We have a packed schedule of special events that run throughout the year. Many are included in the price of a standard admission ticket / annual membership, and we do recommend booking online in advance.

30th March - 15th April

Spring into Easter!

It’s our favourite time of year! Celebrate Easter and the baby boom that comes with Spring!

7th May

May Day Celebrations

Whatever your age you are bound to have fun celebrating the traditions of May Day with us.

26th May - 3rd June

Farmyard Fairy Tales! May Half Term

Fabulous farmyard fairy tales for the whole family to enjoy!

24th June

Family Dog Show

Back due to popular demand, Kent Life’s family Fun Dog Show.

14th - 15th July

Sooty’s 70th Anniversary Bake Off Show & Teddy Bear’s Picnic

Bring along your favourite ted and take part in our picnic, don’t forget to visit the Big Top to see Sooty!

25th July - 12th August

Kent Life at the Seaside! Under the Sea

Join the mermaids and sharks and take part in our summer spectacular “Kent Life at the seaside” themed weeks. Don’t forget your Explorers card over the holidays!

13th August - 2nd September

Kent Life at the Seaside! By the Sea

Join the pirates and princesses and take part in our summer spectacular “Kent Life at the seaside” themed weeks. Don’t forget your Explorers card over the holidays!

27th August

Ice Cream Festival

Back for 2018 – enjoy over 20 varieties of ice cream, plus plenty of other sweet treats!

8th - 9th September

Hops ‘n’ Harvest Beer Festival

Enjoy the ‘festini’ atmosphere with a variety of live and local music! Join us in the beer tent to sample up to 60 varieties of beer and cider. See the last Coal fired Oast House in Britain and have a go at picking our hops by hand.

23rd September

See The Gruffalo

Join us as we welcome back the Gruffalo to Kent Life!

6th - 7th October

Apple and Cider Fayre

Join us to celebrate our fruit harvest with our annual Apple & Cider Fayre.

12th October

Psychic Audience Evening With Marcus Cinganelli

Join the renowned Kent Psychic Marcus Cinganelli for an evening of clairvoyance and entertainment.

20th - 28th October

Halloween Spooktacular

A spooky week full of family fun and games.

23rd October

Kent Life After Dark

Come along and join us after dark!

26th - 27th October


Will you survive the apocalypse?

3rd - 4th November

Fireworks Spectacular


Be amazed by our fireworks in our annual fireworks display.

24th - 25th November

Christmas On The Home Front – WWII Experience

Step back into yesteryear and re-live the festive season in the 1940’s.

1st - 24th December (selected dates)

Meet Santa

This December Santa will be taking time out of his busy schedule to stop off at Kent Life.

9th December

Farm Nativity

Come and experience the living Nativity with our very own farmyard friends.