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★★★★★

“Lovely day out!”

Written on: 09/09/2014 by Diorgirl (1 review written)

I have been to drusillas many times before as a child, now I'm taking my children to drusillas I must say the improvement they have made over the years is really quite something, loads of very interesting animals to see, we especially enjoyed the bats, otters, and the green iguanas. we were a little disappointed we couldn't see the sloths but they were hidden away sleeping but got a Glimpse of one fast asleep, we went after the half term break so the park was nice and quite and we all got very… Read Full Review

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★★★☆☆

“cramped and pricey”

Written on: 01/08/2013 by holly2oo1 (1 review written)

Not a bad day out apart from the price and the lack of seating and shade . we found it very cramped they need improve the seating with shade… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Excellent full day out - great value for money”

Written on: 21/08/2011

Had a wonderful day, there's so much to do. It's a full day out. The layout is great, you are guided through all of the animals, which is both fun and educational for the children. The girls loved stamping all of their books when they saw the animals. You can also feed the parrots, they sit on your arm whilst you feed them special nectar which the children loved. There's lots of fun , engaging and entertaining things to do and see along the zoo route. There's even… Read Full Review

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“Been going here with my kids for 12 years now. They...”

Written on: 01/02/2011 by Tafkar66 (25 reviews written)

Been going here with my kids for 12 years now. They are 10 and 13 years old now and still love it.

It is really geared for the under 5's and primary school children - but still a great day out for all.

Spacious and easy to see all the animals. Great play area etc. Food and drink a bit pricey so if you're on a budget take a packed lunch (plenty of benches and tables to eat at) and just buy cold drinks and ice creams.

Easy to walk around for the older and wheelchair users. Lots of seating… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Very enjoyable day out for all the family, bit pricy...”

Written on: 17/08/2010

Very enjoyable day out for all the family, bit pricy but well worth it considering what you get for this. Went with three young children (4, 5 and 7) my partner and mother.. all of them loved it! we got there at opening time at 10 and were asked politley to leave at quarter past 6 (even though they shut at 6)! They have some cute animals (little monkeys and rabbits etc) they have funny animals (meerkats and penguins) and some unusual animals (Capybara and binturong)! The play area is fantastic… Read Full Review

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“What a disappointment!! After bigging up the event to...”

Written on: 09/06/2010

What a disappointment!! After bigging up the event to my 3 year old, we set off on a 2 hour journey, and paid nearly 40 pounds for a family of 3. The zoo was ok, although for a child of 3, he was not interested which was totally understandable. The highlight for him was to go on all the slides and go on Thomas.
Well, we went on all the slides, and not one actually allowed you to 'slide'. They were so sticky and all the other children had the same problem. It was heartbreaking that when your… Read Full Review

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Sussexbelle's Comment

Written on: 29/12/2012

I've read this and all I can think is what a sad person you must be
3 year old not interested in animals? Would be the first 3 year old I've ever met who doesn't love monkeys, meerkats and flamingos!

Sounds to me like your attitude ruined the day. Not the zoo

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★★★★☆

“I can understand the comments about the value for...”

Written on: 25/04/2010 by Daphne Tore (2 reviews written)

I can understand the comments about the value for money at Drusillas, it is a bit expensive to get in, but not if your local and have a brain! We pay for yearly membership and if you go at least 4 times in a year we save money, we go at least once a month and also take a packed lunch, so its a fun, cheap day out for us. The animals are mostly small ones, don't expect elephants, lions etc. but there are many types of Lemurs, Fennec Foxes, Servals, Macaques, Meerkats, plus all the pet things from… Read Full Review

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“I am truly shocked to see some of these reviews,...”

Written on: 21/11/2009

I am truly shocked to see some of these reviews, someone has said that all there is at drusillas is pets and farm animals so you may as well go to a farm??!! what?? So do you get; servels, 4 species of lemur, otters, 5 species of marmoset, meerkats, prarie dogs, fennec foxes, racoons, 2 species of penguins, 5 species of tamarins, flamingos, capybara, mara, beavers, gibbons, macaques, squirrel monkeys, porcupines, rodrigues fruit bats, dwarf crocodiles,coatis, saki monkeys, diana monkeys… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“Basically, the Drusillas Park zoo seems to be...”

