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Rare Breeds Centre

5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(2)
  • Ashford
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • All Ages
  • Children's Farms, Parks and Playgrounds

Attraction Information

It’s all about the animals at the Rare Breeds Centre, where you get the chance to meet creepy crawlies, birds of prey and much, much more!

Set in 100 acres of stunning grounds there’s a lot to see and do on this farm. Start at the pig racing, not forgetting to pick your favourite before they set off before learning how to plant and produce your own food in the life garden. Past swings, hill forts and an aerial runway you’ll find sheep and squirrels and a beautiful woodland spot, ideal for a picnic!

Inside there’s a fantastic play barn and the children’s barn where you’ll meet goats, rabbits, ducks, cows and hens. There’s also the amazing birds of prey, which you can experience handling and flying for an additional cost!

More than a day’s worth of fun and activity!

  • Open all year
  • Variety of Birds of Prey experiences available
  • Birthday parties
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Opening hours

29th March - 31st October
Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:30

1st November - 28th March
Tuesday to Sunday 10:00 - 16:30


General Admission
Adults: £11.75
Kids (3+): £10.00
Kids under 3: Free
Seniors: £10.00

Travel & Contact Information


Highlands Farm, Woodchurch, Ashford, Kent, TN26 3RJ, England

Phone number

01233 861 493



Click here to visit Rare Breeds Centre's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite.

Yes, there are toilets, accessible toilets and baby changing facilities.

Yes, there are baby changing facilities.

Yes, you can bring a picnic.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant and snacks are available.

Yes, Rare Breeds Centre is wheelchair friendly and has accessible toilets.

Yes, Rare Breeds Centre have stated they are pushchair friendly.

Assistance/Guide Dogs only


Great place to visit 5 out of 5 stars

Our whole family enjoyed visiting the farm. Unfortunately we arrived late so didn't get to enjoy all that they had to offer. Lots of animals to see and we loved the mini parks they have as well as it is hard to find a decent play area in my area Folkestone. Was defiantly worth the visit and shall be back again soon in the summer to enjoy a picnic there. We shall bringing with us either more family or friends to enjoy the day out.

Chryseis_x, Ashford, United Kingdom

Best day out for the young family 5 out of 5 stars

Excellent day out and it is a whole day out at that . Animals, tractors, play parks, wonderful countryside- woods / hills - petting animals all great

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