Flying the flag for St George!

The flags are flying at Dudley Zoological Gardens in readiness for this year’s borough St George’s Day celebrations. 

For the fourth consecutive year, the annual festival, run in conjunction with Dudley Council, is returning to the zoo and we’re inviting residents to join us on Sunday, April 28, between 3pm – 7pm for the bargain price of £3.

Zoo Director, Derek Grove, said: “We’re looking forward to welcoming borough residents to DZG again this year to help us celebrate the legend of St George as past years have been a roaring success.”

The event will take place inside the courtyard of the 11th century castle and will include medieval re-enactment, children’s entertainers, face painting, crafts and a walkabout with Smoked! the Dragon.

There will also be animal encounters and extra talks and feeds, as well as history and ghost tours throughout the afternoon.

The Mayor of Dudley Councillor Alan Taylor, said: “The tickets for the St George’s Day celebrations are again selling fast and this popular event has a limited number of £3 tickets available, so I would advise people to hurry and book.”

Tickets, which are available from or by calling 01384 215313, are only valid from 3pm.