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Autumn Improvements at Drusillas!

PUBLISHED 01/09/21

Drusillas is committed to providing the best day out possible and it is vital we take on board customer feedback in order to do this. Providing the best day out means we must continue to redevelop and invest in all our attractions, so we are making some important and exciting improvements this Autumn and wanted to give you a heads up to help you prepare for your visit.

New Coati Enclosure

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We are very excited to announce we will be working on a brand new enclosure in the centre of the Zoo to house our inquisitive and friendly group of coatis. We’ll be combining our current rabbit and guinea pig enclosure with our current kookaburra and parma wallaby enclosure to make one large space. The enclosure will be a beautiful, almost 360-degree space, giving visitors a fantastic overview of the coatis and some brilliant immersive viewing areas. This exciting new project will start in the middle of September and the estimated timeline is between 12 and 16 weeks. Keep your eyes on our social media for updates and pictures of the development in action!

Go Bananas! – Phase 2

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After listening to our visitors, we committed to upgrading and improving our under 6 Go Bananas! play area in 2021. Phase 1 was completed in June of this year which saw new swings installed, a fresh paint job to tidy up those tired areas, and a general spruce up. From 6th September, Phase 2 of this project will start, which will include the renovation of all brickwork and pathways, and installation of new artificial grass throughout the whole play area. This work is due to take four weeks to complete (weather depending). Go Bananas! has been an extremely popular part of Drusillas for the last 15 years and we hope with these improvements it will continue to be loved by our littlest visitors for many years to come.

Halloween

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Last year’s Halloween was sandwiched between two national lockdowns so we were restricted in what we could offer our horror fans… so this year, we are planning for bigger, better, and even more eerie excitement including Haunted Heights, creepy crawly encounters, freaky face painting, and hundreds of pumpkins, spiders, skeletons and ghastly decorations so you can capture that perfect spooky selfie. And beware around the park, so you aren't caught out by our live action floating sugar skull witch! You know what they say… if you’ve got it, haunt it!

AND FINALLY, something is coming…

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We are currently working on a VERY exciting, top secret, new attraction which we’ve been planning for the last 18 months. We can’t wait to finally be able to reveal this exciting project which we are hoping to open this Autumn.  

It’s critically important that we constantly invest and improve Drusillas, so our attractions continue to evolve over time. We are very confident that with our post-COVID strategy in place, all our visitors will continue to enjoy themselves and the new attractions we create at the Park. Where possible we are trying our best to mitigate any disruption to your visit whilst we carry out these works.

We thank you all for your patience whilst we make these exciting improvements for the benefit for everyone!

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