Free entry for patriotic event

DZG is gearing up to celebrate St George’s Day and we’re offering FREE entry to the patriotic event.  


We’re joining forces with Dudley Council for this year’s event on Saturday, April 23, which will take place in the 11th century castle courtyard in the heart of the zoological gardens from 3pm.

There’ll be medieval re-enactors, children’s entertainers, face painting and crafts.

We’ll also be offering extra talks and feeds at the penguin and sea lion enclosures and history talks and ghost tours will be taking place throughout the afternoon, while St George’s Day themed refreshments will be available from the Queen Mary restaurant.

Zoo Director, Derek Grove, said: “We’re looking forward to celebrating St George’s Day and are delighted to offer free entry to DZG from 3pm until 5pm on the day.

“The event will run until 7pm and there’ll be plenty of fun activities to keep all-ages entertained in the courtyard, underneath the St George’s flag which will be proudly flying atop the medieval castle.”

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.

Mayor of Dudley, Councillor Steve Waltho, said: “There’s plenty going on in the town centre and up in the castle’s courtyard.

“It’s great to be working together and with only a limited number of tickets available to gain free admission into the attraction, I would urge people to book now and avoid disappointment.”