What's On

Oct 2016

Sat 8th October
Spider Saturday

Spider Saturday

Discovery Centre

Spider experts from the British Tarantula Society will be displaying some of their most commonly feared animals in the Discovery Centre. The aim of the day is to try and overcome visitors’ phobias, as well as being fun and informative. 

Sat 22nd Oct - Sun 30th October
Halloween Shriek Week

Halloween Shriek Week

Events Arena

If you are bored of all your local haunts, stake out the fun at Drusillas Park over the Halloween period. We’ve conjured up some fang-tastically spooky surprises to keep your little horrors half term happy. 

Tue 25th October
The Fat Controller

The Fat Controller

Tidmouth Hault

The Fat Controller will be causing a locomotion when he alights at the Park to take control of the efficient running of the Thomas & Friends™ railway. Make tracks to Tidmouth Hault and enjoy photo opportunities with Sir Topham Hatt himself.  

Wed 26th October
NEW TO DRUSILLAS FOR 2016 - THE GRUFFALO

NEW TO DRUSILLAS FOR 2016 - THE GRUFFALO

Events Arena

Oh help! Oh no! It’s a gruffalo!  Come to Drusillas Park and see the mystical monster who lives in the deep dark wood.  The fearsome favourite will be meeting brave visitors in the Events Arena at intervals throughout the day.  

Thu 27th October
Hello Kitty

Hello Kitty

Hello Kitty House

Hello Kitty will return to her home at Drusillas on 20 dates during the year! Visit her in her beautiful themed house and have a souvenir photo taken with the cutest girl herself. Meet and greet opportunities will operate at intervals throughout the day. 

Nov 2016

Sat 19th Nov - Fri 23rd December
Meet Santa's Reindeers

Meet Santa's Reindeers

Events Arena

Visitors will get the chance to meet two of Santa’s reindeers! Rudolph’s relatives, will be meeting visitors throughout the day in the Events Arena. 

Meet Father Christmas

Meet Father Christmas

Santa's Christmas Cottage

Saturday 19th November onwards (weekends only) 
Thursday 15th – Friday 23rd December (daily)

Of course, no festivities would be complete without the star attraction and visitors will not be disappointed as Father Christmas makes a welcome return to the zoo. Visit him in his cosy Christmas Cottage and for an additional charge of £11 children can meet Santa and receive an early Christmas gift. 

Hug a Husky

Hug a Husky

The Ice Cave

Saturday 19th November onwards (weekends only): 10.30am – 5pm
15th, 16th, 19th and 20th December: 1pm – 5pm
21st, 22nd and 23rd December: 10.30am – 5pm 

Back by popular demand, visitors will have the opportunity to hug a husky at the zoo. The two cuddly canines will be meeting visitors in the Ice Cave; you’d be barking mad to miss it.  

Sat 19th November - Mon 2nd January
Winter Wonderland Illuminations

Winter Wonderland Illuminations

Events Arena

We will be switching on our Winter Wonderland Illuminations at 3.30pm with a light show at 4.30pm daily, synchronised to music. Young revellers can expect to see a host of magical creatures in the ice-capped kingdom, adding some extra sparkle to the festive season. 

Sat 26th November
Hello Kitty

Hello Kitty

Hello Kitty House

Hello Kitty will return to her home at Drusillas on 20 dates during the year! Visit her in her beautiful themed house and have a souvenir photo taken with the cutest girl herself. Meet and greet opportunities will operate at intervals throughout the day. 

Dec 2016

Sat 19th Nov - Fri 23rd December
Meet Santa's Reindeers

Meet Santa's Reindeers

Events Arena

Visitors will get the chance to meet two of Santa’s reindeers! Rudolph’s relatives, will be meeting visitors throughout the day in the Events Arena. 

Meet Father Christmas

Meet Father Christmas

Santa's Christmas Cottage

Saturday 19th November onwards (weekends only) 
Thursday 15th – Friday 23rd December (daily)

Of course, no festivities would be complete without the star attraction and visitors will not be disappointed as Father Christmas makes a welcome return to the zoo. Visit him in his cosy Christmas Cottage and for an additional charge of £11 children can meet Santa and receive an early Christmas gift. 

Hug a Husky

Hug a Husky

The Ice Cave

Saturday 19th November onwards (weekends only): 10.30am – 5pm
15th, 16th, 19th and 20th December: 1pm – 5pm
21st, 22nd and 23rd December: 10.30am – 5pm 

Back by popular demand, visitors will have the opportunity to hug a husky at the zoo. The two cuddly canines will be meeting visitors in the Ice Cave; you’d be barking mad to miss it.  

Sat 19th November - Mon 2nd January
Winter Wonderland Illuminations

Winter Wonderland Illuminations

Events Arena

We will be switching on our Winter Wonderland Illuminations at 3.30pm with a light show at 4.30pm daily, synchronised to music. Young revellers can expect to see a host of magical creatures in the ice-capped kingdom, adding some extra sparkle to the festive season. 

Sat 31st December
The Fat Controller

The Fat Controller

Tidmouth Hault

The Fat Controller will be causing a locomotion when he alights at the Park to take control of the efficient running of the Thomas & Friends™ railway. Make tracks to Tidmouth Hault and enjoy photo opportunities with Sir Topham Hatt himself.  

Jan 2017

Sat 19th November - Mon 2nd January
Winter Wonderland Illuminations

Winter Wonderland Illuminations

Events Arena

We will be switching on our Winter Wonderland Illuminations at 3.30pm with a light show at 4.30pm daily, synchronised to music. Young revellers can expect to see a host of magical creatures in the ice-capped kingdom, adding some extra sparkle to the festive season. 

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