Events

Drivers’ donation

Members of West Midlands Classic Car Club have clubbed together to make a generous donation to DZG. The £300 cheque was presented to our receptionist Claire Phillpotts to thank us for hosting the club’s 30th annual show this summer. And the group is already gearing up for next year’s event. The donation was delivered by Continue reading Drivers’ donation

Dudley’s light of peace

A beacon of remembrance has been lit at the top of Dudley Castle to mark 100 years since the end of the First World War. Mayor of Dudley, Councillor Alan Taylor, ignited the flame at the landmark location at a special ceremony at 7pm last night as part of a nationwide day of commemorative events. Continue reading Dudley’s light of peace

Attracting new ideas

Marketing staff from various UK attractions congregated at Dudley Zoo for a seminar to share ideas and improve visitor experiences. The British Association of Leisure Parks, Piers and Attractions (BALPPA) meeting was hosted by DZG in the Queen Mary Restaurant earlier this week. Marketing staff from attractions including Paignton Zoo, Colchester Zoo, Dreamland in Margate, Continue reading Attracting new ideas

Madeleine joins the team

Dudley Zoo has welcomed a new Outreach Co-ordinator who will take small creatures on their travels to a variety of events. Madeleine Avila-Thomas, pictured with Drake the Brazilian rainbow snake, will head up the outreach squad which takes along creepy crawlies, reptiles and furry creatures to schools, events and attractions. The 21-year-old animal lover, who Continue reading Madeleine joins the team

Halloween high jinks

Our meerkat mob have been entering into the spirit of Halloween today and enjoying a spot of pumpkin playtime. Senior Keeper Sarah Evans added the hollowed-out fruit, carved with a castle design, to the meerkat enclosure and they soon got stuck in. She said: “The meerkats loved exploring the pumpkin and having a nibble on Continue reading Halloween high jinks

Freakishly fun posters

Young visitors to the Oak Kitchen are in for some freakish fun as they can design their own pumpkin poster this Halloween. Children using the café at DZG’s Queen Mary Restaurant are invited to colour in their own pumpkin pattern and the most fang-tastic ones will go up on the noticeboard. Catering Manager Lisa Ward Continue reading Freakishly fun posters

Panto role for Blackadder

Blackadder, our bearded dragon, took centre stage at the star-studded launch of Wolverhampton Grand Theatre’s panto. The limelight-loving reptile got a front row seat at the official cast photo shoot as Dudley Zoo is the local partner of the 2018/19 panto Sleeping Beauty, which opens on December 8. Blackadder and our new Outreach Co-ordinator Madeleine Continue reading Panto role for Blackadder

Boo from the Zoo!

Head on down to Dudley Zoo this half term for some spook-tacular fun, including a ghost trail around the 11th century castle grounds. Our Colombian black spider monkeys certainly enjoyed tucking in to some tasty pumpkins and, with a ghost trail, creepy crafts, extra animal talks and two ghost and history walks each day, there’s Continue reading Boo from the Zoo!