Open every day except Christmas Day, from 10am
Last admission: winter 3pm & summer (Easter-September) 4pm
The grounds close 90 mins later
Child under 3
Senior citizen / Student or 16-18yrs / Disabled adult
One free admission for carer with disabled visitor
Group rates and annual membership also available; see zoo's website for details.
Dudley Zoological Gardens is set in 40 acres in the grounds of Dudley Castle ruins, and enjoys breathtaking views over the Black Country.
Dudley Zoological Gardens were recently awarded a gold tourism trophy after being voted `Best Large Visitor Attraction' at the first ever Black Country Hotel & Tourism Awards. The Judges praised Dudley Zoological Gardens for `the friendliness of their staff and investment in its infrastructure'. They went on to say `the Zoo is involved extensively with animal conservation and it is obvious that staff are dedicated to the welfare of these animals'.
The Zoo also picked up an award for Visitor Attraction Quality Award Scheme for the third year running which is awarded by the English Tourism Council and involves stringent inspection of the site and facilities.
Dudley Zoological Gardens can boast one of the most diverse collections of animals in the country. Its future plans involve a multi-million pound redevelopment scheme which will see Dudley Zoological Gardens transformed into one of the world's leading tourist attractions.
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£3.50 all day - Pay & Display
Queen Mary Restaurant, Grey Lady Tearoom, Ice Cream Kiosks and lots of outdoor picnic areas
Discovery Centre, Bouncy Castle, Fair Rides, Face Painting and outdoor adventure playground
Disabled parking spaces and toilets
Wheelchairs loaned free on request, call the zoo to reserve. Refundable deposit and ID required.
No dogs except assistance dogs (please call Zoo prior to visit), no cycling, rollerblades or rollerskates. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times.
Mammals, Birds, Reptiles, Amphibians, Invertebrates
Note: The animal pictures on this page are merely representative of this type of attraction; they do not mean that the animals can be found at this specific attraction.
Lions, Tigers, Snow Leopards, Chimpanzees, Orang Utans, Giraffes, Sealions, Penguins and many more
Penguin Bay walk-through experience.
Monkey Tails indoor walk-through enclosure.
Lemur Wood where you can walk through and get close to the Lemurs as they run and jump around you.
Wallaby Walkthrough, where you can walk among the Bennett's Wallabies.
Dudley Castle, free Land Train operates 10am - 4pm (until 2pm weekdays), Animal Encounters and Feeding Events, Castle Shop and Visitor Centre, Birthday Parties, Animal Adoption, Keeper for a Day
How To Get There:
Situated on the A459 Castle Hill, about 3 miles from M5 Junction 2.
From the South (M5):
Follow the M5 to junction 2, Turn left onto the A4123, and continue North West on the A4123 at the next roundabout towards Dudley and Wolverhampton. After about 2 miles, at the next roundabout, turn left onto the A461 towards Dudley town centre. At the next roundabout, continue straight on onto the A459 Casle Hill (signposted Bridgnorth). Almost immediately, at the traffic lights, turn right onto Trindle Road, which leads to the Zoo car park and entrance.
From the North (M6):
Follow the M6 South to junction 8, then continue South onto the M5, to junction 2. Turn right onto the A461, and follow the directions above (from M5 South).
Alternatively, leave the M6 at junction 9, and follow the A461 South through Wednesbury. Turn left onto the A41 (signposted West Bromwich and Dudley) and continue South. At the second roundabout, turn right back onto the A461 (signposted Wolverhampton and Dudley). Continue on A461 across roundabout at junction with A4123, towards Dudley town centre. At the next roundabout, continue straight on onto the A459 Casle Hill (signposted Bridgnorth). Almost immediately, at the traffic lights, turn right onto Trindle Road, which leads to the Zoo car park and entrance.
From the East (M6):
Follow the M6 West to junction 8, then continue South onto the M5, to junction 2. Turn right onto the A461, and follow the directions above (from M5 South).
Follow the A4123 South East towards Oldbury and Birmingham. After passing Coseley and Tipton, turn right onto the A4037, towards Dudley town centre. At the next roundabout (junction with A461), turn right onto A459 Castle Hill (signposted Bridgnorth). Almost immediately, at the traffic lights, turn right onto Trindle Road, which leads to the Zoo car park and entrance.
By Public Transport
Dudley Port and Coseley stations are 3 miles from the zoo.
Sandwell & Dudley station is 5 miles from the zoo, with a frequent bus service to Dudley.
Dudley Bus Station is a 2 minute walk from the Zoo entrance.
Data on this page last updated: Apr 13 2014