Visitors to a zoo in East Sussex this weekend will be able to enjoy a new immersive experience, following the facility’s £500,000 upgrade. Drusillas Park is planning to launch the exhibition, entitled SPARK, this Saturday (November 20th), having been working on it for the last year and a half. SPARK, which is the first fully-interactive play experience of its size in the UK, allows attendees to feel as though they are in different environments. A spokesperson for the zoo told Eastbourne Herald: “Extensive 360-degree projection software transforms an ordinary space into an extraordinary world, offering a highly unique, sensory experience.” It was added that scenes “come alive”, with children able to pretend to interact with wild animals on their journey through the exhibition. There are nine interactive spaces, allowing people to visit jungles, go on safari, leap across lily pads, explore forests, and dive into the deep sea during the experience, bringing their imaginations to life. Ollie Smith, deputy managing director of Drusillas Park, said: “This is one of the most exciting projects we’ve ever embarked on, and we’ve not seen anything quite like it before ourselves.” The SPARK experience is available at weekends and during school holidays for an additional £1 for members and £2 for non-members. It will last one hour, and visitors can enjoy exploring the rest of the zoo, having fun on rides, and burning off energy in its outdoor play area during the rest of their trip. Those wanting to head to Drusillas Park after this weekend will also be able to enjoy its Christmas experience, meeting Santa, walking underneath its magical Tunnel of Lights, and marvelling at its 24-ft Christmas tree.
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