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Drusillas Park

Alfriston, East Sussex, BN26 5QS

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Girl in front of Christmas tree at Drusillas Park, Alfriston, East Sussex


Lose yourself in a world of magic this Christmas at Drusillas Park! Come and experience the enchantment first-hand from Saturday 23rd November – Monday 23rd December. Bring your little elves to meet Father Christmas in his cosy Christmas Cottage, marvel at the 24-foot Christmas tree, sample some festive foods and meet real life Huskies in the Ice Cave!  For more info on Drusillas’ magical Christmas events and to book Santa tickets visit the website.

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:

  • Lesley P
    Crowborough, United Kingdom
    Brilliant for kids and adults
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 6th November 2019
    Very informative re animals and interactive to keep kids interested. Play area and rides excellent spent all day there certainly value for money spent Read full review
  • lotte2
    London, United Kingdom
    Amazing zoo keeper for the day experience for my 8 year old daughter
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 10th November 2019
    Review by Lily aged 8: I did the zoo keeper for the day experience and I was amazed at how much you do and how kind the zoo keepers were.I got to feed the animals, clean out poo (which was a bit... Read full review
  • Joe A
    London, United Kingdom
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    Friends getaway
    Fascinating animals
    4 of 5 stars
    Friday, 15th November 2019
    If you are hoping to see the big five , then you will be disappointed . However , any such disappointment would be counteracted by the vast array of cute animals on display. The antics of the... Read full review

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Opening Times

2019 (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)


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Special Offers

  • Kids Go Half Price! Drusillas Zooper Black Friday Offer!
    Get ready for an early Christmas treat! On Friday 29th November, Saturday 30th November and Sunday 1st December 2019 Drusillas Park in Alfriston are offering a whopping 50% off entry for kids!*

    In order to receive this offer, you must be signed up to the Drusillas mailing list by 12pm on Thursday 28th November 2019. To sign up to the mailing list, simply visit and subscribe using the sign up form at the bottom of the page.
    *Terms and conditions apply, please see the terms listed below:
    This offer is valid from Friday 29th November - Sunday 1st December 2019 only.
    This offer admits one child for half price when accompanied by an Annual Member or an adult paying the full individual entrance price at the gate, on the day.
    This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers including Tesco vouchers, online tickets or any other free or discounted entry tickets.
    Each accompanying adult can only receive a discount for one child.
    There is no flexibility to change to any other dates.
    To obtain the offer, please download and bring the voucher with you to show at the entry gate. If you are unable to print this email, we will accept copies shown on mobile devices.

    More offers like this - Black Friday and Cyber Monday

    • Dan and son at Christmas
  • Buy advanced Drusillas tickets online and receive over 10% off the ‘At the Gate’ price
    Drusillas also runs its own discount scheme and send out ad-hoc offers throughout the year. Sign up via their homepage to receive seasonal offers, discounts and updates

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