Rare Breeds Centre

South of England Rare Breeds Centre
Highlands Farm Woodchurch
Ashford, Kent TN26 3RJ
United Kingdom

1st April - 31st October 10am-5:30 pm 7 days a week, 1st November - 31st March 10am-4.30pm (winter closed on Mondays)


See here for opening times/days

A day out at The Rare Breeds Centre is cram packed with fun for the whole family. Set in 100 acres of beautiful countryside and with its unique mix of country fun, indoor play areas and educational opportunities, no other attraction offers so much to see and do!

Children are encouraged and get up close to our friendly farm animals in our undercover Children’s Barn and our farm staff are more than happy to answer any questions that the children may have.

Birds of prey are on view and there is a display at 2.30pm each day, which includes the majestic owls and a selection of our magnificent raptors…… and we love you to join in! Don’t forget the creepy crawlies…..if you dare.

If you are all feeling active, then there are plenty of outdoor activities, including The Mysterious Marsh, aerial runway, hill fort and assault course and tube maze. We also have some inclusive play equipment. Don’t forget the woodland walk, with a quiz trail, which takes you to the secret lake, a great place for a picnic in the summer. Relax in the tranquil Discovery Garden, which is a wonderful place to explore and learn. The butterfly tunnel is a mass of colour and activity in the warmer months, with its exotic residents fluttering around...everyone loves this peaceful place.

You could take a trailer ride to the top of the farm to appreciate the beautiful countryside and more of our farm animals ...getting off at the top to play on the Giant Snake or visit the Secret Lake and see the Green Man of the Woods. For the rainy days we have the indoor play zone, where mum can have a break whilst the kids enjoy themselves in complete safety.

The Granary restaurant offers a selection of hot and cold  food and drinks at very reasonable prices.

Wheelchair access is good around the farm, but maybe difficult in the woodland areas.

We also have a full events itinerary throughout the year, which starts with Lambing and Easter Fun and Activities and ends with our Truly Magical Christmas. There’s so much more:

  • Farm animals
  • Trailer rides
  • Birds of Prey displays
  • Bird of Prey experiences
  • Discovery garden
  • Butterfly tunnel
  • Play Parks
  • Mysterious Marsh adventure trail
  • Children's Barn
  • Aviary
  • Creepy Crawly World
  • Woodland walks
  • Plants and produce
  • Indoor soft play barn
  • Wildlife & conservation
  • Pig racing
South of England Rare Breeds Centre 
Gluten Free
Open Sundays
Groups Welcome
Senior Discounts Available
Rare Breeds Centre
South of England Rare Breeds Centre
Highlands Farm Woodchurch
Ashford Kent TN26 3RJ
United Kingdom
Rare Breeds Centre South of England Rare Breeds Centre
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