Taking a spin on The Rainforest Carousel at Drusillas

A child on the Rainforest Carousel at Drusillas.

Disclosure: we received tickets for a day out at Drusillas in exchange for this post.

We always have a lovely time at Drusillas. It’s easily the best day out in our native East Sussex. So it was great to make another visit at the weekend.

This time, we were invited along specifically to try out its brand new ride, The Rainforest Carousel.

The colourful carousel is the first of its kind in the UK. What’s more, it boasts over 30 rainforest creatures to ride on. These include parrots, frogs, a jaguar and river dolphin.

There are also sit-in compartments including a snake basket as well as a wheelchair-accessible river turtle.

The Rainforest Carousel at Drusillas.

There’s something wonderfully timeless about carousels. I really like how Drusillas has made this one completely its own with the addition of tropical animals.

Some of which, by the way, can also be spotted in the zoo. This is great for children in particular. They can ride on a sloth or anteater then go and meet a real one.

There were smiles everywhere as people enjoyed going round and round as well as up and down.

The boys insisted on going on again immediately, so I think that says it all!

Children riding on The Rainforest Carousel at Drusillas.

The Rainforest Carousel is a fantastic addition to what was already a brilliant family-friendly attraction. It’s beautifully detailed and complements the other features of the park nicely.

Of course, The Rainforest Carousel is just one of many great reasons to visit Drusillas.

We spent the rest of the day visiting the animals in the zoo, burning off energy in the play areas and enjoying some of the other rides including The Safari Express and the Hello Kitty Car Ride.

Detail of a sloth on The Rainforest Carousel at Drusillas.

During the Easter holidays, there’s plenty more to see and do at Drusillas. Including visits from Hey Duggee, PJ Masks and Peter Rabbit. Check out Drusillas’ events page for further details.

Drusillas is open daily from 10am.


  1. John Adams

    Well Tom, you’re giving me ideas for the Easter break. this can’t be more than a 90 minute drive from us. All about the carousels it would seem!

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