Kent Life - Heritage Farm Park

Type:Museum

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

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About

 Kent Life have enjoyed  welcoming you back this summer, and their team have worked hard behind the scenes to put measures and procedures in place to keep you safe. For your enjoyment please note:-

Saftey measures: 

  • Kent Life are operating a restricted the number of guests onsite per day
  • Kent Life will ask all guests (including members) to pre-book an arrival date/time online to help manage capacity
  • The number of hand washing facilities have been increased across the site
  • A one way system will be operated where necessary
  • Enhanced cleaning routines
  • Kent Life team will wear appropriate PPE where necessary
  • Kent Life catering outlets will provide a take-away service only
  • Some of the entertainment will be adapted to adhere to new distancing guidelines, and some activities may not be available at all at present

How you can help:

  • Book your arrival date and time online in advance
  • If you, or anyone in your household, is displaying flu-like symptoms, we kindly ask that you postpone your visit to another day
  • Please keep your distance from other groups/households, and follow the onsite signage
  • Make contactless payments where possible
  • Wash your hands regularly for at least 20 seconds
  • Please clear your own rubbish from picnic areas – either use the bins provided, or take it home with you

 

Find answers to more frequently asked questions here.

 


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Some activities/entertainment may not currently be available. You are advised to check before visiting – there is more information here (and link to https://kentlife.org.uk/plan-your-visit/covid-know-before-you-go/)

 

Kent Life is a vibrant and fun destination with 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 be.

Each season brings something 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 and historic houses and 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.

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult (Temp reduced price)£9.00 per ticket
Child (3 - 15) (Temp reduced price)£8.00 per ticket
Concession (Temp reduced price)£8.00 per ticket
Family (2+2) (Temp reduced price)£30.00 per ticket
Under 3Free

Annual membership, group rates and off-peak rates also available.

Events

Saturday, 3rd October 2020 - Sunday, 4th October 2020

Apple WeekendKent Life boasts many varieties of apple, which will be hand picked from our historic orchards just days before the festival. Up to 35 varieties of the apples will be on sale here over the weekend to try & buy, some varieties even date back to the 1500’s! Along with your stash of apples don’t…
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Saturday, 24th October 2020 - Sunday, 1st November 2020

Halloween SpooktacularCome along and join in with the family friendly Halloween events as Kent Life is transformed for the spooky season.
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Saturday, 7th November 2020 - Sunday, 8th November 2020

Fireworks SpectacularBe stunned by the fire breathers lighting the mesmerising bonfire and witness the countdown to the spectacular firework display. Join Kent Life in this momentous celebration to mark the end of a great season and the beginning their our winter festivities.
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Saturday, 21st November 2020 - Sunday, 22nd November 2020

Soldiers congregating.Christmas on the Home Front - WWII ExperienceStep back into yesteryear and re-live the festive season in the 1940’s.
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Saturday, 5th December 2020 - Thursday, 24th December 2020

Father Christmas' grotto. Experience Christmas at Kent LifeCome along and join in the festive fun. Jump on board Kent Life's Land Train driven by the Head Elf and hear the Christmas tales, don’t forget to grab your chance to meet Father Christmas in his magical grotto and take home a special gift.
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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
  • Visa accepted

Provider Preferences

  • In countryside

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Recent Reviews:

  • Thomascrossland
    Deal, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Amazing 😉
    5 of 5 stars
    Friday, 28th August 2020
    My girlfriend and I came for a holiday in Maidstone just to relax. We both love animals The place was great fun looking at all the animals and having a chance to feed all different kinds of... Read full review
  • Sassy10000
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Excellent day out
    5 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 29th August 2020
    Took my 3 year old. He loved the play area, animals and tractor ride. Had a great time. Highly recommended. Read full review
  • GemmaB534
    Lowestoft, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Good value for money
    4 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 20th September 2020
    Booking online was easy to do and there are different time slots to pick from. Kent life has a variety of things to do and whilst it is suited towards younger children, older children and adults will... 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

Opening Times

2020 Opening (1 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)
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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