FAQ's

We have compiled a list of frequently asked questions which we hope will be helpful to you. 

 

Is Drusillas a Theme Park or a Zoo? 

First and foremost we are a zoo but since the 1920's Drusillas has always had other attractions aimed at children and that mix of zoo and attractions remains today.   

 

What animals have you got at Drusillas?

We have over 100 different species and specialise in smaller exotic animals so we don’t have elephants, lions or tigers but we have lots of family favourites such as monkeys, penguins, meerkats and lemurs. Take look at our Animals page for more information. 

 

What age group is Drusillas aimed at?

Drusillas is aimed primarily at families with children under the age of 12 years old although our animals have universal appeal. All the play areas are specifically designed for children 12 years or under.

 

We are situated just off the A27 near Alfriston. For Sat Navs please use the postcode BN26 5QS or to plan your journey via public transport please visit www.traveline.org.uk. For a map, route planner and further information please see our Directions page.

 

How much does it cost to get into Drusillas?

The admission cost depends on what date you plan to visit and how many people in your party. Please take a look at the coloured price grid on our Times and Prices page for full details. 

 

What does the entry price include?

The admission price includes entry to Drusillas Park including the zoo, access to all the play areas including Go Bananas!, Go Wild!, Amazon Adventure, Eden’s Eye and Explorers Lagoon and unlimited rides on the Thomas & Friends train ride. 

 

Does it cost extra on Event Days?

No, the entry price is the same whether we are holding an Event Day such as Peppa Pig or seasonal specials such as Halloween. At Christmas the price remains the same although there is an additional charge for a meet and greet with Santa that includes a quality gift. Please take a look at our Events page for our full Event listings.

 

Are there additional charges once we are in the Park?

We do offer extra children’s activities at a small additional charge such as Panning for Gold, Dino Dig, Vertical Limit and Penguin Plunge. Take a look at all the fun activities on our Extra Activities page.

 

Where do we go if we have bought Online Tickets? 

On arrival please use any queue towards the Zoo Admission desks to have your ticket validated.

 

Visit our Buy Online Tickets page for the cheapest entry into Drusillas when you book tickets in advance with our Online Price Squeezer. We do not currently work with any external discount voucher websites, however we do send out our own offers and vouchers on a regular basis via our own discount scheme for those people who wish to sign up. We also partake in the Tesco Clubcard Scheme.  

 

How long can you spend at Drusillas?

On average families spend between 4-6 hours in the Park. This is based on market research we have undertaken over the last five years.

 

Is the Park accessible for disabled visitors?

Yes, Drusillas is accessible for all visitors. We offer disabled toilets and changing, disabled parking, and the Park is wheelchair friendly throughout with low level viewing. Wheelchairs are available to hire subject to availability and a refundable £20 deposit. Please read our Access Statement for full details. 

 

Do you have baby changing facilities?

Yes, baby changing facilities are located in all toilets (except those next to the Discovery Centre) and we have a Parent and Baby Room located opposite Mokomos Jungle Rock.

 

Can we buy food at the Park?

Yes you can and we have food to suit all tastes and budgets: homemade lasagne, pasta, a selection of sandwiches and paninis, jacket potatoes, burgers and chips, a self service salad bar plus vegetarian and gluten free options! We have four food and drink outlets which have different opening dates and hours, so please take a look at our Food and Drinks page before you visit us.  

 

Is there a charge for parking? 

No, our car park is free of charge but vehicles are left at owners’ risk.    

 

If you need to leave the Park and re-enter on the same day please stamp your hand clearly with our Drusillas hand stamp situated at the exit gate. To re-enter the Park please go to our Admission Kiosks and show the clear, black stamp on your hand. 

 

Can I get cash at Drusillas?

We do not have a cash machine at Drusillas however you are able to get cashback (with purchase) at our Admission Kiosks, food outlets and shops, if your card allows.

 

What is a Drusillas Club Member?

Our Club Membership scheme provides admission to the Park everyday that Drusillas is open (362 days a year). We have two levels of Membership; Standard and Gold. To learn all about the benefits, take a look at our Annual Club Membership page.

 

Are there rides at Drusillas?

Drusillas Park is the only attraction in the South to have a permanent Thomas & Friends train ride. The ride lasts approximately five minutes and other than our Thomas & Friends ride and a selection of small coin operated sit on rides around the Park there are no other rides.

 

Can we feed the animals?

Whilst you are visiting the zoo we ask that you respect our animals and do not feed or tease them. We do however have animal feeding experiences available to book which range from a one-to-one Keeper for the Day experience to a 30-40 minute Close Encounter experience.

 

Where does Drusillas get its name from?

The founder of Drusillas Park, Captain Douglas Ann named the Park after his wife Drusilla! Click the link for more information on the History of Drusillas Park

 

 

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