- Zoos and Wildlife Parks
- Castles and Palaces
Suitable for ages: Young Children (4-8), Older Children (9-12) and Teenagers (13-18)
Venue type: Outdoor
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 200 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
- ATM Available
- Restaurant Onsite
- Snacks Available
- Picnics Allowed
- Toilets Available
- Baby Changing Available
- Disabled Toilets Available
- Parking Available On-site
Getting There and Contact Information
Castle Hill, Dudley, West Midlands, DY1 4QF, England
Click here to visit Dudley Zoo and Castle's website
Standard Opening Times and Pricing
Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 16:30
Closed 25th December.
Kids (3-15): £9.95
Under 3's: Free
Kids with Disability: £9.00 (free carer)
90 minutes before closing time.
Assistance/Guide Dogs only.
The nature of the historic site means that in parts the paths are steep and in some areas there are steps.
Car Parking: £3.50