Cobtree Manor Park


Forstal Road
ME20 7AE

Opening Times

Park: Monday to Sunday from 7am to dusk
Toilets: Monday to Sunday from 08.30am until 1 hour before dusk
Disabled Toilets: Monday to Sunday from 08.30am until 1 hour before dusk
Baby Changing Facilities: Monday to Sunday from 08.30am until 1 hour before dusk
Café: Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm, Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 4pm


The park stands on the site of the old Maidstone Zoo and is part of the Cobtree Manor Estate. The park and the wider estate is run and funded by the Cobtree Manor Estate Trust. We maintain the park on the Trust's behalf.

Current facilities include:

  • Parking and disabled parking
  • Toilets
  • Disabled Toilets
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Lots of picnic benches
  • Cobtree play area
  • Café
  • Maidstone Zoo Play Area
  • Two marked walks around the park grounds
  • Bridleways for horse riding
  • Interpretation boards
  • Direction posts and
  • A sculpture trail


Between the hours of 7am and 9pm when the park is open (please check park notice boards for opening hours).

Ticket All day parking
Daily ticket (for 6 hours) £2
Daily ticket (for all day) £12
Residents Annual Season Ticket £50 (including VAT)

You can apply for a season ticket using our online form.

All of the money raised from parking charges will be used to help maintain the park.

Maidstone Zoo Play Area

The play area opened in Easter 2013 and was designed by Eibe. It was inspired by the old Maidstone Zoo.


Other improvements to the park have included:

  • Laying new paths to make it more accessible
  • Refurbishing the car park to make it lighter and increase the number of spaces
  • Planting new trees

Park Ranger

A Park Ranger helps with the day-to-day running of the park. You can contact them on 01622 602747 between 7am to 3pm.

Cobtree Manor Golf Course

The golf course is part of the park. The course is run by Mytime Golf and the club house can be contacted on 01622 753276.

The entrance to the course is on:

Chatham Road
ME14 3AZ

There is also an entrance from the A229/Bluebell Hill.