Kent Life Heritage Farm Park

In a nutshell

Home to Britain's last working oasthouse, this is a nostalgic attraction with historic buildings, farmyard animals and play areas.


Lock Lane, Sandling, Maidstone, Kent ME14 3AU

Contact details

Tel: 01622 763936

Web: www.kentlife.org.uk

Activity type

Animals, Birthdays, Gardens and Open Spaces, Historical Sites, Indoor Activities, Museums and Art Centres, Outdoor Activities, Trips and Transport

Suitable for

Ages 5 - 12, All ages, Schools and Groups, Teenagers, Under 5s

Price guide


(based on family of 4)

Kent Life Heritage Farm Park details...

For a wonderful day out that all the family will enjoy visit Kent Life, near Maidstone. Heritage and family fun sit side by side in the beautiful and historical 28 acre grounds, home to Britain’s last working coal-fired Oast House and a range of period-dressed historic buildings.

In the Vintage Village you can see the Second World War cottages from nearby Lenham, which display the typical home of a wartime housewife. Look out for ghosts in Petts Farmhouse, also restored to its Victorian splendour. There is so much to explore in the collection of original buildings, with the Village Hall relocated from Ulcombe, the Granary, the Oast House, traditional Hoppers’ Huts, and the working blacksmith’s forge. A nostalgic trip down memory lane, for both old and young alike.

There are also beautiful Kentish gardens to stroll through. See the ornamental herb garden with its array of herbs with varying uses; from aromatic herbs used for pot-pourri and perfumes, through to dye plants used to colour wool and fabric. Stretch your legs in the apple orchards, or simply explore the two farmhouse gardens, with a pig sty at the bottom! You can also see the hop garden and learn about the traditions of hop picking. Kent Life is a real working farm and it showcases and breeds traditional farm animals such as sheep, cattle, pigs, horses, donkeys, goats, poultry, rabbits, guinea pigs, ferrets, ducks and geese. All the lovely animals are housed in historic outhouse barns!

The hands-on Cuddle Corner provides the opportunity to get up close and personal to some of the smaller farmyard friends, and it is always popular with younger visitors!  The daily itinerary of activities changes with the seasons. At Easter, there’s bottle feeding the lambs; there’s use of the play beach and bouncy castle in the summer; water zorbing in the autumn, or going for a ride on Santa’s sleigh in the winter! Children can enjoy indoor and outdoor play areas, donkey rides, the pottery studio, quad bikes, tractor rides and much more. Don’t forget to relax with a homemade cake in Dotty’s tea room.  Events and activities run all year round, especially during holidays and weekends.

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Kent Life Heritage Farm Park Events

February Fun and Frolics at Kent Life Heritage Farm Park

Open 15th February 2020 - 23rd February 2020

Take part in all the fun February halt term activities at Kent Life Heritage Farm Park. Held from the 15th to the 23rd February.

Bugs and Grubs Weekend featuring The Gruffalo! at Kent Life Heritage Farm Park

Open 14th March 2020 - 15th March 2020

Put on your wellies and enjoy an exciting weekend at Kent Life Heritage Farm Park near Maidstone. Held on the 14th and 15th of March.

Let’s Spring into Easter at Kent Life Heritage Farm Park

Open 2nd April 2020 - 15th April 2020

Celebrate Easter and spring's baby animal boom at Kent Life Heritage Farm Park near Maidstone. Held from the 2nd to the 15th of April.

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