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Drusillas Park

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Open Now: 10:00 - 17:00
Open today: 10:00 - 17:00
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Keeper for the Day

I paid £135 for this experience where you go round with a regular keeper from 10-3.30 seeing all... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Mark M
Great Day Out

I had never been here before, took my 9 year old niece and we both enjoyed the visit, no big... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Christopher G
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Oxted, United Kingdom
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  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
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Widely regarded as the best small zoo in Europe Drusillas Park offers a fun finding-out day out. Brilliant play areas including Go Wild! Go Bananas! and Amazon Adventure. Plus a splashpad, Hello Kitty Secret Garden and African-themed three-ride...more
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Alfriston Road, Berwick, Polegate BN26 5QS, England
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+44 1323 874100
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 1 August 2007

Drusillas Park is a long established zoo plus adventure park with some old fashioned but charming attractions plus plenty of new ones. It will successfully amuse kids from 2 up to about 13 years for a day. Driving from Brighton and parking and admission was...More

7  Thank pixlink
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 10 August 2009

I live only about 10 minutes from Drusilla's so have been there a few times. I think that the entrace price is far too expensive, why is a 3 year old the same price as an adult?? £13.60 each is a total rip off considering...More

25  Thank Pinklady1984
Drusillas, Owner at Drusillas Park, responded to this reviewResponded 27 May 2010

I think this review is very unfair and inaccurate in many aspects, particularly the comments about there being no “decent” animals. We have a wide range of exotic animals from penguins and meerkats to monkeys and crocodiles as well as walk through lemur and bat...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

I paid £135 for this experience where you go round with a regular keeper from 10-3.30 seeing all the animals you want to at close quarters and hand feed those that are safe for you to do without getting nipped. This included penguins, meercats, kapibaras,...More

Thank Mark M
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had never been here before, took my 9 year old niece and we both enjoyed the visit, no big animals but a great variety of smaller animals and with the children's play areas it proved to be a very good choice for animal mad...More

Thank Christopher G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A place for all ages to include the zoo, different playgrounds/areas for all ages, food huts and restaurant which are excellent value and good quality.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are looking for somewhere to spend a few hours this is a good place. The animals are varied and were very lively, if you have children the place is great with lots of rides and activities for them, it has a large car...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My 11 year old daughter has a thing about sloths and the meet and feed the sloth experience was the 'best present she has ever had'. Sam the keeper was fab, knowledgeable, chatty and really friendly, putting my daughter as ease. We had lots of...More

Thank Zahra M
Reviewed 1 week ago

The penguin encounter experience involves spending some time with the keepers behind the scenes of the Penguin enclosure, then feeding the penguins some fish. We booked this for our 10 year old and 8 year old, it lasted about 40 minutes. The staff were very...More

Thank Isabel S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited Drusillas for the first time with our family (4year old and 15month old) and had an absolutely brilliant day. The zoo is full all types of different animals that you don't alway see at other zoo and you can get very close to...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took the family for Drusillas for a birthday treat (35 now 😔) with my 11 month old son. Ive been here a few times when i was young but first time with my family. To be honest I think he is still a bit too...More

Thank ADZ552
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My 8 year old daughter was lucky enough to be a zoo keeper for the day with Julie. From the very beginning to the end of the day she had an absolute blast. Her day began with preparing the animals food. My husband accompanied her...More

Thank Sandy B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was unsure how much my 9 month old would get out of the trip at such a young age but she absolutely loved it. She was able to go on all of the rides - so sweet seeing her little face enjoying the hello...More

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Viv C
8 August 2018|
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Response from Summerlok | Reviewed this property |
It depends what kind of animals you like. If you are especially keen on small mammals and especially small monkeys, which they have a lot of and they're all lovely, then yes it's worth going without children. I've been with... More
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Cara L
7 August 2018|
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Response from Summerlok | Reviewed this property |
Virtually all the animals have indoor housing for bad weather and fairly generous outdoor areas for good weather and can move freely between. The open air, walk through lemur enclosure is a treat! The bat cave may not be for... More
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6 August 2018|
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Response from SamanthaC107 | Reviewed this property |
No there isn’t a dedicated taxi rank but they do have a “taxi phone” in guest services on the far wall as you walk in (it’s the little stand-alone hut as you walk to the entrance) and I would suggest booking in advance and... More
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