Dudley Zoo & Gardens
Dudley Zoo & Gardens
Dudley Zoo & Gardens is unique . . . a zoo with hundreds of animals set around an 11th century castle incorporating the world's largest single collection of Tecton buildings and the country's only vintage chairlift - all sited on a 40-acre wooded hillside with a rich geological history.
And there's so much more . . .
Lemur Wood is a one-acre walkthrough experience where you can meet more than 30 free-roaming red ruffed/black-and-white/ringed tail/black lemurs and learn about DZG'sconservation programmes in Madagascar for these enigmatic creatures.
Look out for Saki monkeys, marmosets, emperor tamarins and cheeky squirrel monkeys in our Monkey Tails walkthrough rainforest experience. You'll also see monitor lizards, too!
Get close to these mini marsupials in our walkthrough enclosure - but you'll have to be quick as they move very fast!
Dudley Zoo & Gardens has one of the largest colonies of these South American birds in the UK. Our 60-strong group has helped form colonies at other collections across the country. Look out for our oldest penguin - 20-year-old Pingu!
Our Farm and Barn offer young visitors a chance to get really close to a range of farmyard favourites including pygmy goats, kune-kune pigs, chickens, geese, guinea pigs and giant English rabbits. There's even a chance to milk a very special cow! And if the weather's not so good join our craft activities in the barn where you'll often find young chicks or baby rabbits to meet.
Daily shows in our Go Wild! Theatre introduce visitors to the wonderful world of wildlife and offer a close up view of creatures great and small.
Three lions at Dudley Zoo - our Asiatic lions are the pride of DZG. They are among the rarest animals on the planet, with fewer than 500 in the world, of which 300 are in zoos and wildlife parks. Male Itar and females Kyra and Asha live in our one-acre Lion Ridge paddock.
Our daily birds of prey displays in the courtyard allow visitors to see these magnificent birds as they were used in medieval times for hunting. See an African spotted eagle owl, ferruginous buzzard, great grey and Magellan horned owls fly from the castle walls.
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.