Zoo & Wildlife Parks in Hastings
These days most aquariums, wildlife parks and zoos in England are not just about experiencing wild animals’ close-up, many also focus on protecting endangered species, too.
A perfect day out for families with children, whether you are on holiday, enjoying a weekend break or simply having a day out with the kids is Drusillas Park in East Sussex.
One of the most renowned zoos in England, award winning Drusillas Park offers a fun-tastic family day out that includes the best small zoo in Europe where you’ll come face to face with hundreds of exotic animals from monkeys and meerkats to penguins and pandas. But animals are just part of the Drusillas experience – kids will love riding on Thomas the Tank Engine, playing in Go Bananas and Go Wild, exploring in Eden’s Eye maze and experiencing our three new theme park rides in Hello Kitty Secret Garden.
Based in Fairseat, the Hemsley Conservation Centre is a zoological collection open to the public, private groups, and school outings. It exhibits a wide range of creatures from across the animal kingdom, with mammals, reptiles and amphibians all on show. The centre promotes the conservation of threatened and endangered species around the world with research, breeding and education. Charlie’s Cafe, which is adjacent to the centre, offers breakfast and lunch dishes, as well as a wide range of refreshments.
For discounts and vouchers at zoos and wildlife parks, be sure to check each attraction's website for special offers on tickets prior to visiting.
Amazing Animal Encounters provides hands on, educational, interactive animal handling sessions, animal wrangling services for film and tv and animals for photography. They cover the majority of Kent and some of Surrey, East Sussex, Essex and South East London.
Enjoy a great family day out at one of the top tourist attractions in East Sussex. Drusillas is widely regarded as the best small zoo in the country and they’ve created an animal and child friendly, family environment where the focus is always on involvement. It is the perfect getaway for families with children, whether you are looking for things to do in Sussex on your holidays, enjoying a weekend break or simply having a fun day out with the kids.
Their star attraction, Hopper's Animal World, features llamas, donkeys, zebu mini cows, miniature ponies, shire horses, meerkats, reptiles and much much more. With their Farm wristband, you have ALL DAY access to the farm and outdoor displays All this for just £10 for a family of 4!