Officially excellent

DZG is delighted to announce we’ve been awarded a certificate in recognition of excellent feedback from our visitors.

Zoo Director Derek Grove said receiving the TripAdvisor 2018 Certificate of Excellence was a great boost and thanked visitors for their positive comments about our 40-acre attraction.

The accolade, which we’ve framed and put up near our visitor entrance, reflects consistent high ratings left about the zoo and castle on the TripAdvisor travel website.

Derek said: “We’re always delighted to hear visitors have enjoyed their experience at the zoo and that our continued investment in new enclosures, new species and improved facilities is valued.

“This year we’ve had new play equipment installed, we’ve refurbished our toilet facilities and our new beach has been especially popular, with seating areas giving parents some chill-out time while youngsters enjoy playing in the sand.

“Our latest enclosures have great indoor and outdoor viewing areas which is wonderful for both our animals and visitors. Many of our animals, in particular our primates and tigers, look forward to seeing our visitors as much as our visitors enjoy seeing them.”

Whether you’re visiting to see our 1,600 strong exotic animal collection, the 11th century Dudley Castle which sits in the heart of the zoological gardens or our grade II listed Tectons, there’s always something new to discover at DZG!