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Drusillas Park Listed as a Finalist in the 2019 Family Favourites Awards

After a record number of nominations, Drusillas Park has been listed as a finalist in The Days Out With The Kids ‘2019 Family Favourites Awards’. The Sussex based attraction is hoping to scoop the award for ‘Best Animal Day Out in London and the South East’.

Running against six other local attractions, the competition for the top space is hot. Drusillas has now reached the finals and needs everyone’s help in jumping the last hurdle to claim the top spot. There are only few weeks in which to vote, and the lines are now open. Voting closes on September 30th 2019.

If you would like to support Drusillas in the awards you can vote for them by going to: and clicking into ‘London and South East Finalists’.

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Director and Head of Marketing, Cassie Poland, said: “We are absolutely delighted to have been nominated in these awards and to have reached the finals. Drusillas Park is constantly evolving and improving; we introduce new animals and attractions every year and are constantly adding value.”

“This year we have launched a brand-new attraction, The Rainforest Carousel, which is the first of its kind in the UK! We have completely overhauled and re-vamped our Maze, which re-launched as Mungo’s Adventure Maze last month. We have also hosted some exciting events and have been visited by television characters such as PAW Patrol, the PJ Masks, Peppa Pig and more.”
“The winners are voted for entirely by the public, so it is a real honour to have been nominated as Best Animal Day Out in London and the South East. We are just thrilled to have been nominated and feel that this award is a true testament to the hard work and dedication all our staff put in to providing an exceptional visitor attraction.”

Drusillas Park is a family run business founded in 1925, when the late Captain Ann bought a derelict farm, 20 acres of land and opened the cottage to sell teas to passing motorists. He named the tea rooms after his first wife Drusilla, adding attractions and animals to help boost trade.

Drusillas remained in the Ann family until 1997 when it was acquired by current owners Laurence and Christine Smith, after selling a nationwide recruitment business. Joined today by daughters Cassie and Caroline, the Smiths have invested heavily in the Park over the past few years and today the Park is home to over one hundred different exotic animals.

Director, Cassie Poland, commented: “We would absolutely love to win and hope that our supporters will help us to reach our goal. It takes less than a minute to vote, and we will really appreciate it! We are up against some tough competition, so we are really hoping to win!”

“I would also like to take a minute to thank all of our exceptionally hard-working staff, all of whom help to keep Drusillas performing at such a high standard and have ultimately led us to our nomination this year.”

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