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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:

  • D6431RTemmas
    Maidstone, United Kingdom
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    Try A Rare Breeds Centre Falconry Experience!
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 15th September 2020
    We’ve always loved our visits to the rare breeds centre in Woodchurch but this year’s visit was extra special because we booked a family falconry experience for a birthday surprise for my partner and... Read full review
  • Millie-Louise83
    Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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    1st time at The Rare Breeds Centre
    5 of 5 stars
    Friday, 18th September 2020
    We decided to take our children for one last meet up before the children went back to school as some of the children were not returning to the same school therefore the children would be separated... Read full review
  • Ameddemm
    COVID safe, fun day out
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 21st September 2020
    Really good day out for a toddler, lots of animals and great playgrounds, animal petting available, absolutely gorgeous kitchen garden. Didn’t even get a chance to explore everything there is so much... 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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