What's On

Oct 2017

Sat 7th 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 21st Oct - Sun 29th 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.

Click here to see our full Halloween events break down!

Tue 24th 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. 

Wed 25th October
Scooby-Doo

Scooby-Doo

Events Arena

Crime solving Scooby-Doo will be coming to meet budding detectives at various intervals throughout the day. Come and investigate with the cowardly hero but don't forget the Scooby snacks! 

Nov 2017

Santa's Christmas Cottage

Santa's Christmas Cottage

Events Arena

Saturday 18th November onwards (weekends only) 
Thursday 14th – Saturday 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 on off-peak days and £15 on-peak days children can meet Santa and receive an early Christmas gift. please view our Santa calendar for full price details:

November 

December

Hug a Husky

Hug a Husky

The Ice Cave

Weekends from Sat 18th Nov onwards.

Daily from 14th - 23rd December

On 14th, 15th, 18th & 19th the huskies will be here 1-5pm 

On all other days the huskies will be here 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 18th Nov - Sat 23rd December
 Meet Santa's Reindeer

Meet Santa's Reindeer

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.

Seasonal Fayre

Seasonal Fayre

Station Buffet

Saturday 18th November onwards (weekends only) 

Thurs 14th – Sat 23rd December (daily) 

Get into the spirit of Christmas with a seasonal glass of mulled wine and yummy mince pies! You can also enjoy warm fresh doughnuts all available from Station Buffet, next to the Safari Express railway. 

The Hello Kitty Parlour

The Hello Kitty Parlour

Hello Kitty Parlour

The Parlour will be open: weekends from November 18th and then daily from the 20th December for the East Sussex Christmas school holidays.

Pop into The Parlour for festive tattoos and the opportunity to have your face painted as a reindeer, a fairy or even a Christmas pud! 

 

Sat 18th November - Mon 1st January
Winter Wonderland Illuminations

Winter Wonderland Illuminations

Events Arena

Drusillas will be switching on their Winter Wonderland Illuminations all day 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. 

Dec 2017

Santa's Christmas Cottage

Santa's Christmas Cottage

Events Arena

Saturday 18th November onwards (weekends only) 
Thursday 14th – Saturday 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 on off-peak days and £15 on-peak days children can meet Santa and receive an early Christmas gift. please view our Santa calendar for full price details:

November 

December

Hug a Husky

Hug a Husky

The Ice Cave

Weekends from Sat 18th Nov onwards.

Daily from 14th - 23rd December

On 14th, 15th, 18th & 19th the huskies will be here 1-5pm 

On all other days the huskies will be here 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 18th Nov - Sat 23rd December
 Meet Santa's Reindeer

Meet Santa's Reindeer

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.

Seasonal Fayre

Seasonal Fayre

Station Buffet

Saturday 18th November onwards (weekends only) 

Thurs 14th – Sat 23rd December (daily) 

Get into the spirit of Christmas with a seasonal glass of mulled wine and yummy mince pies! You can also enjoy warm fresh doughnuts all available from Station Buffet, next to the Safari Express railway. 

The Hello Kitty Parlour

The Hello Kitty Parlour

Hello Kitty Parlour

The Parlour will be open: weekends from November 18th and then daily from the 20th December for the East Sussex Christmas school holidays.

Pop into The Parlour for festive tattoos and the opportunity to have your face painted as a reindeer, a fairy or even a Christmas pud! 

 

Sat 18th November - Mon 1st January
Winter Wonderland Illuminations

Winter Wonderland Illuminations

Events Arena

Drusillas will be switching on their Winter Wonderland Illuminations all day 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. 

Thu 21st December
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. 

Jan 2018

Sat 18th November - Mon 1st January
Winter Wonderland Illuminations

Winter Wonderland Illuminations

Events Arena

Drusillas will be switching on their Winter Wonderland Illuminations all day 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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