Kent Life Heritage Farm Park

Maidstone

Type:Farm

Lock Lane, Sandling, MAIDSTONE, Kent, ME14 3AU

Tel: 01622 763936

Kent Life Heritage Farm Park

About

Kent Life is a vibrant and fun destination with a host of attractions on its 28 acre site which offer a great day out.  

As a working farm Kent Life showcases and breeds traditional farm animals including sheep,  pigs, horses, alpacas, rabbits, goats, ducks and chicken, you can also visit the Kent Owl Academy. Step back in time in the Vintage Village and explore what life would have been like in Kent in Victorian Times, during WWII and more recently, the 1950s. A visit wouldn’t be complete without exploring the last working coal-fired Oast House and various gardens. There’s also plenty for children including play areas, fun farm rides, pottery studio and more.

Events and entertainment run all year, join in with animal feeding or grooming sessions, or check out a show in the Big Top. Seasonal events vary from the annual Hops ‘n’ Harvest Beer Festival, through to a Firework Spectacular and sensational Christmas event.

Be sure to visit Dotty’s Tea Room, with great home-made cakes and a selection of hot and cold snacks. The indoor Play Barn offers a selection of lighter snacks, and the Ice Cream Hut and Pizza Garden are available on selected days during peak season.

 Ticket prices vary throughout the year, depending on the season.

Adult: From £8 - £12
Child (age 2-15): From £8 - £12
Family (max 4): From £28 - £44

Special rates apply for some special events.
Group and school rates also available.

Book Tickets

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Disabled Parking
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Wheelchair user accessible

Catering

  • Cafe
  • Picnic area

Establishment Features

  • Conference facilities
  • Dogs Accepted
  • Event Venue
  • Licensed for weddings & ceremonies
  • Open Christmas - Not Christmas Day or Boxing Day
  • Toilets

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking
  • Parking (free)

Payment Methods

  • Approx length of visit - 3 – 4 hours
  • Booking essential - Essential at weekends, bank holidays, during school holidays and on special event days
  • Delta
  • Groups Accepted
  • Maestro
  • MasterCard
  • Max group size - 100
  • Min group size - 15
  • Special group rates
  • Visa

Provider Preferences

  • Outdoor Attraction
  • Smoking Some Areas

Specialist Features

  • Family Fun

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Map & Directions

Road Directions

Kent Life is located next to the M20, five minutes from the centre of Maidstone. It is one hour from London and 30 minutes from the Channel Tunnel and ports.

M20 Coast east-bound: Exit at Junction 6. Take the 3rd exit at the first roundabout & 3rd exit on the second roundabout towards Aylesford. Kent Life is on the left past The Village Hotel.

M20 London west-bound: Get into the Maidstone/Chatham filter lane and exit at Junction 6. Then take the 4th exit off the large roundabout towards Aylesford. Kent Life is on the left past The Village Hotel.  

Public Transport Directions

Train: Frequent direct train services from London Victoria and London Bridge (60 minutes journey time) or stations in Kent to Maidstone East or West Stations with taxi 

Bus: Arriva bus 155 stops right outside, ask for The Malta

Boat: The Kentish Lady sails from the centre of Maidstone, just five minutes’ walk from Maidstone West, 10 minutes from Maidstone East, and a few minutes from the Fremlin Walk Shopping Centre. The boat drops off 200m walk from Kent Life. This is a seasonal service – please check their timetable before you visit.  

Awards

  • Tourism South East Award -Tourism South East Member - Bronze Tourism South East Member - Bronze 2022

Opening Times

Season (1 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2022)

* Opening and closing times vary throughout the year. You are advised to check the website for most up to date information. Kent Life is open at weekends only in January.

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