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“Family Farm Fun!”
Review of Rare Breeds Centre

Rare Breeds Centre
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Reviewed April 9, 2013

We recently visited The Rare Breeds Farm over the Easter holidays. It was fun doing the Easter Bunny Hunt for a small chocolate prize with our young son. We enjoyed the Easter themed panto and also the tractor ride up through the farm. It was a bitterly cold day, but there are play areas indoors and outdoors so suits whatever the British weather throws at Kent.

The friendly animals were out before lunch and after lunch, and there were lots of baby ones for the children and adults to stroke and coo over. Some young lambs and kids were being bottle fed and the children enjoyed helping the farm hands.

There was an unusual African Hedgehog to hold and feel, and the exotic animals to admire in their enclosures.

We take a picnic to enjoy as and when we feel hungry, but making sure we wash our hands as often as needed and especially before eating after all we had been touching farm animals.

There are play areas for children of all ages, and the mysterious wood is a hit for the older children, or childish adults! Piggy racing has started again for the summer and is a must.

And the best thing about visiting The Rare Breeds farm is that it is a charity and provides employment for special needs people too.

Thank Nicola H
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Reviewed February 20, 2013

If you have children who like animals spend some time at the Rare Breeds Centre.Very reasonably priced and plenty for the whole family to see and do.Plenty of animals for the children to handle and enough to keep us grown ups interested.A little muddy when we visited but where isn't at the moment.Should have worn some wellies.

Thank Newnorthbobby
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Reviewed February 20, 2013 via mobile

Even though it was a bit nippy today the temperature didnt put us off at all, we had a brilliant time and nearly came home with a couple of new pets. Tractor rides, falconry displays and a couple of good size play parks were brilliant but the star attraction today were the 11 day old piglets. A great value day out for all ages

Thank bruised_n_broke
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Reviewed February 3, 2013

We've been to the rare breeds centre several times now and always have a great time. The cuddle corner is lovely and a must to add to the things to do.
The soft play is great fun for the kids and included in your ticket price.
We do take our own picnic as there is not so much choice on food at the stalls inside the park but on a nice day there are plenty of benches to eat your picnic in the sun!
There is a gret playzone and zip wire at the back of the park and the tractor ride will take you to the back of the park to save on walking
A fantastic family day out that I would recommend to all ages

Thank Locky S
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Reviewed January 19, 2013

We have visited the rare breeds centre often with assorted grandchildren,(ages ranging from 13 to babe-in-arms) and it never fails to please. There are the animals - pigs, sheep, chicken, birds of prey, cows... as well as rabbits etc that you can stroke and handle - the trailer rides, the pig racing, the aviary... and well-designed play areas, both indoor and outdoor - adequate parking and loos, and a spacious self-service cafe. Highly recommended.

Thank oolite
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