Celebrating St George!

DZG is joining forces with Dudley Council for this year’s St George’s Day celebrations. 

The fun-filled ticketed event will kick off at 3pm on St George’s Day – Saturday April 23 –  when the 11th century castle courtyard will become a hive of activity with medieval re-enactors, children’s entertainers Flip and Dippy, face painting and crafts.


There will also be extra talks and feeds at the penguin and sea lion enclosures for families to enjoy.  History talks and ghost tours will be taking place throughout the afternoon and St George’s Day themed refreshments will be available from the Queen Mary restaurant.

Zoo Director, Derek Grove, said: “We’re delighted to be working alongside Dudley Council in celebrating St George’s Day this year.

“We’ve got lots of activities taking place in the courtyard in the shadows of the St George’s flag, which will be flying atop one of the Midlands’ best-loved landmarks – a proud tradition here at DZG.”

During the morning, people can visit Dudley Market, where they will be able to meet creatures from the zoo’s popular animal encounters feature.

Dudley Library and Dudley Museum and Art Gallery will also be hosting craft activities throughout the morning. 

Mayor of Dudley, Councillor Steve Waltho, said: “This is a first for us, and we’re really excited to be working together with our neighbour to host this year’s St George’s Day.  The medieval setting is the perfect location to celebrate the legend of St George and to attract people into the town centre.  I hope people from across the borough come along and enjoy the day.”

Details on how to get tickets to the events in the castle will be released soon!