It’s Shriek Week at Drusillas Park and we were kindly invited to the launch day. We visited back in the summer as part of my Summer Days Out series so we were super excited to return for this themed event. Mila has taken a massive interest in Halloween this year and was dressed for the occasion in her skeleton outfit. Drusillas had lots going on to celebrate Halloween and we couldn’t wait to discover the spook-tacular activities as well as seeing our favourite animals.
We started on the zoo trail and the monkey’s were really interactive. Right up close the glass, Mila found it hilarious and was talking to them. These little ones were one of her favourite breeds in the park. The penguins once again was where we spent the longest time. Mila was obsessed the last time we came and this time was no different. She absolutely loved watching them swim about, and again they came right up close.
We headed to the Discovery Centre for the Creepy Crawley Encounter. There were insects and spiders as well as a zoo expert to ask questions to. Mila had all the questions as per usual, she was fascinated with the bugs, peering in each box asking which ones they were.
The same couldn’t be said when we entered Lory Landing though. We hadn’t actually been in this part before so was a new experience. We bought a pot of Nectar for £1 and the birds came over and landed on my arm and took the nectar out the pot. Their colours were insane. Mila said they were pretty but wouldn’t come closer for a picture.
I loved all the Halloween decorations, Mila got so excited when she saw the giant pumpkin she could poke her head and arms through. The hay stacks and pumpkins also made for the perfect photo setting too, it all looked so pretty.
Now you can’t go all dressed up and not get your face painted to match. All Mila had gone on about since the second we had stepped into the park was getting her face painted. The lady who painted her face was brilliant and so patient. Mila was way overexcited and kept fidgeting to try and see herself in the mirror.
Afterwards we went to the maze which had been transformed into a Terror Maze where an ancient Mummy roamed. We wandered round the maze until we found the empty tomb. Out of nowhere a Mummy came out from round the corner. Gave us such a fright but was brilliant! Mila was not keen on it though so we made a swift exit. I had to convince her that the Mummy was more scared of her with her scary face paint. The funny thing is though all she has gone on about since is the Mummy and keeps asking to watch the video I took haha.
The train shed had been kitted out super spooky and there was lots of Halloween decor along the way on the ride, including a skeleton waiting at the station. Once we got off the train we decided to brave Haunted Heights, home of the witches. The lady at the door let them know that we were coming in with Mila so not to scare us. It was pitch black I couldn’t see a thing, I think I was holding Mila’s hand tighter than she was holding mine. Daryl was behind us so the witches went for him, coming up behind him and whispering in his ear making him jump.
For being such a brave girl we took Mila to pan for gold and she enjoyed sieving the sand to find the treasure, aka gold. The concentration was hilarious, as you can see it was a very serious job.
Obviously the best part was trading it in for a medal at the end. Mila was so chuffed with herself she even took the medal into nursery on Monday to show everyone.
We finished the day going on the rides which Mila said was her favourite part of the day after getting her face painted. We of course got our usual photo on the Hello Kitty bench too.
Drusillas never disappoints and it was so much fun experiencing Shriek Week, not only that we also got to do some of the activities that we didn’t get round to last time. The Halloween activities are adaptable for all ages, the staff were brilliant in pre-warning the actors that we had a toddler with us so that it wouldn’t be too scary for her. We love coming here and are so grateful that we were invited back to do another review. Check out our Summer review to find out even more about what Drusillas offers.
Shriek Week is running until November 3rd and there’ll also be a special appearance from The Gruffalo on Wednesday 30th October. Book your tickets at www.drusillas.co.uk for some spooky half term fun.