Opening Times & Admissions

Open everyday from 10.00am (except Christmas Day)
Last admission: 3.00pm, N.B grounds close approx. 5.30pm

Please read our “Important Information below” before purchasing tickets.

Daily Admission Prices

Admission tickets are non-refundable, non-transferable and
are valid for a single use on the date chosen at the time of booking.

Jan – Dec 2024Public & Bank Holidays
Adult (including a voluntary donation)£22.00*£23.00*
Adult (without a voluntary donation)£20.00£20.90
Children (3-15 yrs) (including a voluntary donation)£15.95*£16.95*
Children (3-15 yrs) (without a voluntary donation)£14.50£15.40
Family Ticket – 1 Adult & 2 Children (including a voluntary donation)£48.25*£51.00*
Family Ticket – 1 Adult & 2 Children (without a voluntary donation)£43.85£46.35
Family Ticket – 2 Adults & 1 Child (including a voluntary donation)£53.75*£56.50*
Family Ticket – 2 Adults & 1 Child (without a voluntary donation)£48.85£51.35
Family Ticket – 2 Adults & 2 Children (including a voluntary donation)£68.00*£71.50*
Family Ticket – 2 Adults & 2 Children (without a voluntary donation)£61.80£65.00
Family Ticket – 2 Adults & 3 Children (including a voluntary donation)£82.50*£86.75*
Family Ticket – 2 Adults & 3 Children (without a voluntary donation)£75.00£78.85
Adult with disability/Senior Citizen (60 yrs+)/
Student or Young person (16-18 yrs)
Concessions (including a voluntary donation)
Adult with disability/Senior Citizen (60 yrs+)/
Student or Young person (16-18 yrs)(please bring proof of disability)
(without a voluntary donation)
Child with disability (including a voluntary donation)
– please bring proof of disability, copy of DLA/PIP Letter
Child with disability (without a voluntary donation)
– please bring proof of disability, copy of DLA/PIP Letter
One Free Admission for Carer with a full paying Disabled Visitor
(not valid with family tickets or discounted, or third party tickets)
0 – 2 yearsFREEFREE

*As a Charity we rely upon donations from our visitors to support our animal welfare and conservation work. All admission prices include a 10% voluntary donation from you in support of our charitable work. If you choose not to support our charitable work you can pay the standard admission price online or on arrival at our main entrance.

Please note Dudley Zoo and Castle or any outlets on site do not accept £50 notes.

Under the Gift Aid scheme we can claim an additional 25p for every £1 that you donate. You need to be a UK tax payer and understand that if you pay less Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax than the amount of Gift Aid claimed on all your donations in that tax year, it is your responsibility to pay any difference. Gift Aid can only be claimed on donations for you and members of your family that visit Dudley Zoo.

Please note that children under the age of 14 years must be accompanied by an adult. Identification and proof of age may be requested on arrival.

Permission must be obtained in advance from the Press Office for all filming and photography used for commercial purposes.

Zoo Rules

  • Please do not feed the animals and help us to keep our animals healthy
  • No dogs allowed other than assistance dogs (please call prior to visit)
  • No cycling, scooters, rollerblades or rollerskates
  • You can ask for a passout to return to your vehicle
  • Please ensure you wash your hands after any form of contact with any animal
  • Please keep children safe, they must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times. Due to the nature of the site, caution must be taken at all times.
  • Do not go beyond any barriers, climb or stand on any walls or enclosures – remember you are looking into an animals home so please do not bang on the glass.
  • Please use nappy bags for disposal of nappies due to hygiene.
  • Smoking is strictly prohibited within some areas of the Zoo premises; these areas are clearly sign posted.

Important Information

We’ve left a few measures and restrictions in place so you can still enjoy a lovely safe day out, so please read the important information and terms & conditions below before you purchase your tickets via the link at the bottom of this page.

  • If you need to purchase tickets we recommend using our online booking system, especially during busy periods, but you can pay on the day if you prefer.
  • If you are a DZ Member you can visit us without pre-booking. You must bring your Membership card with you on the day of your visit.
  • If you havenʼt received your Membership cards, then please bring your email confirmation with you.
  • If you have adoption tickets, pre-booked tickets or free return tickets – you can visit us without pre-booking. Please remember to bring your tickets with you.
  • If you are planning to visit us soon, please read the following:
  • Entrance is via our Safari Gift Shop. The turnstiles on Castle Hill are closed.
  • A date and time to visit us can be booked in advance for visitors purchasing tickets.
  • Tickets will only available online at and only valid for the date and time chosen at time of booking.
  • Dates on tickets cannot be changed and are non-refundable.
  • These pre-purchased tickets cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer, promotion or vouchers.
  • Admission tickets are subject to availability and may be changed or withdrawn at any time. Children under the age of 14 yrs must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Car parking is £3.50 for the day. You will be given your token on arrival to keep safe until you exit the barrier system on the car park at the end of your visit.
  • We have increased our handwash facilities around the site. The product we use is NewGenn.
  • Access to the site will be via the main entrance and gift shop, situated off our car park. How to Get Here – Dudley Zoo and Castle
  • The land train is currently operating from 10 am – 4.30 pm (weekends) and 3.30 pm (weekdays).
  • Fun fair is seasonal and operates through school holidays (weather permitting).
  • The Safari Gift Shop is open daily from 10 am.
  • The Queen Mary Restaurant and Made Kiosk (weather permitting) will be open for refreshments. Indoor seating is available in the Queen Mary on a first come, first served basis. Catering outlets are now taking card payments and cash payments.
  • Toilet facilities are available.
  • Weʼre offering talks at various animal enclosures.
  • Weʼre able to hire out mobility scooters and wheelchairs. Please call to reserve one giving at least 48 hours notice. Warning, there is a steep camber at the Meerkats which is not suitable for wheelchair and scooter users.
  • You are welcome to bring your own picnic. Outdoor seating is available around the site.
  • The Castle Courtyard and Castle Keep are open (please note the staircase is very narrow and steep in places).
  • Childrenʼs play equipment are open.
  • Lemur Wood is open. Lemur wood is not pushchair accessible.
  • Please download our site map to help you plan your visit.
  • EXIT the Zoo via the the Safari Gift Shop.