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 the Christmas holidays, from 27th December to 5 January (excluding 1st January), 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.
If February 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 online www.kentlife.org.uk.