In these strange and socially distant times (caused by Covid-19 if you’ve been living under a rock) it would be easy to never leave your back garden and become a hermit. However, with UK schools back in (almost) full swing, we decided to take a trip to a small animal farm and park to make the most of the remaining summer weather.
Drussila’s Park Zoo is located in East Sussex and is perfectly tailored to little humans. There’s a good selection of small animals to visit – Toby was particularly fond of the Meerkats – and a big range of playgrounds and small rides to tire small charges out before heading home for nap time. We spent only a few morning hours at the park, but found this was just the right amount of time for fitting in everything that Toby could do. You could easily spend longer splashing around in the mini water park (we didn’t take any swim nappies sadly!) or riding the park train over and over.
The park had made a good attempt to become as safe as possible and keep in line with social distancing regulations. There was a clear one way system and plenty of access to hand washing facilities. We visited on a weekday, outside of school holidays, so the park didn’t feel busy in the least and we had plenty of space to move around. Unfortunately it also meant that some of the normal planned events, such as animal talks, weren’t taking place – although Toby doesn’t really have the attention span for those yet so it didn’t dampen our day.
Located a good hour outside of London prices in the park felt reasonable, and we fed ourselves with a hot dog meal each from the cafe’s which are currently take away only. There is plenty of outdoor seating though, and shade umbrellas to keep you cool and covered. Overall we had a great family morning out, and I think we’ll definitely be returning as Toby gets older to explore the park under more ‘normal’ circumstances!