Kent Life - Heritage Farm Park

Type:Museum

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

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Kent Life is a vibrant and fun destination with a whole host of family friendly attractions across its 28 acre site, offering a great day out for everyone. Whether you want to learn about Kent history, get up close with farm animals, or simply burn off some steam, this is a great place to visit.

Each season brings new and exciting things to the farm, so whatever time of year you chose to visit, there is always something different to discover. 

Kent Life features the only working coal-fired Oast House which is fired up in the autumn for drying hops and the traditional process of beer making begins. There are also lots of family friendly farm animals, play and picnic areas, a wonderful vintage tea room, historic houses and other buildings to explore. 

The easy to reach location, just off the M20 at Junction 6, makes Kent Life Heritage Farm easily accessible by car or from Maidstone East Station, either a short taxi ride, or a trip on the Kentish Lady river boat, which makes for a more unique travelling style.

Visit the Vintage Village and explore what life would have been like during World War II by making your way through the houses and to the Anderson Shelter. The 1950s are well represented in Sandling Farmhouse, or step back in time to Petts Farmhouse from the Victorian era. The atmosphere in the Village Hall and the Church remain, through all the celebrations they have shared, a great sense of community and magic. A wonderful place to hold a vintage wedding or birthday gathering.

As a 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 little visitors. The Kent Owl Academy is now resident – take time out to visit the 12 different species, along with their lovely meerkats.

Events and entertainment run all year, join in with some of the seasonal farm jobs such as bottle feeding lambs and goat kids, animal feeding or grooming sessions.

The Play Area

Indoor and outdoor play areas amuse and generate a lot of fun; donkey rides, the paint-a-pot studio, tractor and land train rides, bouncy castle, and much more bring a uniqueness to the experience at Kent Life. During school holidays, special shows run in the indoor Big Top – included in standard admission prices.

Seasonal Events

Open all seasons, events and activities run all year round especially during holidays and weekends. Annual events to look forward include the Spring Sheep Show, Hops and Harvest Beer Festival, Apple and Cider Fayre, Firework Night and award winning Experience Christmas at Kent Life.

Tea Rooms and Refreshments

Finish your visit with a trip to Dotty’s Tea Room, which has great home-made cakes and a selection of hot and cold snacks, and is decorated in a 1950’s vintage style or sit in the shade under fruit trees in the garden.  Enjoy that mmmmm.. of a lovely hot cup of tea.

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Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£12.00 per ticket
Child (3 - 15)£12.00 per ticket
Concession£12.00 per ticket
Family (2+2)£44.00 per ticket
Under 2Free

Members can enter for free
Prices shown are for peak periods - check their website below for off-peak prices.

Events

Saturday, 26th November 2022 - Saturday, 24th December 2022

Father Christmas' grotto. Experience Christmas at Kent LifeA true Christmas Experience, the highlight of the visit will be meeting Father Christmas in his magical grotto, where children will be invited to select a gift of choice from the well stocked toy shop.
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Facilities

Other

  • Dogs Accepted
  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Family Fun
  • Groups Accepted
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Marketed Towards Children
  • On-Site café/restaurant
  • Outdoor Attraction
  • Parking (free)
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Picnic Site
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Accessibility

  • Disabled facilities (please call for details)

Establishment Features

  • Conference facilities

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking

Payment Methods

  • Maestro accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Special group rates
  • Visa accepted

Provider Preferences

  • In countryside

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    Recent Reviews:

    • liamsC3452LD
      Maidstone, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      Fireworks
      3 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 13th November 2022
      Few rides which are nice for kids, but fireworks poorly organised, no signs of martials telling people where to stand so fireworks were delayed. There were some fire dancing people (I think) that you... Read full review
    • pattyR415
      London, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
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      Day out
      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 13th November 2022
      Weather was prefect venue great Beautiful day out with the grandkids Staff great Restaurant well priced Went home feeling knackered and happy Read full review
    • Natalie S
      Maidstone, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Family
      2022 Santa experience
      4 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 29th November 2022
      I booked the Christmas experience for 3 adults and a baby. Santa's grotto was amazing and all of the staff were very friendly and interacted with the children and adults. Santa was great, and the... Read full review

    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.

    Awards

    • Visit BritainWe're Good to Go We're Good to Go 2020
    • Regional and MiscellaneousWTTC Safe Travels WTTC Safe Travels 2021

    Opening Times

    2022 Opening (1 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2022)
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    2022 Opening (1 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2022)
    DayTimes

    * Kent Life is open from 10am throughout the year, closing times vary and seasonal closures may apply. Please check website for most up to date information.

    Kent Life will be CLOSED on 25th & 26th December, and 1st January.

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