Cobtree Manor Park

Cobtree Manor Park has over 50 acres of parkland featuring a diverse and maturing collection of trees and shrubs.

The park’s grounds are the old site of Maidstone Zoo, which housed a private collection of Sir Garrad’s exotic animals and was open to the public from 1934 to it’s closure in 1959. Remnants of the past can still be spotted, with an old cattle shelter, sheep wash and Elephant House still remaining.

The park also has a large zoo themed play area, a sculpture trail, plenty of space for picnics and an on-site cafe serving delicious hot and cold food and drinks all year round.

There is also a pay and play 18 hole public golf course nearby.

Opening Times

7am – Dusk

(Closed Christmas Day)


There is a fully accessible disabled toilet. The cafe and information centre are accessible for wheelchair users.

The main vehicle entrance to the park is protected by a 2m height barrier. If you are a blue badge holder and would like to visit in a vehicle that exceeds that limit, please contact the park so they can arrange for the barrier to be opened on your arrival and departure.

There is a mobility scooter available for the use of visitors who might not otherwise be able to climb the hill and visit the upper sections of the park.

Please contact the park to book the scooter, a deposit will be required on the day.

Member: Gold member

ATAK Trade Pass Accepted