18 must attend events at Kent Life

Kent Life Heritage Farm Park, a 28-acre working farm and visitor attraction situated in Sandling, Maidstone, has announced new dates for its programme of eighteen seasonal events in 2020, which will see the venue celebrate its 35th Anniversary.

A special highlight event to mark 35 years since the attraction first opened its doors on 6 July 1985 is planned:  See Peter Rabbit! Marking 35 years of Kent Life, Saturday 4 & Sunday 5 July, 10am – 5pm.  The complete seasonal events programme runs throughout 2020, from February to December, on the following dates:

February Fun and Frolics, Saturday 15 February – Sunday 23 February, 10am – 4pm

A fun-packed week full of activities and trails as the farm enters lambing season and prepares for the arrival of some new born lambs. (Adults £6.95, Concessions £5.95, Children (aged 3-15) £5.95, Family £21.95, Members Free)

Bugs and Grubs Weekend featuring the Gruffalo, Saturday 14 March – Sunday 15 March, 10am – 5pm Get up close and personal with nature with the Kent Life bug hunter, visit critter corner or make a mini-beast house to take home. Special guest the Gruffalo will be appearing at intervals throughout the day. (Adults £9.95, Concessions £8.95, Children (aged 3-15) £8.95, Family £33.95, Members Free)

Spring into Easter, Thursday 2 April – Wednesday 15 April, 10am – 5pm – A true celebration of Easter, say hello to new faces, help with bottle feeding of lambs and goat kids and meet Easter chicks and piglets! From Friday 10th to Monday 13th April, the Easter Bunny will be popping up with some yummy treats! (Adults £9.95, Concessions £8.95, Children (aged 3-15) £8.95, Family £33.95, Members Free)                                    

VE Day Celebrations, Friday 8 – Sunday 10 May, 10am – 5pm – Kent Life celebrates this momentous anniversary. (Adults £9.95, Concessions £8.95, Children (aged 3-15) £8.95, Family £33.95, Members Free)

Baa-rilliant Half Term Featuring the Sheep Show! Saturday 23 May – Sunday 31 May, 10am – 5pm – Join Kent Life’s entertainers across the site for some animal activities and the Sheep Show! (Adults £9.95, Concessions £8.95, Children (aged 3-15) £8.95, Family £33.95, Members Free)

Marcus Cinganelli, Friday 19 June, Doors open at 7.30pm – Back by popular demand, renowned Kent Psychic Marcus Cinganelli hosts an evening of clairvoyance and entertainment. (Adults only – age 16+ £12.00, Kent Life Members £10.00)

See Peter Rabbit! Marking 35 years of Kent Life, Saturday 4 & Sunday 5 July, 10am – 5pm.  (Adults £9.95, Concessions £8.95, Children (aged 3-15) £8.95, Family £33.95, Members Free)

Summer Holiday Fun – Animalympics! Thursday 23 July – Monday 31 August, 10am – 6pm – To celebrate a super summer of sport, this year’s theme will be Animalympics, featuring activities, trails, animal antics and Big Top shows. (Adults £9.95, Concessions £8.95, Children (aged 3-15) £8.95, Family £33.95, Members Free)

Ice Cream Festival, Monday 31 August, 10am – 6pm – Kent Life welcomes back the Ice Cream Festival! Sample tasters of over 50 varieties of ice cream from many ice cream vendors and sweet stalls. (Adults £9.95, Concessions £8.95, Children (aged 3-15) £8.95, Family £33.95, Members Free)

Hops ‘n’ Harvest Beer Festival, Saturday 12 (10am – 10pm) and Sunday 13 September (10am – 6pm) – A family festival with something for everyone: experience the last coal-fired Oast House in Britain in action, get involved in hop picking, sample up to 60 varieties of beer and cider, plus a gin bar, listen to live music and see fabulous shows in the Big Top.

(Saturday Adults £13, Concessions £12, Children (aged 3-15) £10, Family (2+2) £40) (Sunday Adults £9.95, Concessions £8.95, Children (aged 3-15) £8.95, Family £33.95)

Apple Weekend, Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 October, 10am – 5pm – Celebrating the Apple Harvest, the Apple Weekend showcases Kent Life’s amazing range of homegrown apples with demonstrations, tastings and a chance to buy. (Adults £9.95, Concessions £8.95, Children (aged 3-15) £8.95, Family £33.95, Members Free)

Halloween Spooktacular, Saturday 24 October – Sunday 1 November, 10am – 5pm – A spooky week of pumpkin carving, trick or treating in Kent Life’s historic houses, creepy bugs and fancy-dress competitions. (Adults £9.95, Concessions £8.95, Children (aged 3-15) £8.95, Family £33.95, Members Free)

Kent Life After Dark, Thursday 29 & Friday 30 October, 5pm- 8pm – Explore the spooky sights in the historic houses at Kent Life after dark and join the Ugly Bug ball. (Combined DAY & NIGHT admission: Adults £11.95, Concessions £10.95, Children (aged 3-15) £10.95, Family £40.95) (After Dark admission only: Adults £6.95, Concessions £5.95, Children (aged 3-15) £5.95, Family £21.95)

Fireworks Spectacular, Saturday 7 November and Sunday 8 November, 3pm – 8pm

Fire performers lead the countdown to the lighting of the Bonfire, followed by the annual spectacular musical firework display. (Adults £12, Concessions £11, Children (aged 3-15) £10, Family (2+2) £40. Members discounts)

Christmas on the Home Front – WWII Experience, Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd November, 10am – 4pm – Step back into yesteryear and re-live the festive season in the 1940s. Take in the sights, sounds and smells of ‘Christmas on the Home Front’.  (Adults £6.95, Concessions £5.95, Children (aged 3-15) £5.95, Family £21.95, Members Free)

Experience Christmas at Kent LifeOpen from 10am (closing times vary)

Saturday 5th December and Sunday 6th December; Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th December; Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th December; Monday 21st Tuesday 22nd, Wednesday 23rd Thursday 24th  A chance to meet Father Christmas and his elves, visit the grotto, create a gingerbread masterpiece at Kent Life’s award-winning festive event. (Adults £7.95, Concessions £6.95, Children (under 1) £7.95, Children (1-15) £13.95, Family (Strictly 2+2) £36.95)

Farm Nativity, Sunday 6 December, From 3pm (open as usual in the day 10am – 3pm)

Experience the living Nativity featuring Kent Life’s very own farmyard friends, in partnership with Maidstone Family Church. (Adults £6.95, Concessions £5.95, Children (aged 3-15) £5.95, Family £21.95, Members Free)

Christmas Holidays, Sunday 27 December – Sunday 3 January, 10am – 3pm (closed on 1st January 2021) – A whole host of festive fun awaits: visit cuddle corner, join in with games on the green, take a farm ride or get creative in the paint-a-pot studio. (Adults £6.95, Concessions £5.95, Children (aged 3-15) £5.95, Family £21.95, Members Free)

For more information on all of the events mentioned: www.kentlife.org.uk / 01622 763936

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