Dudley Zoo and CastleDudley, West Midlands
Gaze at some of the rarest creatures like the Wolverine, the Red Panda, Binturong and Arctic Fox, as they roam around in their animal enclosures. Then look to the skies as you look upon the exotic birds that reside in the Bird House. From the Amazon, Aracari and Conure colourful birds, to the Ibis, Flamingo, Great Grey Owls and lovely penguins. At Dudley Zoo not only will you see animals that are native to the UK, but also species from around the world. The Tropical Bird House is home to a large collection of birds and there's even a Lorikeet Lookout - an interactive walkthrough area where you can feed the gorgeously colourful birds nectar, it’s sweet in every sense of the word! In fact, almost 1,300 species call the 11th-century castle ruins a home, which you can explore at your own pace. Explore Lemur Wood and make some new furry friends at Down on the Farm!
Enjoy daily talks and feeds with the animals and learn all interesting facts about your favourite animals. Discover the important projects Dudley Zoo & Castle undertake to look after them too. Not only that but you can engage in Animal Experiences where you can meet either Lemurs, Spider Monkeys, Giraffes, Sea Lions, Tapirs, Chimps, Orangutans and even big cats, for 20-30 minutes. Either feed them, tickle a Tapir or meet actual animals closer than ever!
Did you know Dudley Castle is centuries old? With its motte and bailey construction having been completed by 1070! Many royals play a part in its history, from Henry VIII, King Edward VI, to Mary Queen of Scots and Queen Elizabeth I. Maybe even go ghost hunting in their 11th Century castle…
In 1750 a fire raged through the area and left Dudley Castle as a romantic ruin, but it wasn't until 1937 that the Earl of Dudley opened the Dudley Zoological Society. Where a host of exotic animals and an array of animal species were paced here. And within 18 months of Dudley Zoo's opening, it had attracted one million visitors! It was and still is a very popular tourist attraction - with its large animal collections and more.
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Then head on over to the Safari Gift Shop to take some treasures home.
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- More than 1,300 animals to meet at Dudley Zoological Gardens
- Daily activities, shows and talks - feed Lorikeets pots of nectar, in their indoor attraction!
- Explore Dudley castle and grounds and ride the land train
Closed on Christmas Day
Last admission at 14:00
Ground closes at 16:30
Last admission at 15:00
Grounds close at 17:30
Pricing & Tickets
Adults from £17.70
Book in advance for cheapest tickets
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Yes, there is parking onsite.
All Day: £3.50