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“Great day out for children and grand parents”
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 6 August 2014

Having read mixed reviews I can only say how we found it. A great active day out. Our grand daughter loved all the animals and birds as well as the rides and other activities.
Picking up a spotter book she loved spotting the animals and recording them with the stamp provided.

This is great for younger children say under 12 and although no big animals there is a large selection of animals, reptiles and birds and they do have a small breeding programme for endangered species. Not the cheapest but I think value for money if you pre plan and take a picnic or sandwiches with you.
Will be going back as our grand daughter loved it even more than her first trip that was with her school.

1  Thank GVC1941
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Reviewed 6 August 2014 via mobile

Drusillas is absolutely fantastic for kids. It is the perfect blend of been a zoo and a children's play area.
There is a plethora of animals and viewing areas for children (big and small) which resembles a small zoo. The playing areas are huge!!! They cater for toddlers with the soft play inside and the older kids with a gigantic assortment of climbing frames, ropes, slides etc...
There is ample places to eat; I personally recommend the indoor fast food restuarant. Fast food does not do this place justice though - all burgers, chicken nuggets were fresh - I was completely shocked and taken a back by this.
I have been numerous times and have loved every moment

2  Thank coneyhull
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Reviewed 5 August 2014

Fantastic day out, plenty to keep our little ones aged 4 and 18months amused. Lovely clean facilities. Food was excellent and the staff all cheerful, friendly and helpful. Will definitely be recommending to my friends with young families

1  Thank Heather S
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Reviewed 5 August 2014

It is better to plan to spend the whole day here as there is sooo much for kids to see and do. Not only do they get to see lots of animals but they can take part in spotting them and they get to put a stamp in their book every time they see whatever animal it asks for. There are also lots of quizes and games along the way - dare you to put your hand in the 'box' ! There is a lovely large fun park and also small paddling pool so don't forget to bring their cozy/towel and you can watch them play safely while eating your picnic or you can treat yourself to their cafe. Watch out for the Hello Kitty park - it will be difficult to get your kids off! But at the end of the day you will have some happy and sleepy children :) I was there with kids from the ages of 7 to 17 and we loved it - very good value

1  Thank lim93
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Reviewed 5 August 2014

We'd a wonderful day out for my son's 3rd birthday.

It's unusual to see a park like this targeted at a younger age range. It's small enough that we could walk around it over a day. But crammed full of activities and sights.

Tips - bring swimwear if it's a hot day. Don't go on what you expect is a busy day. We rarely waited at all to get on rides, order food, etc. But I suspect the queues would be shocking on a busy day.

1  Thank Waxy_Dan
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