Getting set for a fa-boo-lous half term!

We’re all set for a fa-boo-lous half term! From today, we’re inviting visitors to discover more about some of the creepy critters at the zoo as our Education Team delve into the world of animal myths and legends. View some brilliant and bizarre animal biofacts, skulls and skeletons in the Discovery Centre, where visitors can […]

Spideriffic half term

Dudley Zoo and Castle is getting set for a spideriffic October half term. Join the zoo’s Education Team as they delve into the world of animal myths and legends this Halloween. Visitors can collect stamps as they complete a trail around the 40-acre site and discover more about some creepy, but fascinating critters at the […]

Halloween half term fun!

This Halloween half term we’re inviting you to Skull Skool to help identify some brilliant and bizarre skulls and skeletons. Featuring our varied collection of biofacts and artefacts, many of which have been donated to us over the years from Customs and Trading Standards for teaching purposes, join our Education Team in the Discovery Centre […]

Frighteningly good family fun!

Half term at Dudley Zoo and Castle is set to be frighteningly good fun for all the family! Running from Saturday October 26 – Sunday November 3, visitors will be able to follow a pumpkin trail around the 40-acre site, for the chance to win an adoption for one of the zoo’s Egyptian fruit bats. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Fangtastic Hocus Pocus events

We had a spook-tacular time during our family Hocus Pocus Halloween events. More than 450 visitors joined us after hours as we held the three themed evenings, which featured a trick and treat hunt around the zoo site, with visits to the haunted cottage and 11th century castle. And there were some fangtastic costumes on […]

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, […]