Kent Life

Kent Life

Kent Life is an open-air museum near Maidstone in Kent. It is located in Sandling next to Allington Locks on the east bank of the River Medway. There is a variety of things to do including a farmyard, a big top, gardens, a vintage village and play areas.

Things to do at Kent Life

Outdoors you can take a farm ride on their land train or on one of their tractor-trailer rides. There is a hunt around the grounds for various mystery objects and there is a prize as a reward. They have a daily itinerary of extra activities such as feeding the lambs (seasonal,), donkey rides, playing on the beach in the summer and special events. There is also an adventure play area including pedal tractors.

They showcase and breed traditional farm animals, including sheep, pigs, horses, goats, poultry, alpacas and more. All their animals are housed in historic outhouse barns. Indoors there is a large soft play area with three floors of fun. You can also get creative in the paint-a-pot studio or meet smaller farmyard animals, in the cuddle corner.

Their all-weather indoor Big Top arena plays host to a variety of shows throughout the year, usually during school holidays. There are also some historical cottages to explore. Their collection of original buildings includes a village hall, Hoppers’ huts, a blacksmith’s forge and more. Plus there are gardens that you can look around.

Further Information

Is there food and drink available?

There is a range of places (indoors and outdoors) to purchase hot and cold food and drinks. You are welcome to bring a picnic.

What are the main things to do?

Outdoors museum with farm animals, indoor and outdoor play areas, tractor/land train rides, gardens and historic buildings. There are toilets and food and drink outlets.

What are the ticket prices?

An adult ticket costs £9, children 3-15 £8, under 3s are free and other pricing options including family tickets are available.
Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online.

Is there parking?

There is a free on-site car park.

When are they open?

Kent Life is open for most of the year. For up-to-date opening times please visit their website.

Dog friendly?

Dogs are welcome on leads outdoors. Dogs are not permitted in their catering areas, lower farmyard (including cuddle corner) and The Kent Owl Academy.

Are they accessible?

Information on accessibility

Kent Life
Kent Life
Kent Life
Kent Life
Photos credited to Kent Life
All Ages
Indoor Outdoor
Animals, Museum, Outdoor Fun
Tui Free Kids Places

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