Back in the October half term we were lucky enough to head to Drusillas with my mum, sister and nieces and had a whale of a time. I remember hearing about Drusillas years ago and never got round to going or taking my daughter, who’s now almost 12, when she was younger so it was nice to be able to go en masse and have a great family day out.
Drusillas itself is a small zoo with some great kids play areas and Thomas the Tank Engine ride. As you can see from the pictures we spent rather a long time with all the animals. Plus my little nieces were absolutely thrilled when they stumbled across their favourite character, Scooby Doo. The look on their little faces was absolutely priceless.
We loved the animals (as you can see), they were all so well cared for, very cheeky and inquisitive. The train ride was great although we found the queue rather long for the length of the ride, but then it was during half term so it was to be expected. And of course meeting Scooby Doo was a highlight!
We did find that the walkways were a little too narrow, there was one lady in particular with a double buggy who was finding them very hard to negotiate and people weren’t being particularly kind or helpful towards her while she was struggling around. There are also not many seating areas around the park itself, they appear to be concentrated in a picnic/park area once you get through all of the attractions, which of course is fine unless you have someone with mobility problems or very young children with you, in which case a few more benches would have been useful.
All in all we did have a lovely day out and we all said that if we lived closer or were on holiday in the area, we’d definitely return to Driusillas. There’s lots going on there this Christmas so if you’re in the area it would make for a fantastic day out with the kids.
Please note: A family ticket was received in order that a review of the above mentioned attraction could be carried out.