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“UP CLOSE WITH THE ANIMALS”
Review of Drusillas Park

Drusillas Park
Ranked #1 of 3 things to do in Berwick
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Widely regarded as the best small zoo in Europe Drusillas Park offers a fun finding-out day out. Brilliant play areas including Go Wild! Go Bananas! and Amazon Adventure. Plus a splashpad, Hello Kitty Secret Garden and African-themed three-ride attraction Go Safari! Get nose to nose with nature with our close encounters. It’s no ordinary zoo!
Reviewed May 3, 2013

We recently had a wonderful day out here, we last visited over 12 years ago. Wow what a difference . My husband and I and the children had a great day. So much to see and do, the children enjoyed letting off steam at the end of the day in the vast play area. The food in the restaurant was of a good standard, empty plates all round.Highlight of the afternoon was walking in the Lemur area, they sat on the fence sunbathing!!!!. We have even been given vouchers for our next visit for half price.Great work here keep it up,.......

Thank JANEEpsom
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Reviewed April 30, 2013

We take a group of around 50/60 Year 3 children every year and always have an excellent time. The displays are well organised and give clear information about the creatures. The maps, with notes about the timed talks, are user friendly and particularly good if an itinerary needs planning. We have booked talks for the children in the eduction rooms, using both the Rainforest and Habitats talks in different years and have always found them to be excellent, well pitched for the age range and enormously exciting when anilmals can be handled. Health and Safety issues are well addressed with handwashing etc. The size of the park makes it very suitable for this age range and the children LOVE both the play equipment and the train ride. Lory Landing, where the birds can be fed nectar is always a particular excitement and the children enjoy having a book to do stamps in as they go around. The staff are accommodating and helpful. It's worth extending the school day a little if you are travelling far; the minimum amount of time you'd want to spend on site would be 4/5 hours.

Thank Rae K
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Reviewed April 30, 2013

Beaver Scouts from Wind in the Willows and Robin Hood Colonies (1st Frimley Green & Mytchett Scout Group in Surrey) together with adults visited this wonderful animal park on 27th April 2013 and had a brilliant day out. The Beavers got the opportunity to complete the Zoolympic Challenge and receive a certificate for their efforts and Simon, one of the Keepers, gave us a talk about Maple and Jasper, the two Beavers residing at Drusillas. He was even able to encourage them out into the enclosure so we could get a real good look at them! We were all so excited to see them. Drusillas is a brilliant experience for children and adults and has a good range of animals with some excellent "hands on" experiences. The Beaver Scouts said it was a brilliant day with so much to keep them entertained including the wonderful play park. I recommend Drusillas not just to other Beaver Colonies, but anyone who is interested in wildlife and wanting a fun day out! They give discounts for Scouts and Guides and provide lots of activities and resources to complete badge work. Thank you to everyone at Drusillas - we hope to return soon.

Thank Sue H
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Reviewed April 30, 2013

For my daughters 11th birthday we got her 'Keeper for the Day' at Drusillas. Initially I thought it was a tad expensive at £180 for the day (from 10am to 3.30pm). I was wrong. The day was fantastic, Katie had the 'bestest day' (her words). The keeper Claire was wonderful with Katie, she got to prepare food, go behind the scenes and see some of the animals that are not on show to the public. She got to feed and clean out nearly all the animals in the park, we have wonderful photos and videos. Her whole day was just wonderful. A true birthday present to remember.

Thank ajkfield
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Reviewed April 27, 2013

Took someone who hadnt been before and they where very impressed with the layout and setting of the place. The entrance fee is slightly expensive but worth it if u go for the day as there is enough to do for the day with the fantastic play area.

Thank Amanda12450
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