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“Good Morning Stroll”
Review of Cobtree Manor Park

Cobtree Manor Park
Ranked #3 of 53 things to do in Maidstone
Certificate of Excellence
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Gillingham, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Good Morning Stroll”
Reviewed March 16, 2013

We went for family walk last Sunday Morning. Found that car parking was very limited & some one had let their child walk all over the bonnet of our car with muddy boots. ( Not the fault of the Park tho). A larger car park is under Construction.
This is the site of the Old Maidstone Zoo ehich closed in 1957 & the Elepant house is still there. Size would not be allowed these days.
Took me back to the one & only time i was taken to the Zoo..
The park is open woodland with plenty of trails. Be aware that it backs on to the Golf course & the odd stray ball has come over.
There is evidence that this site will become packed in the summer as it is free & large childrens activity frames are under construction.
Very good snack bar at site with reasonable prices with hot and cold snckas.
Recomend 2 to 3 hours to blow away the cobwebs on a Spring morning.

Visited March 2013
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English first
Iwade, null, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“Plenty of fresh air”
Reviewed March 15, 2013

A lovely outdoor space in the garden of England, the park is undergoing some changes at the minute and as such parking is a little limited but come the summer the adventure fort playground will be completed and the kids can play for hours. There is an on site cafe serving hot and cold food and drinks and is very good.
The park is very popular with dog walkers and you can often see groups meet up for training.

Visited March 2013
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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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155 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Less dog poo this time!”
Reviewed February 21, 2013

Yes we went back and it was better ( I have spoken to Maidstone BC in the meantime and they said they were getting more dog wardens etc.

A fantastic fort is being built due to open at easter which had our children drooling and we have promised to go back again when it is open.

This is a lovely park with a fantastic cafe and the dog poo situation appears to be improving.

Visited February 2013
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Thank Diesel1Dog
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Rochester, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“What! no Elephants”
Reviewed January 4, 2013

Large park, easy to get lost in if you're not careful, some wonderful trees (if thats your thing) and the best little food hut in the area.

It's a great place for a walk with the kids or dogs (or both) and there is some history around if you know where to look, including the elephant house from when the park was a zoo.

Visited December 2012
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Thank Dave B
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Snodland
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18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Cobtree”
Reviewed December 3, 2012

The perfect place to take the grandchildren and the dogs. A big clean and well looked after park with toilets and a refreshment bar.

Visited November 2012
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Thank Brian H
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