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.

13th August - 2nd September

Kent Life at the Seaside! By the Sea

Keep your eyes peeled for 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!

14th - 17th August

Pip Ahoy! at Kent Life

Making his debut at Kent Life – see Pip from Pip Ahoy!

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 50 varieties of beer and cider. See the last Coal fired Oast House in Britain and have a go at picking our hops by hand.


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21st September

Pink and Blue Barn Ball

Kent Life is pleased to host this event – raising money for two fantastic charities, Abigail’s Footsteps & Cherished Whispers.

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. NEW for 2018 – see Basil Brush in the Big Top!

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.