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Winter Holiday and Half Term High Days at Kent Life Heritage Farm Park





When you can't face another festive film and all the Quality Street have gone, it's time to give that new Christmas jumper an outing, wrap up in your bobble hat and scarf and venture out for some fresh air.  Kent Life Heritage Farm Park will be open during theChristmas holidays, from 27thDecember to 5 January(excluding 1stJanuary), to welcome families with games on the green and farm rides.  

Youngsters will enjoy our special sessions to meet some of the farm animals in person, visiting cuddle corner or burning off some energy hunting for wooden snowmen to claim their yummy treat from the shop.

Children are guaranteed lots of laughs at Mrs Back to Front's Fun Packed Magic Show.  They can get involved in this interactive show, which always calls upon lots of volunteers to help sort out her muddles and back to front clothes. Mrs Back to Front will be performing daily at 11.30am, 12.30pm and 2pm.

IfFebruary half-term, 17 to 21 February, is looking a bit ‘bleak midwinter' then Kent Life's farm animals are guaranteed to brighten a grey day.   Children can feed the pigs, sheep, ponies, goats and alpacas and, with any luck, meet a new arrival if the sheep are lambing.  Visitors can also head over to the Kent Owl Academy, behind the hoppers' huts, to meet the meerkats and the owls.  

For keen explorers who want to take a step back in time, Kent Life's vintage village offers a treasure trove of old buildings, including Victorian Petts farmhouse, the village hall, the World War II Lenham cottages, Cuxton Chapel and 1950s Sandling farmhouse.  For the arty, the Paint-a-Pot studio allows kids to get creative.

Kent Life is open from 10am to 3pm (with last admission at 2pm) during the Christmas holidays and from 10am to 4pm (with last admission at 3pm) during the February half-term holidays.  A family day ticket is £21.95.  All tickets can be booked


Note to editors

Kent Life Heritage Farm Park is a 28-acre working farm and visitor attraction situated in Maidstone, Kent on the site of the original Sandling Farm.  It was originally part of the wider Allington Castle estate, owned by Thomas Wyatt in the mid-16thCentury.  Today, it is one of the few remaining places in Britain where hops are grown, harvested, dried and packed by hand in its magnificent Oast house, using only traditional techniques, at the annual Hops n Harvest Beer Festival in September.

Open throughout the year, Kent Life tells the Kent farming story and provides a fun family day out discovering more than 200 farmyard animals, indoor and outdoor play areas, and Kentish gardens and orchards.  Visitorscan step back in time to experience Kent's farming heritage in the Vintage Village, which is made up of reconstructions of original rural Kent buildings that have been re-built brick by brick.

The attraction also hosts a series of seasonal special events throughout the year, catering for the whole family.  Schools can take advantage of a varied schools' programme of educational activities and interactive learning linked to the national curriculum. Bespoke experiential event packages, catering for weddings, social functions and children's birthday parties, are also available.


For media enquiries contact:

Clare Pope, Hoot & Holler PR on behalf of Kent Life Heritage Farm Park, Tel: 07828 711411



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