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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:

  • 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
  • James W
    Ashford, United Kingdom
    Great place to take the kids
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 6th April 2020
    Love coming here with my 3 year old, there's loads to do - animals to see, a decent soft play area, some great outdoor play areas (including a big assault course type thing in the woods), tractor... Read full review
  • Pamela B
    Excellent day out
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 12th April 2020
    The Rare Breeds is one of my all time favourite places to visit, I have 5 grandchildren ranging from 6-22yrs and every school holiday it’s where I’ve been asked to take them! There’s so much to see... 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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