From birds of prey and farm animals to games and tractor rides, there’s plenty to entertain the whole family this summer at the Kent Life Heritage Farm Park Country Fair (June 13 and 14).
The award-winning rural attraction, near Maidstone, will be celebrating Kentish traditions with vintage games, including hook-a-duck, three-legged races and knobbly knee competitions, as well as have-a-go archery and face-painting.
Enjoy a thrilling falconry display, take a tour around the vintage farmhouses and meet the characters inside, watch the blacksmith at work in his forge, and marvel at the old-fashioned steam organ. Mum and dad can even give tractor driving a go!
You can also check out the local produce and craft stalls, tuck in to a tasty barbecue or relax with a refreshing drink in the small beer tent.
Be sure to visit Dotty’s tearoom for good food and homemade cakes, and the gift shop to pick up some Kent Life produce.
Kent Life ticket prices: Adults £9.50; Children £7.50 (aged 3-15); Concessions £8.50. Members and under-threes FREE. There will be a small additional charge for some activities. At certain times of year and for certain events, membership passes are not valid and rates may vary. Opening times: 10am to 5pm daily (last admission 4pm).
Kent Life is the county’s premier rural heritage experience, set in 28 acres of glorious countryside. Explore the beautiful gardens, orchard and one of the last hand-picked hop gardens in the country; ramble along the wildlife discovery trail; and see the last working coal-fired oast house in Britain.
The attraction is also a real working farm, so there are plenty of animals to see, including pigs, sheep, ducks, goats, alpacas, horses and ponies. And with large indoor play areas to explore, Kent Life offers a fun-packed day whatever the weather.
Kent Life is in Sandling, near Maidstone, just off junction 6 of the M20 or only an hour by train from London. For details visit www.kentlife.org.uk or call 01622 763936.
Kent Life is a Continuum Explore Attraction. You can immerse yourselves in country life at Continuum Explore Attractions, where family fun and adventure sit side by side.
Continuum Attractions offer a host of cultural visitor attraction experiences across the UK, from the hallowed cobbles of Coronation Street to Edinburgh’s underground history told under the Royal Mile.