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Drusillas Park

Alfriston, East Sussex, BN26 5QS

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Children on a leopard funfair ride at Drusillas Park, Alfriston, East Sussex


Drusillas is reopening on 26 June in a limited capacity (zoo, takeaway and toilets), with the remaining facilities opening on 4 July subject to government guidance. Please read this page and book online before visiting.


Widely regarded as the best small zoo in Europe, the award-winning Drusillas Park in East Sussex offers a fun finding-out day out for all the family.

With over one hundred different animal species, there is plenty to enthral every visitor - young or old! Come and see some amazing animals, from meerkats to sloths, to penguins, lemurs, monkeys and more.

Don’t miss out on the amazing walk-through enclosures; get nose to nose with a curious group of ring-tailed lemurs in Lemurland, then grab a nectar pot and feed the friendly flock of rainbows lorikeets in Lory Landing. Animal nuts will also love exploring the bat cave and spotting all the furry faces along the zoo route, including Oli and Diego the giant anteaters and the lovable sloths Flash and Gordon.

However, animals are only half the fun! Kids will adore all the themed adventure play areas. Watch as your little ones make like a monkey and swing, jump and climb across Go Wild!, Go Bananas! and Amazon Adventure. Plus don’t forget to take a detour through the Hello Kitty Secret Garden! There’s even a chance to grab your swimming costume and splash about on the Get Wet! splash pad.

Give Christopher Columbus a run for his money as you explore the African themed attraction Go Safari! Take to the skies with the Hippopotobus, speed through the air upon the back of a Flying Cheetah or journey deep into the heart of the zoo aboard the Safari Express train.

Plus, don’t miss the beautifully mesmerising Rainforest Carousel – the first of its kind in the UK! Climb upon your favourite animal and be enchanted by the wonders of the rainforest as you soar up and down on this classic ride with a captivating jungle twist.

Located just off the A27 at Alfriston, Drusillas Park is open daily from 10am. For further details please telephone 01323 874100, email or visit




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Recent Reviews:

  • 900annemariek
    Amazing Zoo Keeper day
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 23rd September 2020
    My daughters April lockdown birthday present was be a zookeeper for the day, she was so excited. She's 10! We spent the day with a lovely lady and despite their being a few restrictions, masks... Read full review
  • paul19602013
    Brighton, United Kingdom
    Excellent local zoo
    5 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 26th September 2020
    We visited with our granddaughter who thoroughly enjoyed seeing all the animals. We visited in the afternoon so it wasn't as busy and we were able to social distance comfortably. Well laid out zoo... Read full review
  • sueye
    Havant, United Kingdom
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    Amazing day out, covid ready 👍🏽
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 29th September 2020
    We chose to wait and go off peak, we feel safer with less people around, numbers of visitors are limited. Lots of reminders to sanitize/wash hands. Glad we were able to get out for the day and help... Read full review

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COVID-19 Response

  • 1m distancing in place
  • 2m distancing in place - We are doing two meters in as many places as we can.
  • Advance booking essential - Online booking is strongly advised, we do have a small number of gate tickets available on the day but these are sold on a first come first served basis, and once we hit capacity we will have to restrict at the gate entries. The only way to 100% guarantee entry to book ticket in advance online:
  • Capacity limit - We are operating at less than 50% capacity
  • Clear signage - We have over 100 social distancing signs and floor markings in place around Drusillas
  • Contactless payment possible - Contactless payment is strongly encouraged but we can still accept cash.
  • COVID-19 measures in place
  • COVID-19 risk assessment completed
  • COVID-19 staff training completed
  • Floors clearly marked for social distancing
  • Food available during COVID-19 restrictions - Takeaway and Order and Collect food is available from our Oasis and Explorers catering outlets
  • Hand sanitizer available to visitors & staff - We have installed over 70 hand sanitising stations around the Park, as well as ample hand washing facilities available in all of our bathrooms.
  • Hygiene screens in place - Hygiene screens are in place in our Visitor Services Office, gates, retail outlets and catering outlets.
  • Interactive displays closed - Drusillas is designed for children, so many of our interactive exhibits are still operating. They are cleaned regularly and sanitiser is available before and after use. Drusillas has clear signage saying these interactives are used at the discretion of parents. A few interactives are closed, but these are clearly marked.
  • One way system - Drusillas' zoo route is strictly one way.
  • Open now - Drusillas is open with social distancing measures in place. Visitors can view a full list of what’s open here: /
  • Outside seating
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Queuing system
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Socially distanced spaced seating
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands

Opening Times

Drusillas Park (1 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)


  • Drusillas safety video


  • Visit BritainWe're Good to Go We're Good to Go 2020

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