The gate price for entry to Drusillas is usually £20.95 per adult or child over 2 (Under 2's go free) but you can get discounted tickets if you book in advance via their website bringing the cost down by £2 per person. We used Tesco's Clubcard voucher and at the moment £6.50 of clubcard vouchers gets you 1 person admission. Which is such a good deal. However it is changing on 11th June and will be 3x value so £2.50 vouchers will get you £7.50 towards Drusillas so you'd need about £7 of Tesco vouchers for one person's entry. Still an amazing deal if you have vouchers kicking about. If you live locally and visit a lot you can become a member to get year round entry which works out about 20p per day.
The rides don't open until 11am so we headed to Eden's Eye maze which the girls loved and visited several times throughout the day. We then made our way down to the permanence area to wait to meet the Paw Patrol Characters. Character meet and greet days are marked on the website timetable and there are a wide assortment of different characters to meet on different days. Paw Patrol super fan Little I was hopping with excitement to meet Skye (Rubble was there too).
We opted for the Explorer's Cafe which is a canteen style restaurant where you can choose from a selection of hot and cold food. The kids meals were quite good value but not all the same price so you had to pay attention. The kid's slice of pizza was £3.50 and came with a drink but the kids sausage, chips and beans was £4.95 without a drink. The adult food was also reasonable. My huge jacket potato with unlimited salad (you helped yourself) was £6.50. Husband opted for a kids portion of lasange with salad at £4.95.
The park also has the Oasis cafe which is more of a fast food, burgers and chips style place if that is what you fancy. You can pick up Starbucks coffee, ice creams and fresh smoothies around the park too. As it was so hot we bought the kids slushies for the zoo. I was expecting to pay a fortune for them but the long bottles were just £2.99 each with a refill for an additional £1.49. This is excellent value.
Also older kids can take part in the Zoolympics, dotted around the zoo are challenges to see how you match up to different animal. There are challenges like how high you can climb, how fast you can jump and how loud you can scream! You record your results in another little book - so remember to take a pen!
Thanks for a lovely day Drusillas. We will be back in the Summer Holidays!