Christmas at Drusillas Park

Yesterday we were really excited to go to Drusillas Park in Alfriston, East Sussex and meet Father Christmas.

Chloe is 7 and Katie is 4, So completely into the magic of Christmas, Jake at 18 months is a little too young to understand but enjoys the lights and excitement.

As we walked into the most Christmassy part of the park we walked through some pretty blue lights overhead, my photo doesn’t do it justice.

All of the Father Christmas slots are scheduled so no queuing which was fantastic!

Whilst we waited we visited the Husky’s and were able to stroke them, this was a really cool experience for us and the children.

Then we went to meet Father Christmas! We were greeted by Mrs Claus and the Elves! Who were super friendly and helpful. The children were given a carrot to pass to Father Christmas for his reindeer.

As we walked in to Father Christmas Grotto it was lovely and warm and Father Christmas was asleep and then told the girls all about his reindeer, they really felt at ease and told him what they would like for Christmas. ( they often go quiet ) he was so friendly and then gave all three a lovely gift each. I won’t show it as will leave it as a surprise.

Then we left the grotto and there was a photo opportunity on a sleigh! ( To take yourself )

Next we moved onto enjoying some rides together, the girls and Jake especially loved the rainforest carousel

And of course we then went on the Hello Kitty rides, the car ride is always a winner with our three.

We then took a walk around the Zoo! The children loved seeing all of the creatures.

Here’s just a few!

If you are visiting soon, you are in for a treat.

So Christmas is now at Drusillas Park, an additional fee is paid on top of entry to see Father Christmas. He is there until the 23rd December 2019. Tickets can be booked at www.Drusillas.co.uk or as a gift idea how about buying a membership gift voucher or a Drusillas Close encounter experience!

I just wanted to add as well that next year Drusillas Park are announcing a new Jurassic Attraction in 2020 with several animatronic and model dinosaurs who will move into the park!

We were kindly gifted entry in exchange for a social media review.

Drusillas Park

We were lucky enough to go to Drusillas Park over the Easter bank holiday when the weather was perfectly sunny and warm. Drusillas is a Zoo and Adventure Park with rides and lots of fun areas to play. Our children: Chloe (6) Katie (3) Jake ( nearly 1) came along for a very exciting day out.

Zoo Animals to see

Upon arriving we were able to park straight away close to the entrance, the queue to enter the park moved really quickly around five minutes baring in mind it was a bank holiday Monday too.

When we walked in the girls were able to pick up stamp books ( free of charge ) there is a stamp station next to each animal in the book, the children need to spot the animal.

Stamp when you spot the animal
Amazing Penguins
Beautiful Flamingos

On certain days the park has Characters there to meet! On the day we went PJ Masks were in residence, after queuing it was well worth it! The Characters spent a good amount of time talking to my children then posing for photos. They made the girls so happy and now they love watching PJ Masks!

Meeting PJ Masks

Next the girls were desperate to go to the water play area, it’s great because it’s really safe and there are lots of benches and Astro turf that parents/ carers can sit and watch their children have fun! Plus it’s next to the park area, which my girls loved and didn’t want to leave! We even went back later in the day. The refillable slush I think it was around £3 for a refillable cup then £1 a top up, because it was so warm she went back a few times, was definitely a firm favourite with my Eldest Daughter. We didn’t go to the soft play because it was a very warm day but have in the past and it’s an amazing size soft play area that is well looked after.

Banana Swings

Next we went to the Hello Kitty Rides, even for a bank holiday there were barely any queue’s amazing! So the girls went on the rides again and again.

Hello Kitty car ride
This ride was a firm favourite

We then went and brought lunch from the Explorers Cafe, I felt there was a good selection and a self serve salad bar which had a good selection. It came to around £22 for 4 of us to eat ( Baby Jake ate a bit of our meals and some food i’d brought with me. )

Then time for more rides, the new Rainforest Carousel, which was so beautiful and the girls loved riding on it with their Dad standing alongside their horses, Chloe (6) found the giant Elephant in front of the ride that made funny noises hilarious!

New this year! Rainforest Carousel
Giant noise making Elephant

Thank you for a wonderful day Drusillas, the girls can’t wait to come back, and are already asking me! It really was the perfect family day and I’d highly recommend to other Parents.

So much fun!

We were kindly given entry to the park by Drusillas in exchange for this review and Instagram coverage all opinions are my own. ( Instagram story’s in my highlights under ‘Days Out’ )