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Dudley Zoo and Castle

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Closed Now: 10:00 - 15:00
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Good but avoid the cafe!

The zoo itself is brilliant and the lady on the till at the entrance was so patient as we had a... read more

Reviewed yesterday
CarolineJ83
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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School trip - great day

Accompanied students on a start of year school trip and they had a fab time! Lots to see and do and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
ShropshirePassport
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Telford, United Kingdom
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DZG is unique… a home to more than 1300 animals, and has nigh on 200 species, including some of the rarest creatures on Planet Earth. Hundreds of exotic and endangered animals inhabit an ancient wooded hillside, with a rich geological history...more
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Castle Hill | Castle Hill Dudley West Midlands, Dudley DY1 4QF, England
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Reviewed today

No matter how many times I visit the zoo it is always an enjoyable and pleasant day. the staff are knowledgeable and well trained they are respectful and helpful.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank spcopeland
Reviewed today via mobile

Had a wonderful day at Dudley zoo with the giraffe feeding experience. The animals are well looked after and the staff are very friendly. The only thing that let the zoo down was the food - tasted like cardboard so take a picnic because it...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Chloebaldwin
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The zoo itself is brilliant and the lady on the till at the entrance was so patient as we had a slight problem with our tickets. We got to see plenty of animals and they looked happy and well cared for. It was a bitterly...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I’ve been going to Dudley zoo for over 60 years and truly believe it is one of the best zoos in the country, well laid out even if the walk includes a mountainous trek up the hill leading to the historic Dudley Castle, it’s still...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank normanr567
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Accompanied students on a start of year school trip and they had a fab time! Lots to see and do and so many lovely animals - we didn’t manage to get round it all but with big groups that’s expected. They liked the gift shop...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'm very good friend with a gut who has severe autism (I have autism myself I must add) and I support him when I can. He loves this zoo so much he visits regularly and so do I. It's a moderately sized zoo with a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Thomas R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dudley zoo has moved with the time. More open animal enclosure. Scientific work and breeding work. Over 1300 animals and over 200 species. Leading the world in many areas of care. Good to go round as the animals look happy and well looked after. Staff...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank A3303XQpaulh
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited Dudley Zoo with my partner, 2 children, along with my Aunt and her family on Christmas Eve. I have always enjoyed my days out at Dudley Zoo and it being close to where we live we decided to try it as our annual...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank leamariec90
dudleyzoo2015, Manager at Dudley Zoo and Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave your review; we are pleased you enjoyed your santa experience with us and hope to see you again soon..

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went to Dudley zoo to see Santa yesterday. Arrived at 1:30 as we had booked and an hour later we were still waiting. Both my girls were bored by then, my disabled daughter was in a meltdown as it was too cramped, too busy and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank LisaF677
dudleyzoo2015, Manager at Dudley Zoo and Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are sorry to hear you were disappointed with your visit to see Santa. Unfortunately it was not a matter of over booking; over the lunchtime period we experienced very heavy rain and many people were arriving outside of their allotted booking times, which can...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Booked online to see santa at a set time paying £70 for 4 adults and grandson, was told to be there at 10 to 1, elf told us to come back later, went back 20 minutes later, waited over an hour just to get through...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jdw59
dudleyzoo2015, Manager at Dudley Zoo and Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are sorry to hear you had such a delay seeing santa. Unfortunately, this was not overbooking, but due to the wet weather some people were arriving before their allotted times and out staff tried their best to accommodate everyone. We can only apologise for...More

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Diane R
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£15.00 ADULTS £9.50 CHILDREN although I had a deal using Groupon voucher
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