during our two-day tapir themed celebrations last weekend. On Saturday Lauren Crowe and … Continue reading All smiles