Learning and discovery are at the core of Kent Life. Our aim is to provide an educational and enjoyable experience to every child no matter what their age or ability. Our Education programme is designed to enhance sensory experiences and bring the past to life.
We pride ourselves on organising a fantastic school visit for your class, that's stress-free to you and tailor-made to your learning requirements. We work closely with teachers to ensure your visit runs like clockwork and children go home inspired and full of new discoveries and skills.
The working Farm with its traditional animals and vegetable gardens and orchards are the ideal place to teach various science topics and where our food comes from. The Oast House, Hopper's Huts and Hop Garden are the perfect backdrop to study local history. World War Two and Victorian history come to life in Lenham Cottage and Pett's Farmhouse. They are full of original artefacts of the period, and look like the people just got up to make a cup of tea. To lend parent helpers a hand, we send you a Parent Helper Guide with your booking confirmation. This booklet contains a self-guided tour around the site with questions to ask the children, plus the answers!
Our extensive list of additional Workshops and Demonstrations let children study topics more in-depth. They are all designed to be fun, hands-on and interactive, often involve costumed characters and can be adapted to all ages and abilities.
Monthly changing daily events, such as Tractor rides, Cuddle Corner, Feed the Sheep and many more are full of fun and are included with your admission. The Adventure Playground and the indoor Play Barn allow the children to let off steam and have a good run around.
If you'd like to book a school visit or would like more information on our workshops and Theme Days, please email our Education Officers on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01622 763936.
- "The whole day was very well organised and lots of fun. We all thoroughly enjoyed it."
- "Very enjoyable and informative day. All loved the schoolroom, especially the adults!"
- "Excellent day. Well organised. Children thoroughly enjoyed it and very educational. Highly recommended."
- "The children really enjoyed their day and all the staff were amazingly helpful. Thank you!"
- "Excellent facilities."
- "All staff, services and facilities extremely helpful and professional. Thank you."
- "Your actors engaged and educated our children so well. My class came back enthused, excited and filled with knowledge."
Kent Life won the Sandford Award in February 2015. It is granted in recognition of the excellence of an organisations educational services and facilities and their outstanding contribution to Heritage Education.
Countryside Educational Visits Accreditation Scheme (CEVAS)
Trained Personnel & Farm Accredited.