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The Hop Farm: Looking across part of the hardstanding area and some of the grass optional electric pitches

General

  • Next door to popular family attraction The Hop Farm family park
  • Five minutes' drive from Paddock Wood station and trains to London
  • Access to the River Medway for canoeing and fishing

The Hop Farm is a huge camping and touring park in 500 acres of open fields and woodland, next door to popular family attraction the Hop Farm Family Park.

The River Medway flows through the park – so arrive by canoe if you like, or stick around on site for fishing and kayaking. The farm also has the Oast Village, the biggest collection of oast (old hop kilning) houses in the world.

Facilities include a modern shower and toilet block. Local shops and amenities are five minutes away.

Please note

Your dog must be tattooed or microchipped.

Reception is unmanned after 6 p.m.. Please inform the site while on your way there should you expect to arrive after this time, so that the team can provide information about your unit/pitch.

Units longer than 10 metres are not allowed.

Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.

A cable measuring at least 5 metres is needed for the electric hook-ups.

Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Group bookings of 6 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).

Bookings must not be for more than 21 consecutive nights.

Single-sex bookings of 4 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.

At least one of the party members must be aged 21 or over.

Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.

Groups where half or more members are aged between 17-25 are not accepted via Pitchup.com.

Throughout the year large events take place and the site is open to the public.

Shower/toilet facilities are currently available but limited due to current social distancing rules

Guests get 50% off the entry fee to the Hop Farm Family Park & Animal Farm.


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Reviews

8.7

Overall rating based on 1168 reviews

 

88% would recommend this site to a friend.

87% would stay here again.

  64% described as Peaceful ?

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Thanks15/05/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAlex G.Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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Personally I would not choose to return unless my friends wanted to.14/05/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomYvette V.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Space to spread out and option to pitch where you wanted. We opted for a location near to the trees for shelter and close to launch o to the river. Tranquil with bird song and deer. Staff were friendly, helpful and laid back.

    Disliked: 

    The facilities were not that great and not that clean. It was not a busy weekend and I wonder how much worse they would be in the height of season. The wooded area was littered with human faeces and toilet paper it was both disgusting and disappointing. There was no restriction on pitching distance between unit so a fire hazard as there was no space for a fire break unless you were sensible.

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We had a fantastic overnight stay the Manager was very …11/05/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    We had a fantastic overnight stay the Manager was very helpful and pleasant. The facilities were clean and well ordered.

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Excellent site11/05/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Beautiful setting by the river.
    Very helpful at check in.
    Looking forward to staying again

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Loved the relaxed pitch up, we chose a place over …10/05/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomFelicity B.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Loved the relaxed pitch up, we chose a place over by the river and forest, it was a lovely weekend, quiet, felt safe, facilities were just right

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Great place good facilities and great location07/05/2022

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomshaun g.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Massive site, very clean, we had it to ourselves as out of season, looks like loads to do when fully open

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Book outer fields for quiet.03/05/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Huge site

    Disliked: 

    We were in the electric hook up area which seemed to be a playground for noisy and ferral children. The outer fields are peaceful but don't have hook ups.

From the manager...

It is a shame that you did not enjoy your stay as there are some lovely walks around here for you to have enjoyed with your dog.
There are no play parks on the campsite for children and not all children are supervised all of the time, however calling them "ferral" is harsh and unnecessary which I hope has not offended our campers.

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Lovely stay, we will be back!03/05/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJoanne F.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric hardstanding and grass touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Great level pitch (we booked hard standing with grass) enough room around us, water tap nearby! Lovely stay, with added bonus of car bootsale across the field Bank holiday Monday morning!

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From the manager...

Thank you for your lovely review. See you again soon.

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Spacious, and clean facilities, close to Medway walking.11/05/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomVarina D.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Love the space, the nearby forest for kids to explore by themselves, the facilities were clean, Medway trail nearby. Easy walk to country pubs.

    Disliked: 

    We arrived by bus so a better stocked campsite shop would have been super, but it isn't too long a walk to a nearby co-op.
    The washing up sinks are so low, back-achingly so!
    Shame campfires/logs not permitted.

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Anonymous user

Brilliant place10/05/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    River, lake, space, forest, perfect

    Disliked: 

    No fire, you must have equipment to lift the fire from the floor

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Features

Coronavirus

Capacity reduced to increase social distancing

Check-in: one group at a time

More frequent emptying of bins

Shared spaces: daily deep cleaning

Shared spaces: more frequent cleaning

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

TV room

Take away

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Car parking by pitch/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Peaceful

Walkers' paradise

Wild camping

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Farm

Very large (over 200 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Tourer storage facilities

Location

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  • Maidstone Road, Paddock Wood, Tonbridge, Kent, England, TN12 6PY
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 51.1998°N 0.3933°E

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Victoria Hall — 6.5 miles
Victoria Hall — 6.5 miles
The Chequers — 6.9 miles
Train stations
Beltring Rail Station — 0.6 miles
Paddock Wood Rail Station — 1.2 miles
Yalding Rail Station — 2.0 miles
Ferry ports
Gravesend Pier — 17.0 miles
Tilbury Ferry Terminal — 17.4 miles
Woolwich Arsenal Pier — 24.7 miles
Airports
Biggin Hill Airport — 18.1 miles
London Gatwick Airport — 24.3 miles
London Gatwick Airport South Terminal — 24.4 miles

Directions


Follow the brown tourist signs from junction 4 of the M20 or junction 5 of the M25 onto the A21 south then onto A228 towards east Peckham. Go through a cross roads with traffic lights, over one roundabout and The Hop Farm is the first exit off the next roundabout. You will spot the iconic Kentish oasts as the family park comes in to view.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

Once the kids let you off site, Garden of England Kent has beaches, historic towns, forests and more castles, stately homes (and gardens) open to the public than anywhere else in the country. If this isn't enough, Paddock Wood railway station is five minutes’ drive from The Hop Farm for a train to London, less than an hour away. Dover is within 60 miles for a day trip to France.

