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Drusillas Wins Award for ‘Best Family Attraction’

Drusillas Park has been named as ‘Best Family Attraction’ in the Sussex Muddy Stilettos’ awards, after receiving 53.9% of the votes for their category

Drusillas Park has been named as ‘Best Family Attraction’ in the Sussex Muddy Stilettos awards, after receiving 53.9% of the votes for their category.

Muddy Stilettos, ‘The Urban Guide to the Countryside’, is a series of lifestyle blogazines written by journalists across 18 counties in the UK. This year saw over 250,000 people voting in the awards. At one point, the Muddy Stilettos website crashed after a staggering 400 people attempted to vote every 2 seconds.

Director and Head of Marketing, Cassie Poland, said: “We are absolutely delighted to have been rated so highly in these awards. Drusillas Park is constantly evolving and improving. This year we have launched our biggest ever attraction Go Safari! as well as introducing a number of new animals to the zoo, including a giant anteater.”

“The winners are voted for entirely by the public, so it is a real honour to have been named Best Family Attraction by our own visitors.”

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 animal species.

Director, Cassie Poland, commented: “Drusillas would like to say a massive thank you to everyone who voted for us, we couldn’t have done it without their help. I would also like to thank our exceptionally hard working staff, all of whom help to keep Drusillas at such a high standard.” 

For the complete list of winners from the 2017 Muddy Stilettos Awards, enter this address into your browser: https://sussex.muddystilettos.co.uk/awards/

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