Halloween

Halloween high jinks

Our meerkat mob have been entering into the spirit of Halloween today and enjoying a spot of pumpkin playtime. Senior Keeper Sarah Evans added the hollowed-out fruit, carved with a castle design, to the meerkat enclosure and they soon got stuck in. She said: “The meerkats loved exploring the pumpkin and having a nibble on Continue reading Halloween high jinks

Freakishly fun posters

Young visitors to the Oak Kitchen are in for some freakish fun as they can design their own pumpkin poster this Halloween. Children using the café at DZG’s Queen Mary Restaurant are invited to colour in their own pumpkin pattern and the most fang-tastic ones will go up on the noticeboard. Catering Manager Lisa Ward Continue reading Freakishly fun posters

Boo from the Zoo!

Head on down to Dudley Zoo this half term for some spook-tacular fun, including a ghost trail around the 11th century castle grounds. Our Colombian black spider monkeys certainly enjoyed tucking in to some tasty pumpkins and, with a ghost trail, creepy crafts, extra animal talks and two ghost and history walks each day, there’s Continue reading Boo from the Zoo!

Halloween pumpkin playtime

Spooky carved Halloween treats didn’t scare DZG’s exotic animals who have been enjoying pumpkin playtime. Many of our species, from little Lumos the albino pygmy hedgehog, to our cotton-top tamarin and rainbow lorikeets have been tucking into the seasonal hollowed-out vegetables which staff filled with favourite foods. Assistant Curator Jay Haywood, said: “The Halloween treats, Continue reading Halloween pumpkin playtime

Get carving for discounted entry

We’re looking forward to seeing your crafty carved pumpkins this week – and don’t forget in return for every donation we receive for our Halloween pumpkin patch competition, we’re offering discounted entry for up to four people! And the best design will win an adoption of Narna, our special Castle Creatures Egyptian fruit bat, who Continue reading Get carving for discounted entry

Half term Halloween fun!

Visit DZG for some frighteningly family friendly fun this half term and get discounted entry in return for a carved pumpkin for our Halloween pumpkin patch! As part of our Freak Week we’re offering an adoption of Narna, our three-year-old flightless Egyptian fruit bat, for the best design. Running from Saturday, October 21 – 29, Continue reading Half term Halloween fun!

Fang-tastic pumpkin effort!

We had a fang-tastic October half term as we welcomed more than 9,000 people on site to enjoy our Freak Week activities. And huge thanks for the talented visitors who brought a carved pumpkin for our Hallowe’en pumpkin patch competition, and enjoyed discounted admission in return for the donation. Marketing Manager, Andrea Hales, pictured above Continue reading Fang-tastic pumpkin effort!

Hallowe'en treats

It’s Hallowe’en and carved pumpkins are going down a treat for DZG’s animals! Many of the site’s animals, large and small will be tucking into hollowed-out pumpkins today as part of seasonal enrichment from keepers. DZG Media and Communications Officer, Rachel Hickman, said: “Following our Hallowe’en events throughout half term we had a lot of Continue reading Hallowe’en treats

Spider-Girl Sarah!

Spiders may be one of the most feared animal species in the world, but for DZG’s Weekend Keeper, Sarah Redding, they’re a life’s passion! Currently the 40 year-old owns 23 tarantulas which she keeps in tanks in her bedroom, including the world’s largest – the Goliath birdeater, called Bridget, who’s the size of a dinner Continue reading Spider-Girl Sarah!