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Drusillas Park

Alfriston Road near Alfriston East Sussex BN26 5QS 01323 874 100

We say

The people behind this multi-award-winning zoo and adventure park have a keen sense of exactly what youngsters like best. Everything about Drusilla’s is satisfyingly child-friendly, from the animals (mostly small, colourful, cuddly and cute) and the Thomas the Tank Engine show to the restaurant menu, stuffed with healthy salads, crowd-pleasing pasta dishes and, of course, ice cream. The scale of the place is perfect too – though not over-large, it’s packed with interest. Kids can climb inside an observation dome to watch a heart-warming brigade of meerkats at ground level, get nose to nose with ring-tailed lemurs in a walk-through enclosure, or have a flurry of ridiculously colourful lorikeets land on their shoulders, arms and head. If that whets the appetite for something even more hands-on, they can sign up to be a zoo keeper for the day, learning about animal care from the full-time staff.

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Entry prices from £10 in winter to £16.50 on peak days (summer months and holidays), discounts available for families, children under two years free. Keeper for the Day experiences £120–£180.


  • Gift Shop
  • Group Bookings
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Wildlife


April–Oct daily 10am–6pm, Nov–March daily 10am–5pm, closed 24–26 December.

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