Enjoy a great family day out at one of the top tourist attractions in East Sussex. Drusillas is widely regarded as the best small zoo in the country and we’ve created an animal and child friendly, family environment where the focus is always on involvement. It is the perfect getaway for families with children, whether you are looking for things to do in Sussex on your holidays, enjoying a weekend break or simply having a fun day out with the kids. So, get nose to nose with nature and experience the most memorable fun finding out day out you can possibly imagine.
Animals are only half the fun at Drusillas! Our brilliant play areas including Go Wild! and Go Bananas! have masses of climbing, sliding, jumping and swinging fun, thoughtfully separated for different age groups. The interactive maze, Eden’s Eye, takes visitors on an adventure style quest through a host of different worlds and indoors there is Amazon Adventure, a state-of-the-art soft play complex. There are masses of things to do for kids of all ages.
Every day is a Thomas day at Drusillas with Thomas the Tank Engine, Annie and Clarabel offering a train service 362 days a year! Don’t miss Diesel around the track, James in the loco shed, Cranky at Sodor Docks and Bulgy the Bus. The Fat Controller also causes a locomotion when he alights at the Park to take control of the efficient running of the railway, see our event days for more details.
Have you ever wanted to be a Zoo Keeper for the Day at the best zoo in Sussex? Here is your chance! Take a fascinating look behind the scenes, get nose to nose with nature by cleaning, feeding and learning about a variety of exciting and interesting animals including penguins, meerkats and lemurs. Our Zoo Keeper for the Day scheme is a unique and unforgettable treat for anyone who loves animals.
First and foremost Drusillas is a zoo with a great range of exotic animals and an emphasis on education. There are so many things to do and learn and our interactive displays are all designed to bring learning to life. Don't miss the Zoolympics Challenge and remember to pick up your free Animal Spotter Book when you arrive. All in all Drusillas is one of the best family days out in Sussex with plenty of children's activities to keep kids happy and entertained.