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Publication: 29th August 2014

CBeebies Family Short Breaks Available

Children now accepted from 0-5 Years.

Publication: 28th August 2014

Dudley Zoo featured in BIAZA Top 10

Dudley Zoo featured in BIAZA Top 10

DZG’s bid to help a quirky amphibian stave off extinction is featured in a new report highlighting some of the best examples of how UK zoos are safeguarding the future of the world’s wildlife.

Publication: 26th August 2014

Bill Oddie opens Baboons on Bank at Dudley Zoo

Bill Oddie opens Baboons on Bank at Dudley Zoo

Conservationist and TV Presenter, Bill Oddie checked out the last surviving species of grazing primates DZG today when he opened our £20,000 Baboons on the Bank exhibit, a one-acre natural hillside home for a family group of Gelada baboons.

Publication: 23rd August 2014

Fierce Festival 2014: Programme Announced

Fierce Festival returns this October with a programme of live art, performance and projects across Birmingham. Fierce works with local, national and international artists to challenge expectations and presumptions.

Publication: 22nd August 2014

Historic walled garden opens for first time

One of Europe’s largest walled gardens is set to open its doors to visitors for the first time over the August Bank Holiday weekend.

Publication: 21st August 2014

Second City who will be performing at the Outbreak Festival at the Ricoh Arena

Two DJs whose debut singles reached No. 1 in the UK charts this year will be performing at the UK’s largest indoor music festival at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry.

Publication: 21st August 2014

Old Country Farm & The Lighthouse in Malvern win Sawday’s ‘One of a Kind’ B&B Award

Old Country Farm & The Lighthouse in Malvern have received an One of a Kind Award in the prestigious annual Sawday’s B&B Awards.

Publication: 21st August 2014

Bill Oddie to open Baboons on Bank at Dudley Zoological Gardens

Bill Oddie to open Baboons on Bank at Dudley Zoological Gardens

Conservationist and TV Presenter, Bill Oddie will be checking out the last surviving species of grazing primates DZG on Monday, August 25 when he opens our £20,000 Baboons on the Bank exhibit, a one-acre natural hillside exhibit that is home to a family group of Gelada baboons.

Publication: 20th August 2014

Glimpses Under the Ground at Croome

SWAG Bring Geophys to Croome

Publication: 20th August 2014

Wedgwood, Britain’s leading ceramic maker to open innovative new Visitor Experience in 2015

Wedgwood in Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, has been welcoming visitors to its premises for over 250 years, first in Etruria and, since the 1940s, at its garden factory, the Wedgwood Estate, in Barlaston, five miles south of the historic Potteries conurbation.