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Rare Breeds Centre

Highlands Farm, Woodchurch, Ashford, Kent, TN26 3RJ

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Children playing with rabbits at the Rare Breed Centre


Set in 100 acres of beautiful countryside, the Rare Breeds Centre offers fun and adventure for families all year round.
We hold daily Meet the Animals sessions, where the children can pet our friendly animals and more animals to learn about around the farm.
Our Birds of Prey display is on every day at 2.30 pm, so don’t miss these amazing birds flying, 

There are lots of play areas for the kids to let off steam and a woodland assault course where all the family can test their agility.  Plus, a tube maze, zip wire and hill fort, if you are feeling more energetic take the woodland walk, where you can build a den and find The Green Man of the Woods totem pole at the Secret Lake. Just around the corner you will find our Giant Snake to balance and climb on and down the hill take a rest on the Giant’s chairs …if you dare! If walking is not for you, take a tractor ride and the driver will drop you off at the top of the farm! 
Our beautiful Butterfly Tunnel is open, (mid-May – October) full of exotic butterflies and moths and colourful, tropical plants or just sit and relax in the Discovery Garden and let the kids explore.
Don’t miss our famous pig-racing, it’s great fun and you may be picked to run with the pigs (seasonal).
Visit our restaurant without entering the farm, where we sell delicious hot and cold food and drinks at very reasonable prices. You are welcome to bring a picnic.
Keep an eye on our website for our events, opening times and prices

Guide Prices

Prices start from £10 - see website for details and booking.



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    Recent Reviews:

    • juliaandadam123
      Ashford, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Some parents 😬😬
      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 23rd February 2020
      This farm is fantastic! I absolutely loved seeing so many children in wellies playing outside and getting completely covered in mud. It was wonderful! The facilities here are great for a full day... Read full review
    • Pamela T
      Canterbury, United Kingdom
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      Birthday visit with grandaughter
      5 of 5 stars
      Friday, 28th February 2020
      Very impressed with this farm experience. Up close and personal with small animals including rabbits, chickens, piglets, chickens and more. Wednesday is storytelling time for small children in an... Read full review
    • julie976
      Hastings, United Kingdom
      plenty to do
      5 of 5 stars
      Monday, 2nd March 2020
      I took the family and grandchild, we all had a great time and all loved the tractor ride with Davey who was very funny and made us all laugh. Read full review

    Map & Directions



    • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors - The main farm yard and the picnic area are wheelchair accessible, but the woodland walks can be difficult to access with a wheelchair at certain times of the year and the trailer ride cannot take wheelchairs. There are disabled toilets but no hoists.

    Opening Times

    Summer opening times (1 Apr 2019 - 1 Nov 2019)
    Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:30
    Bank Holiday10:00 - 17:30

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