Rare Breeds Centre Woodchurch

Rare Breeds Centre Woodchurch


Whatever the weather or time of year, no other attraction offers so much to see and do as the Rare Breeds Centre with its unique mix of fun, excitement and countryside adventure, set in 120 acres of unspoilt countryside.

The Rare Breeds centre is run by Canterbury Oast Trust, a charity that provides homes, care and occupational opportunities for adults with learning disabilities.

The people we care for work on the Farm, our Restaurant, and our Horticulture and Woodland enterprises.

Our daily 'Meet the Animals' sessions are held in the Children's Barn (see the board outside the barn for times).

In the Children's Barn you can get up close to and pet our friendly farm animals, giving you and your children a unique chance to learn more, staff are on hand to answer any questions about the animals.

There is a special pig encounter within the Children's Barn, where the children can get in and play with the piglets in the straw all day long, these piglets are usually very young and inquisitive, they love human contact and run around making their own fun and games, encouraging children to interact with them.
Each session different animals are chosen for the children to meet. Who will you get to meet?

Other Attractions
Friendly Farm Animals, Mysterious Marsh, Pig Racing and Piggy Assault Course, The Swing Bridge Barn, Soft Play Barn, Two Outdoor Play Parks, Two Encounter Paddocks, Activity Barn, Discovery Garden, Walk-through Butterfly Tunnel, Walk-through Aviary, Woodland Discovery Trails, Interpretation Lodge, Big Red Trailer Rides, Rainbow Plant Nursery - Plants & Crafts, Granary Restaurant and Terrace, Lambing and Growing Tunnel, Yonsea Farm.

Opening Times: (please check before visiting)

Tel: 01233 861 493

Summer (April-September)
open every day 10.30am-5.30pm
Winter (October-March)
open Tuesday-Sunday (closed Mondays)
Please enquire for opening times over Christmas.

Children's Parties
The Rare Breeds Centre is simply the best place in the known universe for children's parties - a great Birthday Tea, meeting all the friendly farm animals plus all the other attractions at the Centre.

Private Functions and Meetings
The Falcons Centre offers a large, beamed, airy and light barn style conference room which can accommodate up to 200 delegates and another room ideal for meetings up to 20. We also offer flexible in-house catering.

If you are looking for a country wedding with a difference why not consider The Falcons, our purpose built function suite at The Rare Breeds Centre.

Address: Rare Breeds Centre, Woodchurch, Ashford, Kent TN26 3RJ

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Last Updated: 28 Apr 2015