South of England Rare Breeds Centre



Highlands Farm, Woodchurch, KENT, TN26 3RJ

Tel: +44 01233 861493

South of England Rare Breeds Centre


The Rare Breeds Centre

Set in 100 acres of beautiful countryside, the Rare Breeds Centre offers fun and adventure for all the family.

We have daily Meet the Animals sessions, where the children can pet our friendly animals and ask our staff questions and many more animals to learn about around the farm and many are rare breeds. Don’t miss our Birds of Prey display every day at 2.30 pm.

There are lots of play areas for the kids to let off steam and a woodland assault course where all the family can test their agility, plus a tube maze, zip wire and hill fort. If you a feeling more energetic take the woodland walk, where you can build a den and find The Green Man of the Woods totem pole at the Secret Lake. Just around the corner you will find our new Giant Snake to balance and climb on. If walking is not for you, why not take a tractor ride and the driver will drop you off at the top of the farm!

In season we have our hilarious, famous pig racing plus the exotic butterflies in their beautiful walk-through tunnel.


You can visit our restaurant without entering the farm, where we sell delicious hot and cold food and drinks at very reasonable prices. There are many areas where you are welcome to picnic.

Tours and Demonstrations.

Schools trip welcome by pre-booking 01233 861493


Book Tickets

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£11.75 per ticket
Child Age 3+£10.00 per ticket
Family (2 Adults & 2 Children)£37.50 per ticket
Senior£10.00 per ticket
Under 3sFree

Online booking available

Annual Memberships available



  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Ramp/Level Access
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors


  • On-Site cafe/restaurant - You can visit our restaurant without entering the farm, where we sell delicious hot and cold food and drinks at very reasonable prices. There are many areas where you are welcome to picnic.

Establishment Features

  • Toilets

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking
  • Parking (free)

Payment Methods

  • Delta accepted
  • Groups Accepted - Pre-Booking preferred. Minimum size 10 Cards accepted (Not Amex)
  • Maestro Accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Max group size - by arrangement
  • Min group size - 10
  • TIC Staff Admitted Free
  • Visa accepted

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted


Map & Directions

Road Directions

Nearest major road is M20. Leave the M20 at jct 10 and follow the A2070 to Hamstreet. Then take the B2067 towards Woodchurch for 3 miles. Signposted.

Public Transport Directions

Nearest station is Ashford International. No direct bus service  Taxis available from Ashford International


  • Tourism South East Award -Tourism South East Member 23/24 - Gold Tourism South East Member 23/24 - Gold 2023

Opening Times

Winter (1 Nov 2024 - 1 Apr 2025)
Tuesday - Sunday10:00 - 16:30
Bank Holiday10:00 - 16:30

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