Celebrating 85 years

Come and join us in a month’s time – on Saturday, May 7 – when we’ll be marking our 85th anniversary with a special birthday party in the castle courtyard.

Visitors are encouraged to come in fancy dress, either 1930’s or animal themed, with all participants entered into a draw to win an animal adoption.

There’ll be children’s entertainers, face painting, games and competitions, costumed characters, a meet and greet of small critters, an exhibition of archive photographs and memorabilia, plus keepers will be giving the animals birthday enrichment treats throughout the day too!

Plus, it’s also our open-air cinema events that weekend too, with Pretty Woman showing in the castle courtyard on Friday, May 6 and Pulp Fiction on Saturday, May 7. Both evenings cost £12.50 per person and tickets are on sale now. CLICK HERE for more information!

We take a trip down memory lane ahead of our 85th anniversary with a few photos from our archive….