It’s just two weeks until Dudley Castle is transformed into an open air cinema showing the cult zombie movie Night of the Living Dead. The 11th century castle will become the dramatic backdrop as the horror film – celebrating its 50th anniversary this year – is shown on Friday, August 3. For the third year … Continue reading Zombie alert!
A Daimler Dart which competed in the famous Monte Carlo Rally is one of 90 classic cars rolling into Dudley Castle courtyard on Sunday. Now in its 30th year, the West Midlands Classic Car Club’s annual show takes place on Sunday July 22 from 10am until 4pm. Organiser Maurice Cole, of Dudley, is bringing along … Continue reading Darting into Dudley
More than 2,000 visitors joined us for the first day of our under fives picnic parties – and it was belter. The sun shone brilliantly and we’re forecast more of the same for today when we’re expecting a further 2,000 little ones and adults on site. Yesterday the 11th century Castle Courtyard was buzzing with … Continue reading Under fives fiesta
We’re just days away from our annual under 5s picnic parties and weather experts are predicting a scorcher. With this weekend forecast to be the start of a 10-day heatwave, there will be plenty of fun in the sun at the event on Wednesday, June 27 and Thursday, June 28. Taking place in the castle … Continue reading Fun in the sun
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