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Kent Life Heritage Farm Park

Maidstone

Type:Farm

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

Tel: +44 01622 763936

Kent Life Heritage Farm Park

About

Heritage and family fun sit side by side in Kent Life’s beautiful and historical 28 acre grounds, which will appeal to families, history buffs, nostalgia seekers and children of all ages.

Tucked away on the outskirts of Maidstone just off junction 6 of the M20, it is home to Britain’s last working coal-fired Oast House and a range of period-dressed historic buildings - saved from destruction from around the region and perfectly rebuilt piece-by-piece on site.

Kent Life is one of the few places left in Britain where hops are grown, harvested, dried and packed in the magnificent Oast House by hand, using only time honoured, traditional techniques, a process that is celebrated every September at the popular Hops ‘n’ Harvest Festival.

A real working farm, Kent Life showcases and breeds traditional farm animals including sheep, cows, pigs, horses, alpacas, rabbits, goats, ducks and chickens and the hands-on cuddle corner is always popular with visitors. You can also see the owls from the Kent Owl Academy, and the resident meerkats.

Farmhouse gardens, apple orchards, and a nature trail also occupy this hidden gem.  Family fun comes in a vast array of options, including indoor and outdoor play areas, and depending on the time of year, donkey rides, paint-a-pot studio, land train rides, water zorbing, tractor rides and much more! During school holidays, the large indoor Big Top also plays host to a variety of live shows.

Open all seasons, events and activities run all year round especially during holidays and weekends.

We look forward to sharing our slice of Kent with you.

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£9.95
Child (3 - 15)£7.95
Family (2+2)£29.95 per ticket
Senior/Student£8.95
Under 3Free

The above prices are valid until 3rd November 2017. Off peak prices apply from 6th November 2017. Special event pricing applies to selected dates. Group, education and membership rates also available.

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Guide Dogs Permitted - Not in restaurant
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Catering

  • On-Site cafe/restaurant - Cobtree Tea Rooms - licensed for teas, lunches, Kentish foods, ale and wine.
  • Picnic Site

Establishment Features

  • Conference facilities
  • Dogs Accepted

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking
  • Parking (free)

Payment Methods

  • Groups Accepted - None.
  • Maestro Accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Visa accepted

Provider Preferences

  • In countryside
  • Outdoor Attraction

Specialist Features

  • Family Fun
  • Marketed Towards Children

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted

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Map & Directions

Road Directions

Leave the M20 at jct 6 and follow the brown tourist signs.

Public Transport Directions

Just under 2 miles from Maidstone East Railway Station. The Kentish Lady sails from outside the Archbishop’s Palace in the centre of Maidstone, just five minutes walk from Maidstone West, 10 minutes from Maidstone East and a few minutes from the Fremlins Shopping Centre. Please call: 01622 753 740 to check sailing times.

Awards

  • Tourism South East Award -12 /13 Gold Award - Beautiful South Awards for Excellence 12 /13 Gold Award - Beautiful South Awards for Excellence 2012
  • Regional and Miscellaneous -Tourism South East Member 2018 Tourism South East Member 2018 2018

Opening Times

2018 (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)

* Open daily from 10am. Seasonal closing times vary

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