New pocket guide

New for 2024, we’ve got a new guide book to compliment your visit to DZC, which has hit the shelves just in time for half term visitors! The handy pocket guide, which is priced £4 from the Safari Shop or online on our website, is an ideal souvenir of your zoo day out, packed full […]

Comp winning stationery arrives!

Our new stationery range, featuring our photography competition winner’s image of Bornean orangutan, Jim, has hit the shelves in the Safari Shop and is flying out already! Winner Timothy Lee’s fabulous picture of little Jim, who recently turned one, is now available to purchase in the on-site gift shop and via the website on a […]

Congrats Katie!

We’re sending congratulations to Customer Services Team Member, Katie Ellis, who has been named our Employee of the Month! Katie received multiple nominations from the zoo’s management team after receiving fantastic feedback following her first solo-led Little Zoo Keeper experience. Retail Manager, Isobel Blackwell, said: “Katie has only recently started leading our Little Zoo Keeper […]

Abby’s Employee of the Month!

Customer Services Team Member, Abby Staniland, received some amazing news when she was named our Employee of the Month! Abby was put forward by Retail Manager, Isobel Blackwell and Zoo Manager, Matt Lewis, after we received wonderful feedback about her from the parents of recent Little Zoo Keeper experience participants. Isobel said: “It’s always lovely […]

Snap away this Easter!

If you’re visiting us over the Easter holidays, don’t forget to bring your camera and get snapping to enter our photography competition, as the deadline is at the end of the month. We’re looking for a fabulous photograph in PORTRAIT ORIENTATION (which is the way this photo of our rhinoceros iguana is!) to put on a […]

Photography competition!

Following the success of last year’s DZC photography calendar competition, we’re now on the hunt for a fabulous animal image to put on a variety of stationery items for the Safari Shop! We’re asking zoo visitors to submit up to two portrait oriented animal photos from their visit over the last 12 months and our […]

Festive bag for life

As if you need another reason to book to see Santa in the 11th century Dudley Castle, this year his gifts will be handed out in an exclusive bag for life instead of being wrapped in paper! The non-woven reusable bag has been designed by DZC Designer, Rachel Lane, as part of our Chronicles of […]

Gemma’s great work!

DZC Customer Services Team Member, Gemma Bramhall’s great work has been applauded by zoo bosses, who have named her our Employee of the Month! Gemma was nominated for the monthly accolade by Retail Manager, Isobel Blackwell, after the zoo received some really lovely feedback from two separate visitors following a recent Little Zoo Keeper experience, […]

Really well done, Romany!

Really well done, Romany Parker, one of our newest Customer Services Team Members, who’s been voted our Employee of the Month! Romany was nominated by multiple staff members for going above and beyond during our recent Under Five Days and being a great asset to the DZC team. DZC Marketing Manager, Andrea Hales said: “Romany […]