Things to do at South of England Rare Breeds Centre review
The South of England Rare Breeds Centre is located in Woodchurch, near Ashford in Kent. It is set in 100 acres of beautiful countryside which offers fun and adventure for all the family.
The Rare Breeds Centre is proud to be the only one in Kent and it is approved by the Rare Breeds Survival Trust. They have a wide range of animals including goats, birds, horses, sheep, pigs and cattle. They have an indoor petting area with chicks, hamsters, rabbits and more. Plus a walk-in aviary with Lovebirds, budgies, cockatiels and finches. You can see a bird of prey display during your visit so make sure you check what time this is. It is dependant on weather conditions. You can also book a bird of prey experience for an additional cost.
The centre has a discovery garden where they grow fruit and vegetables. You can go on the Mysterious Marsh adventure trail which you have to negotiate without your feet touching the ground. There are wooden bridges, swinging tyres, balancing bars and more. It is a short walk from the main farm but you can take the Big Red Trailer Ride and ask to hop off at the Mysterious Marsh.
They have two outdoor play parks. Sammy’s playpen is suitable for all ages and has swings, slides and climbing frames. There is also a hill fort, tube maze and an assault course suitable for older children. If you would like to explore one of their woodland walks you can take either the green, red or blue walks (15, 30 and 45 minutes in length). in the summer you can take part in daily pig racing.
Please note – Most places may still require you to pre-book online in advance. Some venues also still have certain areas closed for safety reasons. Please check their website and/or social media pages before visiting.
FAQ and Further Information South of England Rare Breeds Centre
Address: Woodchurch, Ashford TN26 3RJ, Kent, England. Phone: 01233 861493
Category –Farm Park – Mostly Outdoors – Suitable for all ages
Is there food and drink available?
There is a cafe serving hot and cold food and drinks. You are welcome to bring a picnic.
What are the main things to do?
Farm park with play areas, adventure trail, adventure play areas, pig racing, walks, birds of prey displays and more. There are toilets and a cafe.
What are the ticket prices?
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *Mid-range. An adult ticket costs £11.75, children and over £10, other pricing options including family tickets are available.
Is there parking?
There is a car park.
When are they open?
The Rare Breeds Centre is open for most of the year, it is often closed on a Monday over the winter. For up to date opening times please visit their website.
Dogs are not permitted.
Are they accessible?
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