Cobtree Manor Park

Type:Country / Royal Park

Forstal Road, Maidstone, Kent, ME20 7AG

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Cobtree Manor Park, every family under their own tree.

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The children's play area and the toilets are now open. The cafe is providing a takeaway service for drinks and snacks. Please check this page for future updates. 


The Government guidelines state that there are a limited number of things you can now do within park and this includes:

  • Spending time outdoors - for example sitting and enjoying the fresh air, picnicking, or sunbathing
  • Meeting 5 other people from a different household outdoors - following social distancing guidelines
  • Exercising outdoors as often as you wish - following social distancing guidelines

At all times, you should continue to observe social distancing guidelines when you are outside your home, including ensuring you are 2 metres away from anyone outside your household. As with before, you cannot:

  • Gather in a group of more than 6 people (excluding members of your own household)

Cobtree Park is a wonderful outdoor resource which everybody has the right to enjoy. To ensure this, we ask that you please be respectful of the park environment and other people during your visit by:

  • Throwing away - or taking home - your litter
  • Picking up your dog mess
  • Adhering to social distancing guidelines 
  • Not having BBQ's


Cobtree Manor Park has over 50 acres of parkland displaying a diverse and maturing collection of trees and shrubs.

Standing on the site of the old Maidstone Zoo, the park features a themed play area, along with a sculpture trail, plenty of space for picnics, and a cafe serving delicious hot and cold food and drinks. 

There is also a pay and play 18 hole public golf course nearby.

A visit to Cobtree makes an excellent base and access point to the North Downs Way.

Horse-riding by permit only.

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  • Family Fun
  • Groups Accepted
  • On-Site café/restaurant
  • Outdoor Attraction
  • Picnic Site

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking

Provider Preferences

  • In countryside



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Recent Reviews:

  • tpip16
    London, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 8th September 2020
    Lovely place suits everyone I go each week with my dog & meet friends easy to find great for easy motorway access. Cafe good easy access toilets from inside cafe or outside bowls of water for dogs... Read full review
  • Linda P
    Trip Type:
    Solo travel
    A place where people are spreading Covid. Our Country is supposedly in a Lockdown but you wouldn't think so!
    1 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 9th January 2021
    Observe the Covid lockdown rules! This is not a place for a picnic nor a place for social gatherings as some people think. If you want to catch Covid thats the place to go. People in and out of the... Read full review
  • Julie V
    Aylesford, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Hidden gem in Maidstone.
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 14th April 2021
    Absolutely love Cobtree!!! We go every day with the dogs. Beautiful place to be, love the history of the zoo, finding the fairly well hidden graves of the animals, the elephant and llama house... Read full review

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Opening Times

Opening 2021 (1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)

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