Kent has 350 miles of coastline, with Blue Flag beaches, watersports and those famous white cliffs at Dover. Eight of the 11 Blue Flaggers are in Ramsgate, Margate and Broadstairs; Whitstable and Herne Bay are also popular with oyster eaters, anglers and jetskiers.

There are umpteen options for families in the area including play centres, farms, horse riding and days out. Howletts Wild Animal Park at Canterbury has the biggest group of looked-after gorillas in the world and experiences for visitors such as junior ranger days. Penshurst Place and Gardens has historical re-enactments, children’s trails, an adventure playground and special events during the school holidays.

Both Leeds Castle at Maidstone and Hever Castle near Edenbridge are family-friendly and packed with activities and events. There’s a Go Ape! at Leeds Castle as well as two mazes, boat trips, falconry displays, underground grotto and the Knights' Realm Playground, a scale model of the castle (and a golf course and golf instruction for the grownups). Hever, the childhood home of Anne Boleyn, has a yew maze and water maze, award-winning gardens and a topiary.

Back with the big folk, the old market towns of Tonbridge, Maidstone, Sevenoaks and Tonbridge Wells are close by for shopping and sightseeing. Bluewater shopping centre is in Greenhithe (rival Lakewater is just over the Essex border at West Thurrock).

Must see

  • Ightham Mote (6.7 miles)
  • Scotney Castle (7.4 miles)
  • Bedgebury National Pinetum & Forest (9.2 miles)

National Trust

  • Sprivers Garden (4.9 miles)
  • Old Soar Manor (5.2 miles)

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  9 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.

The Hop Farm cancellation policy

No refunds within 30 days of arrival date.

31 or more days before arrival : a £10 campsite administration fee applies.

30 days or less before arrival : the site may be able to postpone your stay subject to dates.

The site is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.

Payment

Deposit transferable during COVID-19. The Hop Farm will debit the balance from your card 30 days before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 30 days then the balance will be taken immediately.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

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  • Does The Hop Farm have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is The Hop Farm dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near The Hop Farm? Once the kids let you off site, Garden of England Kent has beaches, historic towns, forests and more castles, stately homes (and gardens) open to the public than anywhere else in the … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of The Hop Farm?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  9 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at The Hop Farm? From £22.50 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Admission
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.
At least one of the party members must be aged 21 or over.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Arrivals and departures
Late arrivals must notify the park as soon as possible. Your booking will be held for 24 hours. After this period the management reserves the right to relet your unit.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

Dogs
Dogs are prohibited from main facilities and amenities.
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.
Your dog must be tattooed or microchipped.

Extras
Motorbike(s) can be brought instead of the car(s) included.

General
Bookings must not be for more than 21 consecutive nights.
Drones, model aircraft, trucks, fireworks, open fires, cutting down or damaging trees, quads, go-peds, go-karts or other non-road legal forms of transport are not permitted.
In the event of a complaint, please speak to reception immediately. Complaints which are not brought to the management's attention during your stay cannot be dealt with once you have left the site.
Quiet hours must be respected between 9 p.m. and 8 a.m..
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behaviour is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.
The site is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.
This site Does have a catch-and-return fishing policy in place.
You'll need an Environment Agency rod licence (you'll need to apply for this beforehand).

Occupancy
Group bookings of 6 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
Single-sex bookings of 4 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

Pitches
A cable measuring at least 5 metres is needed for the electric hook-ups.
Units should not be left unoccupied unless previously agreed with the management. Please speak to reception when the need arises, a fee may be charged for unsupervised units.
You must follow the management directives when pitching your tent/unit and related equipment.

Reception
Reception is closed from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.. No arrivals are permitted between these times.
Reception is open from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. and from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. between 15/03 and 31/10.
Reception is unmanned after 6 p.m.. Please inform the site while on your way there should you expect to arrive after this time, so that the team can provide information about your unit/pitch.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Firearms are not permitted.
Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.
Open fires are prohibited.
Please do not touch or feed the animals.

Vehicles
Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.
No vehicle movement between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m..
Only one car is to be parked by the pitch. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.
The car is only included in the rate if you are travelling with a touring caravan or a tent. If you wish to bring a car along with your motorhome/campervan please select the extra.
Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.
Units longer than 10 metres are not allowed.

Visitors
Visitors are not permitted on site.

Additional terms

Groups where half or more members are aged between 17-25 are not accepted via Pitchup.com.

If you wish to make an alteration to your booking the Hop Farm will use reasonable endeavours to accommodate your request but no guarantee can be given.

Please note throughout the year large events take place and the site is open to the public.

Shower/toilet facilities are currently available but limited due to current social distancing rules

Guests are asked to keep noise levels to a minimum including music.

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