Discovery & Learning

It’s Fun to Learn!


Here are a few ideas of fun animal themed activities that you can enjoy at home. Click on the activity below to view the worksheet.

Make your own fire shooting dragon!

St George’s Day Finger puppets

Marionette Dragon puppet

Make your own Dragon Clip

Animal Alphabet

Egg carton animals

Black Country Colouring In Print

Finger puppets

Lion Mask

Butterfly Spinner

Cone Giraffe

Crafty countryside

Famished Frog

Make your own Mini-Zoo!

Penny the Penguin

Creature your own bug hotel – “Bugingham Palace” 

Make a “Loo Roll Model” of our baby Giraffe, Kira 

Take part in a DZC “Word Challenge” 

Write a “Rhythmic Poem” about one of our Bornean Orangutans

Make a “Recycled Bird Feeder” 

Spot the Difference with our “Papier Mache Gecko” 

Show your artistic side with our “Scribble Drawings”

Build your own “Hogley Castle” – an ideal home for any hedgehog!

Zoomed in…….can you tell what they are?

Books don’t bite – but these bookmarks might!


We would love to see pictures of your creations! Please send them to or share them on our Facebook page.




We offer a wide range of education sessions for all ages, highlights include:

  • Animal Creature Features
  • Down On The Farm sessions for EYFS
  • Learn about Habitats & Adaptations, Iceworlds & Life Cycles
  • Horrible History, Castle & Ghost Tours
  • Tecton Trail and Tour
  • And many more….
Bookings now been taken for 2019-2020 academic year.
Book early to avoid disappointment!


Contact for further information or follow the links on the right for further details on our range of EYFS, Key Stage and Post 16 sessions




New – Packed Lunches now available to order


Option 1: Sandwich, apple, crisps and drink (suggested for up to age 6) £4.80 each

Option 2: Sandwich, apple, crisps, yoghurt and drink (suggested for ages 6-11) £5.50 each

Option 3: Sandwich, apple, crisps, pasta pot, yoghurt and drink (suggested for ages 11+) £6.60 each

Packed lunches are available during school term, are subject to availability and must be pre-book and paid for in advance. They will be available for collection from the Queen Mary Restaurant at a pre-arranged collection time.  Please email for further information.




DZC proudly supporting Artsmark

Artsmark is the creative quality standard for schools and education settings, awarded by Arts Council England, recognising their commitment to high quality arts and cultural education.

Dudley Zoo and Castle is proud to be supporting schools and education settings on their Artsmark journey, inspiring children and young people to create, experience and participate in great arts and culture.

We offer education settings who are working towards, or currently hold an Artsmark Award a range of themed workshops.  Please contact for further information.

Find out more about Artsmark at .