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Dudley Zoo and Castle

Dudley Zoological Gardens | Castle Hill Dudley West Midlands, Dudley DY1 4QF, England
0844 474 2272
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Ranked #5 of 17 attractions in Dudley
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Zoos
Useful Information: Activities for young children
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English first
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
20 reviews 20 reviews
13 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

I took my children to Dudley zoo last August, the entry fee seemed a bit steep then plus car park fee. The zoo its self is a good size, with good selection of animals only down fall is fact is all on a hill. We had lunch which was bit steep but we enjoyed it. Was a little play area... More

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Atherstone, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Lovely hot sunny day trip to the zoo it is worth a visit and quite inexpensive, we had buy one get one free out of local paper so that was even better.Normal price is only £14 per adult so its a cheap day out.Abit hilly but if thats a problem there's cable cars or a land train to take you... More

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

The animals were displayed well. The paths and maps easy to follow. The amusement area and that part does resemble a building site. Which it's did when I visited nearly 5 years ago. So maybe they should put more man power in to finish it. Only real down side. When you get to the castle the food options are hotdog... More

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West Midlands
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Family visit to Dudley Zoo a few days ago for my child's 2nd birthday. This was the first time in many years since my last visit, it hasn't changed that much apart from the animal pens have been upgraded and there are areas still under development (but this didn't ruin our day out). The best point is that you can... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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124 reviews 124 reviews
30 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

We visited here on a very overcast ,cold day in May and we felt at times we were the only visitors Firstly you enter a very large ticket/souvenir area which appears too big for what they have to fill it with and wander into the Zoo itself a bit of a trek past a closed fun fair area then onto... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Long time since i have been to this zoo..it has greatly improved but there is still work to be done here..the staff are very helpfull,toilets very clean,food and drink prices are reasonable .entrance fee of £ 14(that's with optional donation to the upkeep of the zoo) or £ 11.50 is a cheap price to pay for a full days visit.(compared... More

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Walsall, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
4 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We weren't intending to go to the Zoo as we had been to Twycross the week before but the traffic on the M5 was dire so we pulled off at J3 and had a look. I hadn't been to Dudley Zoo for years and hadn't really got the best of memories. What a change. It's a very good and the... More

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West Sussex, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I have just returned from a trip to Dudley Zoo with my family and what a lovely day we had. I have read a few reviews that were from several years ago and most of them were very depressing reading. A lot of work appears to have been done since then and there are lots of lovely areas for the... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We spent a lazy Saturday afternoon wandering around the local zoo with two of our grandchildren. The youngest loved the little train that takes you up the top of the hill which on a hot day was welcome. Although a little pricy for admission, you almost don't mind if the funds are being used for conservation and there are also... More

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Stratford upon avon
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

These animals are in tiny and dirty enclosures which in no mimic there natural environment it's a over priced dump and the kids amusement area is filthy and on what looks like a building sight! The toilets are disgusting the food is hideous and as mentioned I was generally appalled at the conditions particularly the sea lions, penguins and giraffes... More

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