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Animal Encounter at Drusillas Park
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Get up close and personal to one of a choice of entertaining or scary animals at Drusillas Park. Choose ‘Lemur Feeding’ where your help will be required to prepare the animals’ lunch and you’ll meet 3 different species of these endangered primates from Madagascar. Or choose to Picnic with the Red Panda or ‘Tea with the coatis or beavers’ and help out the keeper with a few daily care routines, including their feed. During the ‘Meerkat Experience’ you’ll learn about the diet of these sociable creatures before preparing and distributing their food.
You may be more of a Penguin fan so why not choose ‘Penguin Feeding’? You’ll learn about the park’s two resident species of penguins, the Rockhopper and Humboldt, gain hands on experience preparing their fishy treats and making sure they all get a fair share. You could opt for the ‘Snuggle up to a Snake’ encounter if you’re feeling slightly braver and learn about these charming characters, how to handle them and then take one in your arms for a snuggle. The second choice for the braver of you is the ‘Tickle a Tarantula’ experience when you’ll meet a Red-kneed Tarantula or a Bird Eating Tarantula and take one in your hands for a really thrilling encounter.
- Behind the scenes tour
- Health and safety briefing
- 30 minutes inside the animal enclosure
- Personalised voucher and message card
- Cancellation indemnity
What happens on the day?
You will be met at the park by an animal keeper who will give you a behind the scenes tour first and then lead you to which ever activity it is you have chosen. You’ll be given a health and safety briefing and then get to grips with the animals, either being introduced to a few and feeding them or preparing their food first – it depends on which fascinating encounter it is. If you decided to meet a snake or tarantula, don’t worry – they won’t require feeding.
At the end of your experience there will be plenty of time to take some close up photographs, so don’t forget to bring your camera. Participants are welcome to arrive early and stay until the park closes to enjoy other attractions and animals. Also included is free entry to the park for one extra person (parent or guardian in the case of under 16’s).
Need to Know - The Essential Bits
- Minimum age: 6 (under 16s must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who will receive free entry to the Park but not access to the animal enclosure)
- Please note that this experience is for one participant. Although spectators will not be able to accompany the voucher holder during their experience, family and friends may pay normal admission prices to enter the park and enjoy the other attractions and animals
- The experience content, equipment used and restrictions may vary
This experience is run daily except Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day.
It is recommended that you book at least four to six weeks in advance to ensure that dates are available. All bookings are subject to availability.
Your experience will last approximately 30 to 40 minutes, however you are welcome to spend all day at the park.
What about insurance?
The centres contracted with us hold public liability insurance. We also hold contingency liability cover. You will not be liable for accidental damage to equipment, except where damage has been caused as a result of recklessness or wilful negligence.
A cancellation indemnity, subject to terms, is included with every voucher.
How it works
All you have to do is pay for the experience you wish to purchase and we’ll send a voucher and booking information to you or directly to the recipient, then you just need to check the info and book your experience.
Packaging and Delivery
Please see the following page for information on our packaging and delivery.
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East Sussex - Alfriston
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Your voucher is valid for 9 months from the date of issue
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