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Kent Life Heritage Farm Park, Maidstone

Looking for something different to do with the family? This farm and park is full of interesting activities and events to keep you busy all year round...

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Looking for something fun to do with the family? Kent Life Heritage Farm Park is a 28-acre working farm and visitor attraction situated in Maidstone, Kent on the site of the original Sandling Farm. Not just a step back in time for  the  parents but also a heap of fun for the little ones too with farm rides on the land train or tractor, a cuddle corner with some very cute animals and paint-a-pot studio for the creative types amongst you.

Originally part of the wider Allington Castle estate, owned by Thomas Wyatt in the mid-16th Century. Today, it is one of the few remaining places in Britain where hops are grown, harvested, dried and packed by hand in its magnificent Oast house, using only traditional techniques, at the annual Hops n Harvest Beer Festival in September.

Open throughout the year, Kent Life tells the Kent farming story and provides a fun family day out discovering more than 200 farmyard animals including donkeys, alpacas, sheep, pigs and goats as well as indoor and outdoor play areas, and Kentish gardens and orchards. You are in danger here of having  too much to do with your offspring.

Visitors can turn the clock back and experience Kent’s farming heritage in the Vintage Village, which is made up of reconstructions of original rural Kent buildings that have been re-built brick by brick– decked out as it would have been in the WWII period.

From the Ice Cream Festival in the summer right through to Santa’s Grotto at Christmas, Kent Life also hosts a series of seasonal special events throughout the year, catering for the whole family and this year marks its 35th anniversary with a chance to see the  kingpin of farm animals,  Mr. Peter Rabbit, in July. Hip Hip Hooray to that.

Schools can take advantage of a varied schools’ programme of educational activities and interactive learning linked to the national curriculum. Bespoke experiential event packages, catering for weddings, social functions and children’s birthday parties, are also available so we know where we will be heading  for a farm-filled adventure of fun this year.

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Kent Life, Lock Lane, Sandling, Maidstone, Kent ME14 3AU
01622 763936

Opening hours
Monday: 10am - 4pm
Tuesday: 10am - 4pm
Wednesday: 10am - 4pm
Thursday: 10am - 4pm
Friday: 10am - 4pm
Saturday: 10am - 4pm
Sunday: 10am - 4pm

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