Drusillas is based in Alfriston, East Sussex so is only a 40-minute drive for us, which is perfect as it means we can leave home just after rush hour and be at the park for the opening of 10am.
There is so much to do at the park, we spent 6 hours there, and we could have easily spent a lot longer! Here's our itinerary of the day:
The morning was spent walking around the zoo. Drusillas supply animal spotter books and Zoolympics Challenge record books which are a great additional to the trail, the kids loved completing these and made learning about the animals even more fun.
The route works out nicely for timings, as we finished the animal section we come across the park and seating areas for lunch. There are plenty of eating establishments and seating. We took our own lunch with us and sat in the shade and watched Thomas go by.
Whilst roaming around the play area the boys spotted the new 'get wet' area, and yes off came the T-Shirts and they went running through the fountains before we knew it. Now, I did know there was a water section, but I hadn't packed trunks, for no real reason other than I wasn't convinced it wasn't going to rain, forgetting kids don't care about that sort of thing!
There was no concern with getting the boys away from the water as they had been looking forward to taking a ride on Thomas the Tank Engine since passing him at the beginning of the day, so I just had to merely mention Thomas and that was enough to have the boys running back to get changed.
We made our way across the tracks and headed to the Hello Kitty section. There are 3 rides in this section, which are not manned full time when it's off peak due to the low numbers, so we only went on 2 of the 3 rides.... but that didn't stop the boys going on the hopper twice in a row.
Drusillas never gets old for us and this year there are some really cool events coming up:
Creepy Crawlies Weekend on 16th & 17th July
(can't see daddy wanting to come to that one)
Leo & Raph (TMNT) are visiting on 3rd August - that's a must.
I'm wondering if the kids will mind me getting a photo with Raph? Max is already counting down the days to see Leo!
Halloween Shriek Week in October - perfect birthday present for Max I feel.
Winter Wonderland Illuminations - These runs from November to 2nd January
I do rather fancy that visit too, I think that would be a spectacular site.
So as you can see, there is a lot to do on any day, whatever the weather. I love Drusillas and I will forever use their penguin and giraffe marks as points in time to show how much my son has grown!
Thank you, Drusillas Park, for a lovely day, and for all my boys for being reasonably good too ;-)