Dudley Zoo and Castle | Day Out With The Kids

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Dudley Zoo and Castle

3 out of 5 starstotal reviews(2)
  • Dudley
  • Outdoor
  • Ages 4+
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks, Castles and Palaces

Attraction Information

If you think that not enough castles have zoos in their grounds, or vica versa, then Dudley Zoo and Castle is the place for you!

Learn about lions, Asiatic bears, chimpanzees and many others as you cover the full 40 acres of zoo, which is near 80 years old. In fact, almost 1,300 species call the 11th-century castle ruins home, which you can explore at your own pace. Medieval mad kids can imagine themselves climbing the ramparts, or even wielding a sword for battle.

Walk through the lemur habitats or get up close to some of the most exotic species in the zoo when feeding free flying Australian Lorikeets with little pots of nectar. It’s sweet in every sense of the word! Just don't forget to visit Pingu, Dudley’s oldest penguin, who may be hard to spot in his 60 strong colony - one of the largest in the UK!

  • More than 1,300 animals
  • Daily activities, shows and talks
  • Explore Dudley castle and grounds
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Opening hours

Easter - Mid September
Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 16:30

Mid September - Easter
Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 15:00
Closed 25th December

Last Entry

90 minutes before attraction closes


General Admission
Adults from £15.00
Kids (3-15) from £9.50
Under 3's: Free
Concessions: £13.00
Kids with Disability: £9.00 (free carer)

Travel & Contact Information


Castle Hill, Dudley, West Midlands, DY1 4QF, England

Phone number

01384 215313



Click here to visit Dudley Zoo and Castle's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite.

Car Parking
All Day: £3.50

Yes, there are toilets, accessible toilets and baby changing facilities.

Yes, there are baby changing facilities.

Yes, you can bring a picnic.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant and snacks are available.

Dudley Zoo and Castle has not told us if they are fully wheelchair friendly.

The nature of the historic site means that in parts the paths are steep and in some areas there are steps. 

Dudley Zoo and Castle has not told us if they are fully pushchair friendly.

Assistance/Guide Dogs only

Additional Info

Anything else I should know?

There is an ATM available


Lovely day out 5 out of 5 stars

This zoo has really progressed over the last few years and offers a wide variety of animals, along with the castle grounds it’s a lovely day out for people of all ages.


its bad 1 out of 5 stars

i did not like it here at all. It was full of litter.

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