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“Lovely time, good for all ages.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Druidstone Park

Druidstone Park
Honey Hill, Blean, Canterbury CT2 9JR, England
01227 765 168
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Ranked #2 of 2 attractions in Blean
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Farms
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Owner description: This woodland park contains sculptures, animals and beautiful walks.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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“Lovely time, good for all ages.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013 via mobile

Lovely park with super play area. Very good value cafe with nice hot food available. This is a nice, family run attraction with a little bit of everything. Animals to feed, a lovely safe woodland walk, really good play ground and cafe.

What is lovely is that it is all close together, not an exhausting day out like the zoo, so perfect for all ages.

A little gem and a family favourite.

Visited May 2013
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Whitstable, United Kingdom
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“Rude staff poor value”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013 via mobile

Visited today and very disappointed the entry price is ridiculous especially for what it is. A tiny place takes twenty mins to walk in a circle and a few animals to see. However the kids enjoyed feeding them. The toilets were a disgrace dark, dingy and not fit to use. The big thing for us was the elderly woman who we paid on entry and in gift shop. What on earth is she doing working there. Rude, looked bored as hell and couldnt give two monkeys about customer service what a joke. It's a family run business and the set up is very strange. We found a little girl not more then four years old wandering around the park on her own we thought she was lost. She was very chatty and kept going up to visitors. After an hour her mum came over ( works at the park in the cafe) and explained they live there. We were disgusted anyone could of taken her. All in all a waste of money you are basically paying thirty quid for your family to play in a park with a few goats and sheep. Oh and if the old dear is reading this review which I doubt as no responses. Why don't you cheer up and make an effort or do one.

Visited June 2012
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kent
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“Good place to visit with young children”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

We came here last Friday with my 4 year old grand daughter. It was a sunny day and the woods were full of bluebells just opening. There are mushrooms to find a dragon and a hobbit etc also lots of animals. The whole place is clean and looks as though a lot of work has recently been done on the animal enclosures. We saw donkeys, llamas, horses, ducks, geese, sheep to mention a few. The childrens play area is very good too withaseperate area for little ones under 4.We had some sandwiches in the cafe, again, very good size and served with crisps. My grand daughter loved it! It is probably better for younger children tghan over 12's but we enjoyed the woods ourselves.

Visited May 2013
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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“Druidstone”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

We went to Druidstone on a very warm, sunny day. They had the Freemen of Blean Re-Enactment Society there giving exhibitions of armour, archery and sword fights. The enchanted forest was good fun for the children. Although not large they found two trees to climb and various things like fancy mushrooms and statues to look at and sit on. It was obvious that in bluebell season the enchanted forest will be magnificent. There were several types of animals there but only really to look at the I did not find the children were that interested in them. The children's play area was great, next to the small cafe, with an area for young children and an area for older children with space for people to sit at picnic tables between them. I did feel that children older than 10 would be bored after an hour or so but the younger children really enjoyed themselves. The armour and sword activities were superb and really added to the day. Because some money was donated to the Re-Enactment Society the price was a little more than usual but worth it I think!

Visited April 2013
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Erith, Kent
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“Lovely way to spend an afternoon”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

A few years ago, before the grandchildren my husband and I visited Druidstone Park and felt that we would bring our grandchildren there in the future. Fast forward around 5 or 6 years and we have grandchildren so today we took our daughter and her partner, their nearly 3 year old daughter and his son who is 14. Entry for all of us was £28 as katie was free. Brought 3 bags of animal food for £1 and off we went.

Katie was a little worried about all the animals at first but soon got into the feel of the place, lovely animals and lots of little things to look for in the woods - man in the tree, hobbits house, toadstool men and goblins and pixies. A big red dragon, a unicorn in the wood (well it was a unicorn when we went before but think the horn has been broken off).

Had lunch in the little cafe, basic sandwiches, baguettes and typical deep fried food but reasonably priced and the cheese and pickle sandwiches were very well filled and only £2 each so excellent value.

My only criticisms really are 1) the lack of hand sanitisers, I only saw two around the whole park and as there are lots of animals to feed that slobber a lot (beautiful black cow and her baby) and goats etc its really important. 2) toilet facilities - need updating, disabled toilet is a good size but the toilet faces direct to the wall and there's no way anyone in a wheelchair coulde sit on it properly! Plus there was no hot water.

Having said that, they have spent money on new play equipment and all the children we saw were having a wonderfultime. Its obviously owned and run by a very lovely family and they work so hard but a bit more attention to the toilets and hand sanitisers would be good.

On 20 and 21 April they had displays by a local renactment society who were medieval knights and had fights, archery and lots of other great things that people could watch and if they wanted they could participate in - like throwing veg at the man in the stocks.

All in all we had a lovely day, it was chilly but sunny and we would definitely go again with our son and grandson.

Visited April 2013
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