Bugs & Grubs Weekend & Meet The Gruffalo! at Kent Life Farm – 14th & 15th March 2020
Join us as we welcome back the Gruffalo to Kent Life on our Bugs & Grubs Weekend!
The Gruffalo makes a return to Kent Life following the success of his previous visit. The beloved beast will be making personal appearances at 10.40am, 12pm, 1.20pm, 2.40pm & 4pm. Please note, this is a costumed character appearance event, and not a live show.
Whilst you’re here, why not take a visit to see some of our resident owls and other animals that appear in The Gruffalo story. Join in one of the many activities and grab a bite to eat in Dotty’s tea rooms.
You can also take part in our Bugs and Grubs Weekend! Get up close and personal with nature this March, get your wellingtons on and join our bug hunter for a weekend of creepy crawly fun.
Why not take a visit to our critter cuddle corner or spend some time making a mini-beast house to take home.
Online booking for general admissions tickets coming soon.
For more information visit https://kentlife.org.uk/event/see-the-gruffalo/
The 28-acre site that constitutes Kent Life has evolved through the years from the historic Sandling Farm, an area that formed part of the wider Allington Castle estate in the mid 16th century – stretching some 461 acres – and was owned by Thomas Wyatt.
The Allington Castle estate, later known as the Cobtree estate, was the property of the Tyrwhitt-Drake family. It passed to the only son Sir Garrard Tyrwhitt-Drake who inherited it after his father passed away in the early 1900s. An eccentric man, Garrard Tyrwhitt-Drake established a small zoo on the grounds and it is believed that he had a fascination for the Zebra, painting black and white stripes on a donkey so he could admire it from his manor! A charitable trust was set up for the Cobtree Estate in 1951.