Situated on the outskirts of Maidstone, rural history meets family fun at Kent Life, where hands-on experience of life in the country, play areas, Big Top shows and nostalgic walks through the past all come together. Planning Solutions Limited, have managed the attraction on behalf of Maidstone Borough Council since 2015, and have invested to enhance the visitor experience
As a working farm, Kent Life showcases and breeds traditional farm animals and visitors can take time out to visit the Kent Owl Academy, home to 12 different species, along with lovely meerkats. Visit the Vintage Village and explore what life would have been like in Kent in Victorian Times, during WWII and more recently, the 1950s. A visit wouldn’t be complete without exploring the last working coal-fired Oast House, the apple orchard or the two farmhouse gardens. There’s also plenty for children including indoor and outdoor play areas, animal feeding sessions, fun farm rides, a pottery studio and more.
Refresh the senses with a visit to the 1950s inspired Dotty’s Tea Room, try wood-fired pizza from the Pizza Garden, or grab refreshments from the Pantry in the Playbarn or seasonal Ice Cream Hut.Along with an extensive special events programme, Kent Life is also an ideal venue for school and group visits, children’s parties, conferences, private hire and weddings, and boasts a loyal local following through the annual membership scheme. Find out more about Kent Life Heritage Farm here.