So I was looking for some where not too far away to take my nephew for his birthday. He is only just a year old and my first 2 choices of Bocketts farm and the sealife center were already picked by other family members. Having not had any little ones in family for a while I puzzled to find something that we might all enjoy for the day.
Drusillas park in East Sussex seemed to be a good choice and was only £35 for two adults when you booked online (children under 2 go for free).
Drusillas has several animal exhibits and walk through attractions as well as kids rides and play areas. I was also pleased to see open picnic areas with plenty of seating and lots of bins, including recycling bins!
I know that recycling bins might not seem important on a day out but anyone who has ever spoken to me will know that I do get my knickers in twist if I can put something in the correct bin and I have been know to carry empty packets and cans in bag until I get home.
There was plenty of parking and no que to get in but as soon as your through the gate your straight in the exhibit and as we went on a Saturday it was very busy with lots and lots of children and almost as many pushchairs. Now having just got through the gate we wanted to get our barrings and decide where to go but that wasn't really possible as everyone else seemed to think the same thing but no one was really going any where. I wasn't even able to look at any of the exhibits on the way in as I was busy trying to make sure I didn't run over the children who were standing in the way with the push chair.
It's important to remember that this is not a big park and it was easily manageable to get around, even if you have little legs. I do think it was good value for money and it was great to be able to buy online before hand, however there were some points I need to raise:
I don't like to end on a negative so I would like to say that with the exception of the above the animal exhibits were not only interesting to look at but seemed to well thought out in terms of their residents welfare and behavioral needs as well as providing a good viewing experience. I would perhaps say that the park is better suited to children over 5 who can really enjoy all the play facilities and if you do visit and see the teletubbie land ask a member staff "why?"