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Drusillas Park


Type:Animal Collection / Zoo

nr Eastbourne, East Sussex, Alfriston, East Sussex, BN26 5QS

Tel: +44 01323 874100

Drusillas Park


Christmas at Drusillas and Santa’s Grotto

Experience the winter magic first hand at Drusillas Park this year! They’ve hung up their stockings by their chimney with care, in the knowledge that Saint Nick soon will be there!

Take your little monkeys to visit Santa Claus in his cosy Christmas Cottage and come face-to-face with a husky at the zoo before getting your face painted as a reindeer, fairy or even a Christmas pud!

Enjoy their festive Christmas lights while you sip your mulled wine and tuck into a yummy mince pie, as Drusillas fills your little ones with Christmas cheer!

For more information and exact dates, call 01323 874100 or visit

Widely known as the best small zoo in Europe, Drusillas Park offers a fun-tastic day out that includes animals, adventure play and rides!

With the zoo at the heart of Drusillas you’ll come face to face with hundreds of exotic animals, from monkeys and meerkats to penguins and pandas, and be sure not to miss the walk-through enclosures – Lemurland and Lory Landing. However, animals are only half the fun! Your little monkeys will adore themed adventure play areas including Go Wild!, Go Bananas!, Amazon Adventure and Get Wet! - the ultimate splash pad experience! And don’t miss both Hello Kitty Secret Garden with three popular rides in a beautiful garden setting or the roar-some attraction Go Safari! where you’ll soar into the skies with the exciting Hippopotobus and Flying Cheetah rides or adventure through the zoo on the Safari Express train.


OPEN DAILY from 10am (closed 24/25/26 Dec). Located just off the A27 in Alfriston, East Sussex, about 7 miles from Eastbourne. Tel: 01323 874100 or visit the website

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Blue Days (weekends, school holidays & our more popular days)£17.95 per ticket
Green Days (days that include meet and greet characters)£18.95 per ticket
Purple Days (our quietest and cheapest days)£15.95 per ticket
Yellow Days (less busy days, often weekdays or 'off peak')£16.95 per ticket

Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis. Please visit the Drusillas website for more information.


Thursday, 13th December 2018 - Sunday, 23rd December 2018

Santa at DrusillasSanta’s Grotto at DrusillasEnjoy the magic and enchantment of Christmas at Drusillas Park (near Brighton) between Saturday 17th November 2018 and Tuesday 1st January. Check out the various Christmas events happening at Drusillas this year…
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  • No dogs (Guide dogs accepted)
  • Wheelchair user accessible


  • Cafe
  • Picnic area
  • Vegetarians catered for

Children & Infants

  • Baby changing
  • Children's Meals
  • Family Friendly, Children Welcome
  • Outdoor children’s play area

Establishment Features

  • All weather attraction
  • Garden / Grounds for visitors use
  • Gift shop
  • Groups welcome
  • Open all year round
  • Public Telephone

Parking & Transport

  • Coach parking
  • Free parking
  • Parking (free)

Provider Preferences

  • Countryside Setting
  • In countryside
  • Outdoor Attraction

Specialist Features

  • Family Fun
  • Marketed Towards Children
  • Marketed Towards Families

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted

Travel & Trade

  • Wi-fi available


Map & Directions

Road Directions

Located just off the A27 at Alfriston, Drusillas is open from 10am daily. For more information, please telephone 01323 874100 or visit


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  • Visit England Awards -Code of Practice Code of Practice 2012
  • Tourism South East Award -Large Visitor Attraction of the Year Gold Award Large Visitor Attraction of the Year Gold Award 2010
  • Regional and Miscellaneous - Muddy Stilettos Best Family Attraction Sussex Winner 2017
  • Regional and Miscellaneous -Tourism South East Member 2018 Tourism South East Member 2018 2018
  • Regional and Miscellaneous -Winners of the Best Family Day Out 2017 - Raring2Go Winners of the Best Family Day Out 2017 - Raring2Go 2017

Opening Times

Open 2018 (31 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)

* • Drusillas Park is open 362 days a year with the exception of the 24th, 25th and 26th December.
• Our Summer opening hours (BST) are 10am - 6pm with last admission at 5pm. Our car park closes at 6:15pm.
• Our Winter opening hours (GMT) are 10am - 5pm with last admission at 4pm. Our car park closes at 5:15pm.

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