Kent Life is a large farm with lots to see and do. The farm has several fields of animals including horses, donkeys, goats, sheep and llamas; a “cuddle corner” with smaller animals; a big playground and soft play area; and extra activities like pottery painting and tractor rides. There are also a couple of cafes and some old, historical cottages to explore what life in Kent was like in the past.
MUMMY’S GIN FUND SAYS:
A really fun day out with little ones. The animals are friendly and clearly well cared for and we enjoyed feeding them with the animal food they sell. The playground looked really good fun, especially for older children, and there was a lot of space to run around. We enjoyed the food in the cafe too. The only downside was the background hum of the motorway, reminding you that London’s not that far away.
Address: Kent Life, Lock Lane, Sandling, Maidstone, Kent ME14 3AU.
Playground: Yes, a big one with several climbing frames, swings and slides. It’s age coded too so you know which bits of equipment are most appropriate for your children. There’s also a big soft play barn and some little tractors to ride around on.
Cafe: Yes, there are a couple. We tried the tea room, which does a good sausage sandwich, and there’s another small cafe in the Playbarn. Next time I’d take a picnic though. The cafe was quite small and outside there’s a lot of space and picnic benches.
Toilets: Yes / Accessible: Yes / Baby change: Yes.
Pram / wheelchair / mobility friendly: Yes, mostly, although it’s a farm so there are some bumpy bits. There are a couple of pram parks if you want to leave yours though and I personally used a sling.
Parking: Lots of free parking. There was a wedding there on the day we went but even with the extra cars there was lots of space in the overflow field.
Nearest Station: Maidstone East or West, taxi or 155 bus.
Phone: 01622 763936.
Email: [email protected].
Tickets cost £9.50 for adults, £8.50 for concessions, £7.50 for three -15 year olds and under threes are free, but you can get them all 15% cheaper if you book online.
Review by Becky Lopez.