SURVIVORS of the Grenfell Fire tragedy were invited to spend a day out at Drusillas zoo.

The Alfriston attraction teamed up with the Childhood Trust and Sphere Digital Recruitment to offer the free day out to the West London families on Saturday.

Drusillas’ managing director Laurence Smith, said: “The Childhood Trust does such an amazing job and we are so pleased that we were able to offer support in the form of a day out at Drusillas. We were thrilled to have everyone here and all the families seemed to thoroughly enjoy their day.”

The devastating fire two months ago which started in a faulty Hotpoint fridge-freezer and spread to cladding, gutting the high-rise block, killing at least 80.

Jamie Cox, Sphere’s group organiser, added: “The children had a great day. They loved spotting all the different monkeys and other exotic animals, as well as stamping their animal spotter books. I know that for two of the little girls, the highlight of the day was definitely the car ride in the Hello Kitty Secret Garden, as they are both massive Hello Kitty fans.”

On Monday it was revealed that survivors of the fire have been invited by Kensington council to bid against each other for new homes.