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Kent Life

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Lock Lane | Sandling, Maidstone ME14 3AU, England
+44 1622 763936
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The most boring over priced day out I’ve taken the kids to in a long while ! I don’t Remember it... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Samantha N
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Ashford, United Kingdom
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Not everything is rosy at Kent Life

I'd like to address this review directly at Sarah H the Manager as it appears that visitors have... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Lynn A
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We are a 28 acre Heritage Farm Park and aim to be a memorable and fun day out for all the family. Step back in time and visit our Vintage Village, take in the smells and colours in the Kentish Gardens, get your boots muddy and explore our Farmyard & Nature then take a break and set the kids free in our Family Play! We have daily activities and regular seasonal events throughout the year.
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“cuddle corner” (99 reviews)
“tractor ride” (77 reviews)
“bouncy castle” (54 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Lock Lane | Sandling, Maidstone ME14 3AU, England
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+44 1622 763936
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The most boring over priced day out I’ve taken the kids to in a long while ! I don’t Remember it being like this years back it’s gone completely down hill ! Miserable staff absolutely no atmosphere what so ever the train worked a very...More

Thank Samantha N
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Sarah H, Manager at Kent Life, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Such a disappointing review to receive. We feel that our admission prices offer good value for money - and we also offer a generous 15% online booking discount. There have been vast improvements over the past few years, both in terms of the infrastructure, entertainment...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

I'd like to address this review directly at Sarah H the Manager as it appears that visitors have previously reviewed aspects of Kent Life in a less than glowing manner but Sarah H doesn't appear to see what most of us can. I would therefore...More

1  Thank Lynn A
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Sarah H, Manager at Kent Life, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your feedback. We are taking your comments very seriously and will take immediate steps to address the valid points you raise. Thanks for taking the time to leave your thoughts.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I don’t often write reviews but I decided to make an exception to hopefully prevent at least one other family from having a disappointing day out. We visited Kent Life in April as part of our daughter’s celebrations. Being just one year old we were...More

1  Thank TaschaGary
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Sarah H, Manager at Kent Life, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your comprehensive review, it's sad to hear you were disappointed with your visit. The points you raise will be discussed at our Managers Meeting to ensure that necessary improvements are actioned where possible. We welcome all feedback and thank you for taking...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

gave up waiting for 'cuddle corner' after 45 min wait. very rundown and expensive for what it is. Had burnt pizza just to top it off.More

Thank jojoboo2018
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Sarah H, Manager at Kent Life, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Such a disappointing review to receive. We feel that our admission prices offer good value for money - and we also offer a generous 15% online booking discount. We are constantly improving our infrastructure, grounds and entertainment offer - so feel that "very rundown" is...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was an excellent display, my wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our visit, the period characters were exceptional, really adding to the atmosphere, and were very informative about the little things you rarely hear about.

Thank peter1928
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Sarah H, Manager at Kent Life, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Great to hear you enjoyed our Christmas on the Home Front event - hope to see you again this November (if not before!)

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me and my partner brought our son here a few months ago. The prices to get in are very reasonable. We had a lovely day out, he loved seeing the animals and feeding them. The little soft play area was perfect for small toddlers. We...More

Thank Michelle W
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Sarah H, Manager at Kent Life, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for the lovely review and recommendation. Hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visit here 2-3 times per year with our children (aged 3 and 8) and recently visited on a Sunday afternoon (March 2018). There is a large play area for children of different ages. The animal enclosures are spaced out across the park and there...More

3  Thank Jessica W
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Sarah H, Manager at Kent Life, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Many thanks for your detailed and favourable 4 star review. It's great to hear you visit regularly, and we look forward to seeing you again.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great place for Animal lovers, whether you take children or Not! They have horses, alpacas, sheep, goats and pigs. They have a petting zoo where you can hold chickens, bunnies, mice, guinea pigs and more.

1  Thank Hkil
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Sarah H, Manager at Kent Life, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the 5 star review - great to hear you enjoyed your visit.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Entry price was very reasonable and everything inside is included in the price. Lots of events running during our visit; feeding lambs, pony grooming, magic shows - to name a few. The site is not that big, which is perfect I think - it’s not...More

2  Thank Donna Michelle W
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Sarah H, Manager at Kent Life, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Great! We look forward to seeing you again in the summer, thanks so much for the 5 star rating.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyable visit and something for all at this venue with the history of Kent rural life and play areas for kids to enjoy

1  Thank COOLEYBLUE
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Sarah H, Manager at Kent Life, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the lovely 5 star review - hope to see you again.

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lisa p
29 May 2017|
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Response from Sarah H | Property representative |
Dogs are allowed on site we just ask that they are kept on leads, cleaned up after and do not enter the catering areas. We hope you have a great day!
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Robynm95
11 December 2016|
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Response from Sarah H | Property representative |
Naturally, the welfare of our animals is of utmost importance to us, especially at this time of year, and I can assure you that all animals are extremely well looked after by our Livestock Officer and her dedicated and... More
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Colin B
I thought I would contact you regarding the totally useless response to my review which I posted three days ago in which I pointed out facilities that were not working. We visited on 5th August. You state in your response that the toilets were refurbished in time for the school holidays, the problems i highlighted existed when we visited. The taps in the hand washing facilities were not working on the day of our visit, both these items are essential health related items and should be checked at least daily, preferably several times a day. If the village hall is primarily for weddings it should be marked as such on the map you provide, with a statement that will only be available when there is not a function. As for the toilets at the entrance, those are marked on the map you provide a lot of your visitors might decide to use them when they leave on their way back to the car, so appropriate signage should be in place. In opinion the whole site has gone badly downhill since our last visit several years ago.
10 August 2016|
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Response from Sarah H | Property representative |
Thank you for re-raising your comments here. I can only apologise that there were some issues with toilets and hand-washing on your visit date, both of which have been rectified. Your comments regarding signage has been duly... More
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