It’s nearly time for mums to sit back and relax as they prepare to be pampered by loved ones this coming Mother’s Day. With the end of lockdown in clear sight, Drusillas Park in Alfriston has put together the ultimate Mother’s Day outdoor gift guide.

Make memories this Mother’s Day and give the gift of experience and adventure. Drusillas Park offers a range of incredible experiences that will really give your mum something to look forward to when lockdown ends.

Ideal for any gift occasion, Drusillas’ Keeper for the Day experience is a unique treat for any mum who is mad about animals. Working side by side with one of the zoo team for a whole day, she can get nose to nose with nature as she feeds, cleans and cares for a variety of furry and feathered friends.

Mark Kenward, Drusillas Zoo Animal Manager, said: “Lots of people think that Keeper for the Day is just for children, but I can assure you it’s not! Keeper for the Day can be enjoyed by people of all ages – there’s no upper age limit! In fact, a large number of our participants are age 30+ and they absolutely love it. Keeper for the day is a magical experience for children and adults alike, all you need is a love of animals!”

“After we’ve all been locked up for so long, getting out in the fresh air is something we all need! If you do go ahead and purchase a Keeper for the Day experience for Mother’s Day, we can introduce your mum to all our animal mothers as we go around!”

For a shorter and sweeter look into zoo life, Drusillas’ Close Encounter experiences provide an amazing opportunity to meet some of the zoo’s most popular residents. Treat your lovely mum to a picnic with a panda, let her take lunch with the lemurs, meet the meerkats, feed the penguins and more. You could even purchase a sloth experience and meet Drusillas brand new sloth, Halina!

Alternatively, you could make this Mother’s Day really special by adopting one of Drusillas’ beautiful animals. The annual adoption scheme will give your mum the chance to learn about the importance of animal welfare, without all the costs and responsibilities associated with owning a pet! Nearly all of the animals at the zoo are available for adoption and the income generated helps support the zoo’s ongoing animal care and conservation programmes. Adopters receive a photo, a certificate signed by a Zoo Director, a plaque on or near the animal’s enclosure and a complimentary ticket to visit the new member of the family.

Still not sure what to get? Perhaps your mum would like to get in touch with her creative side and take part in a Photography Day? And for those who are still feeling indecisive you can also purchase a gift voucher, and let mum choose for herself from any of these amazing experiences.

Located just off the A27 in Alfriston, Drusillas Park will be open daily at 10am from 12th April 2021. For more information, please telephone 01323 874100 or visit the website www.drusillas.co.uk