Written on: 11/07/2009

Basically, the Drusillas Park zoo seems to be reverting to Victorian times. Enclosures seem designed purely for visitors' benefit rather than with the animals in mind, and very few have any private areas for the animals to get out of the public view. The whole place feels cramped, as though they're trying to cram as much in as possible, and there are far too many signs. Rather than have so many signs pushing their products, a few clear indications as to where, for instance, toilets are would… Read Full Review

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★★☆☆☆

“Lovely play park, small zoo with mostly farm animals. ...”

Written on: 24/06/2009

Lovely play park, small zoo with mostly farm animals. Very expensive for a 2 year old - same price as an adult! nearly £25 for one adult and one child! Should be concessions for young children!… Read Full Review

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“Visited Drusillas Park with adult friend & 2...”

Written on: 30/05/2009

Visited Drusillas Park with adult friend & 2 grandchildren on 29/5/09. Overpriced entrance fee offering poor value for money especially with additional charges for wall & bouncy castle once inside.
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★★★★☆

“Drusillas Park was very expensive, to have to pay full...”

Written on: 27/05/2009 by emb34 (1 review written)

Drusillas Park was very expensive, to have to pay full adult price for a 2 year old seems a bit much. Considering it was bank holiday weekend, and predicted glorious weather i was surprised how long it took us to get in to the park, not all the desks were open. having said that, the Thomas the Tank Engine attraction made my son's day, albeit a very short ride, and you didn't get to see much! I can see if we lived closer a years membership would be better value. The "zoo" was slightly… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“Fantastic value for money. You only need to go three...”

Written on: 20/12/2008

Fantastic value for money. You only need to go three times in a year to make it worth the membership fee, far better than most where you'd need to go twice a month to make it worthwhile.
I would recommend Drusillas to anyone with young children, we'll probably be members for at least the next 8 years… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Great day out. My son really enjoyed it as did the...”

Written on: 28/08/2008

Great day out. My son really enjoyed it as did the adults! Great play areas, things to do etc. Animals were good. Very much worth the money!! Would go again if we visit near there again!!… Read Full Review

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“ £12.50 for a two year old to visit - £50 for a...”

Written on: 27/08/2008

£12.50 for a two year old to visit - £50 for a family of 4.
A fair price for such a tiny zoo should only be around £20 for a family of 4. Most of the animals are either pets or British animals eg rats, mice, guinea pigs, cows, goats, pigs etc. There is a 90 second Thomas the Tank Engine ride in which you see the back of all the buildings, some bushes, half a red train and 2 llama - that is literally it. For the same price or cheaper you can visit London or Whipsnade Zoo, which are both… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“My first visit (August 2008) and I am VERY impressed. ”

Written on: 19/08/2008 by porgina (1 review written)

My first visit (August 2008) and I am VERY impressed.
Privately run zoo, that has happy staff who genuinely appear to like working there.
All the animals have interesting habitats and you can get really close to some of them. eg: the Lemurs, which are in an 'open' area and will jump on your shoulders etc.
No big cats etc - but lots of really interesting exotic animals.
Plenty of play areas with modern attractions such as rock climbing and trampolines etc.
Clean and very well run - easy to find… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“Plenty to see and lots of play areas for the kids,...”

Written on: 16/08/2008 by kazzie13 (2 reviews written)

Plenty to see and lots of play areas for the kids, however we did find it quite expensive.
Overall an enjoyable day out that I'd recommend… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Animals are lovely at the Drusillas Zoo Park. It was...”

Written on: 14/02/2008

Animals are lovely at the Drusillas Zoo Park. It was amazing apart from the monkey near the Flamingos which was not trained very well it was very SCARY. Nothing bad apart from badly tempered monkeys… Read Full Review

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Psyonic's Comment

Written on: 22/04/2008

They are not performing chimps, none of them are 'trained'. Animals have bad days, the same as us humans. I have been to Drusillas hundreds of times and never had any problems. I do agree with your comment on the value for money, it is expensive as a one off trip, but we are members and its much better value for money. Dean

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