The borough’s St George’s Day celebrations promise something for everyone as the festival returns to Dudley Castle for another year. DZG is delighted to be the setting for the action-packed patriotic extravaganza for the third year running. The festivities take place on Sunday April 22 in the 11th century castle courtyard between 3pm and 7pm … Continue reading Celebrating St George!
Tune in to see ghostly goings-on at Dudley Castle as TV’s Most Haunted team reveal their findings on telly tonight. Presenter Yvette Fielding and the crew filmed in and around our 11th Century Castle last October and claim to have encountered a violent poltergeist. The programme, which airs tonight on Really at 8pm, also reports … Continue reading Spooky sightings
We had a weekend of firsts as we kicked off our 2018 Outreach programme by taking our new DZG monkey mascot on his first trip out! Our Outreach team were at Walsall FC on Saturday with a few of our smaller critters, biofacts and face painters prior to the match against MK Dons, where our … Continue reading 2018 Outreach gets underway!
Calling all mums and dads, if you fancy organising a birthday party with a difference for your little monkey this year, then look no further than DZG. Your party animals are guaranteed a really wild time for two fun-filled hours which includes animal encounters, games and food and with two packages available – a Zoo … Continue reading Birthday party promotions!
It’s the last few hours of 2017 and DZG’s 80th anniversary year. A huge Thank You to everyone who has supported us throughout the last 12 months and helped us celebrate the zoo’s past, present and future. Zoo Director Derek Grove, said: “DZG has seen so many changes over the last eight decades and we … Continue reading 80th year draws to a close
Look who’s arrived at DZG for the next three weeks! Our Winter Wonderland grotto is being officially opened this morning by The Bill star, Graham Cole, who’s playing Fleshcreep in this year’s DZG sponsored Wolverhampton Grand Theatre panto, Jack and the Beanstalk, before Father Christmas takes up residence in the transformed 11th century Dudley Castle, where … Continue reading Santa’s here!
DZG visitors got up close to a number of native feathered friends during bird ringing demonstrations. Brewood Ringers spent a day on site during half term, led by our Customer Services Team Member and trainee bird ringer, Emma Dingley, as they showed members of the public how they catch some of the zoo site’s small … Continue reading Successful bird ringing
We had a spook-tacular time during our family Hocus Pocus Halloween events. More than 450 visitors joined us after hours as we held the three themed evenings, which featured a trick and treat hunt around the zoo site, with visits to the haunted cottage and 11th century castle. And there were some fangtastic costumes on … Continue reading Fangtastic Hocus Pocus events
We’re celebrating the 40th birthday of one of DZG’s most iconic animals, our Bornean orangutan, Benji and we’re throwing a big birthday bash in his honour! Join us this weekend, ahead of his birthday on Monday (Nov 6) as we hold a two-day fundraiser in aid of our £800,000 orangutan enclosure appeal. Visitors can take … Continue reading Benji’s big birthday bash!
Congratulations to Senior Keeper, Sarah Evans, who’s our latest employee of the month! Sarah, who works with our big cats and ungulates, received this month’s accolade alongside gift vouchers after being nominated by colleagues for her continued hard work and dedication, especially with fundraising for world animal days. Over the last few months alone, Sarah … Continue reading Sarah’s success!