DUDLEY Zoo and Castle is getting set to host the Dudley borough’s St George’s Day celebrations and this year the festivities will be extended over two days.

There are only 2,500 tickets available each day for the event in Dudley Castle’s courtyard, which will run from 3pm to 7pm on Saturday April 22 and Sunday April 23.

Entertainment will include medieval re-enactment, children’s entertainers, facepainting and crafts, additional animal talks and ghost walks.

Zoo director Derek Grove said: “This is the sixth year we’ve joined forces with Dudley Council to host the event which have always been great successes.

“And due to its popularity each year, we’re delighted to be able to extend the event over two days to open it up to more people.”

Tickets cost £5 per person, with free entry for children under three, and they can be booked via the zoo’s website or by calling 01384 215313.