Kent Life Heritage Farm Park

A wonderful day out for all the family

25 Apr Kent Life Heritage Farm Park

Kent Life - feeding lambsKent Life Heritage Farm Park is a fantastic place to visit with your whole family. Kent Life is set in beautiful and historical 28 acre grounds and includes a real working farm, an indoor and outdoor play area, the Paint a Pot studios and tractor rides. The real life farm showcases and breeds traditional farm animals and has a wonderful hands-on Cuddle Corner. Children will love seeing the animals and getting up close to the farm life.

When I was lucky enough to visit the farm with my husband and two children, my children absolutely loved seeing all the animals. We saw the chicks that had just hatched and my children thoroughly enjoyed seeing how small they were. We also saw the sheep close up and my son couldn’t believe how loud they were baaing! As we visited in the spring my children also got an opportunity to help feed the lambs. This was a fantastic experience and something my children still talk about.

As well as the farm, Kent Life has lots of other activities for children. There is a wonderful outdoor play area where children can climb, run, slide and swing on all the equipment. On dry sunny days this area will definitely be a big hit with the children. There is also an indoor soft play area that includes three floors for children to explore. This indoor play area is perfect for rainy days and will entertain children for hours. Whilst the children play, adults can sit and relax with a lovely cup of coffee.

Kent Life - Child stroking goatKent Life also has some lovely events throughout the year. On the day we visited Sublime Science were carrying out two workshops. Sublime Science were very entertaining and taught my children about various science topics such as sound, chemistry and air resistance. They did this is a very child friendly and entertaining way and my children thoroughly enjoyed themselves. They even got to make their own slime!

Kent Life have lots of other events throughout the year including May Day celebrations on May 2nd which include Morris dancing and an annual parade. On June 12th there is a Royal Street Party to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday. Also on the 18th and 19th June you can learn about the farming traditions of Kent at the Country Fair.

The six weeks of Summer Holiday Fun begin on the 13th July, including The Gruffalo’s first appearance at Kent Life on 31st July. Then on 29th August, Kent Life hosts its very first Ice Cream Festival, with ice cream vendors, chocolatiers and sweet stalls galore!

Kent Life is a fabulous place to visit and caters for both children and adults. There are many things to see and do there, including visiting the Dotty’s Tea room for some lovely homemade cakes.

To find our more information about all Kent Life has to offer, visit www.kentlife.org.uk. Ticket prices are £9.50 for adults, £7.50 for children (3-15 years), Concessions £8.50 and a family ticket (2 adults and 2 children or 1 adult and 3 children) is £29.95. Children under 3 are free.