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Dudley Zoo and Castle

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Closed Now: 10:00 - 15:00
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Fab zoo, but needs better food

Great day out. Only moan was the food - severe lack of options for anyone with a dietary... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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Lovely day out

We went for a day out here not sure what to expect but we were definitely not disappointed. They... read more

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Sophie b
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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
+44 1384 215313
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Reviewed today via mobile

We went for a day out here not sure what to expect but we were definitely not disappointed. They had a good variety of animals all in clean large enclosures which was nice to see. The animals were all active and alert and the talks...More

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Reviewed today via mobile

We spent agood 4hrs at the zoo on sunday starting with a ride up the chair lift for breakfast at the Oak kitchen which was very nice then back down the chair lift to start the planned rout on the map making a couple of...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I had a great time at this zoo! The animals are visible and there are so many species . The zoo it self is clean and the animals taken care of. They have a cute chair lift that brings you up to a steeper part....More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My two toddlers and I have been to Dudley Zoo three times and can’t recommend it enough. In my opinion it compares favourably to Twycross. On the council website you can find a 2-for-1 vouchers (unlike Twycross) and there is plenty of parking. Parking costs...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I used to love to visit here every summer as a kid, & knew I’d arrived when I saw the colourful flamingo. Then I visited again about 17 years ago, & it seemed fine. Sadly it looks like it’s struggling now. We had a cuppa...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great day out. Only moan was the food - severe lack of options for anyone with a dietary requirement (I have Coeliac Disease, and my only option was a balti curry!). The website advertises jacket potatoes, so this needs to be updated - or better...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were on babysitting duties today and decided to take the grand children to Dudley Zoo. We haven't been there since their Daddy was a little boy and I was quite disappointed that not an awful lot had changed. There are photographs around the zoo...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a surprise. I don't know what I was expecting but we had a wonderful day out. A little dated but full of charm and well worth the visit. Not as grand as some zoo's but a good selection of animals and amenities were good....More

Thank highstat
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went there for my birthday. The zoo is ok. In general, it needs TLC. We saw not many staff in the animal stations. There should be staff in every animal station explaining what the animals are like. The water for the ducks and the...More

1  Thank 188kevin
Reviewed 1 week ago

I feel sorry I can't rate this higher, the castle and gardens have so much potential, each time I visit the Queen's cafe (I think its called) has been closed and the alternative is a very dated picknick room with absolutely no atmosphere, I played...More

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dudleyzoo2015, Manager at Dudley Zoo and Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for leaving us your review, although we are a little puzzled as to why the Queen Mary restaurant would have been closed as it is open every day throughout the year, and we would only offer an alternative facility on rare occasions. We...More

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7 September 2018|
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Response from 188kevin | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I am not sure. There was an announcement that we were not allowed to feed the animals.
4 August 2018|
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Response from cadbury2016 | Reviewed this property |
Open now, fair is for little children
jennifer w
15 July 2018|
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Response from dudleyzoo2015 | Property representative |
Unfortunately we no longer house elephants at Dudley Zoo. The castle is included in the zoo admission and the chairlift is suitable for children aged 8 yrs +. We do also have a land train that runs from the top to the... More