Events

Join us for our 80th!

There’s less than one month to go until we turn 80 and Take a Walk on the Wild Side for our critically endangered Bornean orangutans. We’ll be turning back the clock on Saturday, May 6 – our actual opening date – and encouraging visitors to join our 5km sponsored walk around the zoo’s 40-acre site to raise Continue reading Join us for our 80th!

Celebrating tourism

As one of the country’s busiest zoos we’re proud to support English Tourism Week. The weeklong national event, which runs from March 25 – April 2, celebrates the vibrancy and diversity of England’s visitor attractions and with hundreds of the world’s rarest animals, an 11th century castle at the heart and a collection of listed Continue reading Celebrating tourism

Celebrate St George with DZG

There’s still time to book your bargain tickets for the Dudley borough’s St George’s Day celebrations at DZG. The annual festival, run in conjunction with Dudley Council,  is returning to the zoo for the second year running and we’re offering £2.50 tickets for residents to join us on site from 3pm until 7pm on St Continue reading Celebrate St George with DZG

Celebrating mums

We’ve had a timely birth just ahead of Mother’s Day as ring-tailed lemur, Phoebe, delivered her 12th baby! The busy 15 year-old mum gave birth to her latest offspring in Lemur Wood on Wednesday night and was out and about in the one-acre walkthrough exhibit the next morning with her newborn. Curator Richard Brown, said: Continue reading Celebrating mums

Full of beans for panto!

As sponsors of Wolverhampton Grand Theatre’s Christmas pantomime, we’re full of beans as the first casting is revealed. We’ve joined forces with the theatre once again to support the festive family show, which this year is Jack and the Beanstalk. Appearing this Christmas will be singer Gareth Gates in the lead role and back by Continue reading Full of beans for panto!

Castle tours and talks

Discover all about the colourful history of Dudley Castle as we launch exclusive after hour talks and tours. Due to popular demand we’re hosting a variety of family friendly themed evenings, which will feature a tour of the 11th century castle in the heart of the zoological gardens and talk by former Castle Keeper, Adrian Continue reading Castle tours and talks

Past and future celebrations

We’re gearing up for our 80th anniversary and inviting you to help DZG celebrate the past and fundraise for the future. On Saturday, May 6 – our actual opening day – we’re encouraging visitors to Walk on the Wild Side and join our sponsored walk in aid of our Bornean orangutan enclosure appeal, as we’re Continue reading Past and future celebrations

Patriotic celebrations

The borough’s St George’s Day celebrations promise to be a roaring success as the annual festival returns to DZG. Between 3pm and 7pm on St George’s Day – Sunday, April 23 – we’ll be hosting a patriotic extravaganza in the 11th century Dudley Castle courtyard, complete with medieval re-enactors,  dragons, children’s entertainers, crafts, story telling Continue reading Patriotic celebrations