We are inviting Home Educated families to join us for one of our themed Home Educator events taking place this Winter.

Spend the day exploring the Zoo & Castle and have the opportunity to take part in a themed workshop led by a member of our Education Team. Each event will have a different theme so why not join us for one, two or all three dates!

Tuesday 12th December – Habitats and Adaptions – SOLD OUT

Join us to discover the huge diversity of habitats found around the world and what animals call them home. Explore some of the adaptations that creatures have to survive in these challenging environments.

Wednesday 10th January – Food Chains

Help us solve mystery disappearances by following a food chain from start to end. This workshop focuses on animal food chains, including herbivores, carnivores and omnivores – leading on to discussing predator and prey within the animal world – using a variety of skulls and natural artefacts.

Thursday 8th February- Classification

All living things on earth are classified into groups depending on their similarities and differences. In this workshop, learners will explore how animals are grouped together based on their diet and physical features, while also getting up close and personal with a variety of bio-facts (skulls, skins and scales).

Child admission (age 3-11 years) – £10

Adult admission – £9


Above costs includes admission to the Zoo & Castle for the day and the opportunity to take part in a workshop session lead by a member of our Education Team. Gates open from 10am.

Each workshop session will last approximately 50 minutes and takes place in the Discovery Centre. Some of the sessions may involve some outdoor/touring elements (weather permitting). 

These events are open to all home educated children however workshops are aimed at children from EYFS to Year 6.

Children aged 0-2 years will receive free Zoo & Castle admission, however they will not be permitted to take part in the workshops.

Home Educator groups are welcome to join us for this event. Group bookings must be made over the phone . Please call 01384 215313.

Here at Dudley Zoo & Castle we aim to educate children of all ages about the natural world, conservation and history through the use of natural artefacts including skins, skulls and scales. We therefore no longer include live animals in our classroom based workshops. This is to help ensure that both our learners and our animals’ needs are met. Dudley Zoo & Castle is home to over 1300 animals which you and your students will have the opportunity to see whilst exploring our 40 acre site during your visit.

Once you have booked your tickets, you will be contacted by email by a member of our Education Team with further information & your session times.

Dates on tickets cannot be amended and are non-refundable.