• Joanna Lampejo

Family Day's Out: Kent Life (Heritage Farm Park)

Updated: Aug 15

Another day. Another adventure..


We set of on one of our favourite adventures in Kent. Heritage Farm Park - Kent Life is such an incredible place to visit.


The best part of this day out is it is inexpensive, fun packed with adventure and nature and a ton of animals to feed. The kids will never want to leave, did I mention they have a generous size outdoor play area!



We arrived at 10:00 and were the last people to leave, in fact, they kindly reminded us that they were closing. Yes, that's how much fun we had.


By Joanna Lampejo

What are your favourite kind of days out as a family?


I recently did a blog on - "My Top 5 Farm (£10 And Under) *Click The Picture*

The summer holidays are in full swing, so finding great days out is something we absolutely enjoy doing.


Kent Life Heritage Farm is truly an gem! We absolutely love this farm & everything they have to offer throughout the year.

From regular tractor rides during the day to an outdoor park, to petting animals, well there is never a dull moment on this estate!


It’s totally picturesque with detailed heritage!


They have the most beautiful, dare I say “Pink Chapel” on the estate. You can easily spend a generous 4-5 hours on this farm for a family day out.

With Dotty's tea room on site, should you get famished, with a buggy park on stand by too, which always comes in handy.


From horses, to ponies, to pigs, the kids & whole family will never get board here at Kent Life.


You can expect farm yard & lots of nature on this farm, which is absolutely amazing for the kiddos. Kent Life have an adoption program, if you really want to push the boat & the get kids in touch with more nature.


The Big Top - Hosts a variety of shows during the year. The Big Top is currently closed due to COVID, but I look forward to the re-opening of shows.


The Vintage Cottage - These are Second World War cottages that are on site and very close to the "Pink Chapel" officially known as "Cuxton Chapel"


The list goes on and on, this beautiful estate has so much to offer the whole family.


The best part is, (Shhhh) it’s inexpensive & you can spend as much money or as little money as you would like on this day out.


There’s a few things that you might have to pay extra for that are not included in the entry fee

- (Paint-A-Pot)

The kids and I were absolutely intrigued to visit the bunks


What I loved s out this little self tour is that Cara was curious and I loved that, I love days out that offer fun but a sense of learning to, this always ties in nicely to our home learning and gives me ideas on what other things I can teach the kids.

Learning that families of up to 6 people would live in a space like this for up to 4 weeks at a time was a new welcomed fact for the kids and I.


WHAT TO EXPECT:

- Outdoor play area

- Animals

- Owl activity

- Farm yard & nature

- Changing facilities

- Tea room

- Tractor rides

- Sand pit

- Buggy park

- Paint a pot

And soo much more..


BOOK HERE - https://kentlife.merlintickets.co.uk


Address:

Kent Life

Lock Lane

Sandling

Maidstone

Kent

ME14 3AU


Contact Number:

01622 763936


Email:

enquiries@kentlife.org.uk


Kent Life Year Itinerary:

Some of the top events are:

  • Bugs and Grubs Weekend featuring the Gruffalo, Saturday 14 March – Sunday 15 March, 10am – 5pm

  • Spring into Easter, Thursday 2 April – Wednesday 15 April, 10am – 5pm

  • May Bank Holiday Celebrations – Friday 8 – Sunday 10 May, 10am – 5pm

  • See Peter Rabbit! Marking 35 years of Kent Life, Saturday 4 & Sunday 5 July, 10am – 5pm,

  • Summer Holiday Fun – Animalympics! Thursday 23 July – Monday 31 August, 10am – 6pm

  • Hops ‘n’ Harvest Beer Festival, Saturday 12 (10am – 10pm) and Sunday 13 September (10am – 6pm)

  • Fireworks Spectacular, Saturday 7 November and Sunday 8 November, 3pm – 8pm

  • Experience Christmas at Kent Life, Open from 10am (closing times vary) Saturday 5th December and Sunday 6th December; Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th December; Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th December; Monday 21st Tuesday 22nd, Wednesday 23rd Thursday 24th

Now this is just an idea of what you would expect from a typical year on this estate, due to COVID so much has been put on hold, so fingers crossed for 2021.


REVIEW TIME:


Would we go back?

Absolutely YES! They have so much going on throughout the year and it really is a bargain for your money. And also offer different events seasonally. I would highly recommend this day out, all day every day. Ot's worth the money, it's fun packed, a balanced amount of nature and of course, the kids are fully entertained. I would advise booking online before visiting to avoid disappointment.


Happy adventuring!

By Joanna Lampejo

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