Make it Special

There are a number of special activities we can offer your group to enhance your visit to Kent Life:

NEW for 2015 - Hoppers Delight 

Begin your day with a tour and tasting at the Shepherd Neame Brewery Faversham at 11:00am followed by a delicious lunch of ‘Shepherd Neame Pie’. You will then depart Shepherd Neame and make your way to Kent Life, where you will join us for a tractor tour of the site, discovering the historic houses and meeting the farm animals. Visit our Oast house and our Hop Garden, planted with Fuggle and Goldings Hops, where you will learn about hop picking. Have a go yourself as we select bines and pick hops ready for the brewing process. Once the hops are picked, you will be rewarded by the Tally Man who will escort to Dotty’s Tea Rooms for a tasty Cream Tea. (Own travel arrangements are required)

Prices £28 per person (over 18’s only) (available in September only)

Messing about on the River 

You could complete your visit with a trip on the River Medway - Kent Life is proud to be one of the few heritage attractions where visitors can arrive by boat! Please contact the Kentish Lady for further information.


Blacksmith - Our resident Blacksmith will demonstrate traditional blacksmithing in our onsite forge.
£2 per person

Beekeeping - The beekeeper will talk about the ancient art of beekeeping and demonstrate the process from bees in the hive to the honey pot on the breakfast tables
£2 per person

Composting - Want to do your bit for the environment? Kent Life gardener Debs Reason will teach you where to start and how to prevent any problems. Before long, your flowers will benefit from your own 'black gold'.
£2 person


Victorian Workshops

Choose from:

  • Victorian Schoolroom
  • Victorian Dairymaid
  • Victorian Scullery
  • How We Kept Ourselves Clean

£110 per workshop ( maximum 30 people)


Group Pack

Download the Groups Guide 

Contact Information

Email or call 01622 763936. Kent Life, Lock Lane, Sandling, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 3AU