Events

Enjoy a free, fun-filled Mother's Day!

This Mother’s Day we’re offering mums a free day out at DZC, so why not bring your troop for some fun and fresh air this Sunday. We’ve had a busy 12 months with births across our 40-acre site and our wonderful mums are doing a tremendous job of raising their offspring, from the tallest giraffe Continue reading Enjoy a free, fun-filled Mother’s Day!

Mother's Day treat

Downton Abbey + Dudley Castle + a FREE glass of bubbly = The perfect Mother’s Day treat! As part of our forthcoming open-air cinema nights in the 11th century castle courtyard this spring, we’re throwing in a complimentary glass of bubbles for anyone who purchases tickets for Downton Abbey before Mothering Sunday – 22 March. Continue reading Mother’s Day treat

Santa's here!

Our Winter Wonderland grotto is officially open after panto stars, Su Pollard and Jeffrey Holland, launched our Christmas festivities. The Hi-de-Hi celebs, who are starring in this year’s DZG sponsored panto at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre, took time out of the Dick Whittington rehearsals to visit the zoo and meet Santa and his reindeer. DZG Marketing Continue reading Santa’s here!

Classic car summer showcase

Classic car fans are revving up for this Sunday’s summer showcase in the castle courtyard. West Midlands Classic Car Club will be filling the 11th century castle grounds with more than 80 vintage vehicles including an iconic Jaguar E-type, 1961 Daimler Dart, Triumph TR6 and a very rare mini. Organiser Maurice Cole, from Dudley, said: Continue reading Classic car summer showcase

First Santa booking of the year!

It may only be July 15th, but we’ve taken our first booking for Santa’s grotto! Our popular Santa’s Winter Wonderland Grotto in the 11th century Dudley Castle opens on November 30 and runs until Christmas Eve and a Birmingham Primary School has already reserved its slot! DZG Marketing Manager, Andrea Hales, said: “We’ve only just started Continue reading First Santa booking of the year!

Summer search for Santa

We’ve launched a summer search for Santa as we begin our Christmas preparations. We’re looking to recruit the star of our Winter Wonderland grotto, which attracts thousands of excited young visitors to the 11th century castle in the heart of the zoological gardens. Marketing Manager, Andrea Hales, said: “We’re already half way through the year Continue reading Summer search for Santa

Exceptional event efforts!

DZG Marketing Assistant Louise Curtis has been named our latest Employee of the Month for her exceptional event efforts! Louise won special praise for her recent involvement in our open-air cinema nights and the Barnardo’s Big Toddle. Marketing Manager Andrea Hales said: “Louise is brilliant at helping co-ordinate and deliver our busy events programme throughout Continue reading Exceptional event efforts!

What a Dream Night!

We had a wonderful time welcoming families to DZG during our special Dream Night held especially for chronically ill and disabled youngsters. We extended a VIP invitation to local children in the care of hospices, hospitals and charities and their families and more than 350 people dodged the rain showers to join us on site for Continue reading What a Dream Night!