Drusillas Park – The ultimate splash pad experience
Opening at Easter, Get Wet! is Drusillas Park’s brand new attraction for 2016. Following a £300,000 investment, it promises to be the ultimate splash pad experience and a fountain of fun for children of all ages.
The colourful two hundred square metre installation will replace Monkey Kingdom, part of the current play area, and will be the first splash pad attraction in Drusillas Park.
The new attraction will include a thrilling collection of water jets, ground geysers, twirling streams and spiralling sprays. Visitors can enjoy a taste of the tropics as they dodge the flower fountains, weave past the wavy palm tress and become completely immeresed in the fun.
Drusillas Park Managing Director, Laurence Smith commented: “Get Wet! will provide children with some state-of-the-art sensory water play but above all it will be a great deal of fun. There will be a quieter area for our younger visitors and a grassed area with benching where adults can relax too. It has been designed and created by water play experts, Ustigate, who are the UK’s largest splash pad installation company. Work is currently in progress and we are very excited about the final result.”
Drusillas Park is widely regarded as the best small zoo in the country. Described as a “great family day out” and one of the “top tourist attractions in East Sussex,” Drusillas Park has created an animal and child friendly, family environment where the focus is always on involvement.
The park is a family run business and was founded in 1922 when the late Captain Ann bought a derelict farm and 20 acres of land and opened the cottage to sell teas to passing motorists. He named the tea rooms after his first wife Drusilla, adding attractions and animals to help boost trade. Drusillas Park remained in the Ann family until 1997 when it was acquired by current owners Laurence and Christine Smith, after selling a nationwide recruitment business.
Dursillas Park has always been a a mixture of animals and lesiure attractions so staff hope that Get Wet! will provide further value for visitors. Work started on the splash pad experience in September 2015, with work scheduled to finish for an Easter Opening. There is no additional charge for visitors to enjoy Get Wet!