Roarsome gift for dino-mite dads!

If you’ve got a dino-mite dad, why not treat him to a roarsome gift for this forthcoming Father’s Day and book tickets to watch Jurassic Park in the grounds of Dudley Castle! We’re screening Spielberg’s blockbuster on Friday, August 6 as part of our summer season of open-air cinema nights, with The Greatest Showman showing Continue reading Roarsome gift for dino-mite dads!

Best foot forward!

We’re wishing Senior Keeper Rachel Leek the best of luck, as she’s set to trek 80 miles along Hadrian’s Wall next week to raise money for spider monkeys in the wild! The Lower Primates keeper will be tackling the mammoth challenge alongside husband Adam as she fundraises for Wildtracks, a charity in Belize, which works Continue reading Best foot forward!

Thank You DZC staff

As well as saying Thank You to our supporters this Love Your Zoo Week, we also want to say THANK YOU to our staff. Like most businesses, this past year has been full of uncertainties for our employees, but we’re extremely grateful to our zoo keepers and skeleton staff who continued to work throughout the Continue reading Thank You DZC staff

Justgiving thanks

The past 12 months has been one of the hardest in DZC’s 84-year history. Having to endure three lockdowns, with zero income combined with continued animal care costs meant we were reaching crisis point. But we’ve been overwhelmed by the support we’ve received from visitors. You will never know how grateful we are for your Continue reading Justgiving thanks

Today, we invite you to join Chris Leeson for another Conservation Matters mini lesson about otters as we mark World Otter Day!  

Supporting English Tourism Week

It’s English Tourism Week and we’re encouraging people to get out and about to support their local tourist attractions. We welcomed the Dudley borough’s regeneration chief, Councillor Simon Phipps to DZC  to help highlight the 80 per cent contribution the vast sector makes to the UK economy. Since May 17, most attractions, including us, were Continue reading Supporting English Tourism Week

Easing of restrictions

We’re looking forward to reopening our indoor animal exhibits from tomorrow (May 17) and some of our indoor residents are already on the lookout for visitors! As part of the government’s next easing of covid restrictions, visitors will be able to access the Reptile House, Castle Creatures, Small Primate Houses, Farm Barn and Lorikeet Lookout Continue reading Easing of restrictions

A proper farewell!

It was wonderful to welcome back former DZC Registrar and Research Co-ordinator, Dr David Beeston for a proper farewell, 12 months after retiring mid pandemic! Dave retired last year following his four-decade vocation here at DZC, but due to covid regulations and furlough we were unable to say goodbye in person. Following the recent ease Continue reading A proper farewell!