Spend the day exploring the Zoo & Castle and have the opportunity to take part in a themed workshop led by a member of our Education Team. Each event will have a different theme so why not join us for one or both dates!

Join us as we travel back in time to 11th century Dudley Castle and learn about key events of the time, including life within the castle grounds. Throughout the day you will be introduced to the world of medieval castles, covering a range of topics including day-to-day life, castle defence and the Tudors.

Through a range of stories and biofacts (animal skulls, furs and models), we will explore a range of endangered species and their threats. Learners will be encouraged to become wildlife heroes, through gaining an understanding of where these threats come from and how we can help conserve our natural world.

Child admission (age 3-11 years) – £10

Adult admission – £9


📑 Important Information

Above costs includes admission to the Zoo & Castle for the day and the opportunity to take part in a workshop session lead by a member of our Education Team. Gates open from 10am.

Each workshop session will last approximately 50 minutes and takes place in the Discovery Centre. Some of the sessions may involve some outdoor/touring elements (weather permitting). 

These events are open to all home educated children however workshops are aimed at children from EYFS to Year 6.

Children aged 0-2 years will receive free Zoo & Castle admission, however they will not be permitted to take part in the workshops.

Home Educator groups are welcome to join us for this event. Group bookings must be made over the phone . Please call 01384 215313.

Here at Dudley Zoo & Castle we aim to educate children of all ages about the natural world, conservation and history through the use of natural artefacts including skins, skulls and scales. We therefore no longer include live animals in our classroom based workshops. This is to help ensure that both our learners and our animals’ needs are met. Dudley Zoo & Castle is home to over 1300 animals which you and your students will have the opportunity to see whilst exploring our 40 acre site during your visit.

Once you have booked your tickets, you will be contacted by email by a member of our Education Team with further information & your session times. If you wish to be in the same workshop as someone else who is attending the event, please call us quoting all of your booking reference numbers as soon as you have booked.

Please note that our Home Educators Days are classed as special events and there are no concession or complimentary carer tickets available.

Dates on tickets cannot be amended and are non-refundable.