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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 Kent's popular family attraction the Hop Farm Family Park.

The River Medway flows through the park – so you can arrive by canoe if you like, or stick around on site for fishing and kayaking. If you'd rather arrive by more conventional means, there's easy access from the A228 (it's about a 15-minute drive from Tonbridge) and Paddock Wood train station is a handy five minutes' drive away.

The farm is also home to the Oast Village, the biggest collection of oast (old hop kilning) houses in the world – they're worth a wander around to get a glimpse of times gone by. Local shops and amenities are five minutes away.

For days out clearly you'll want to start with The Hop Farm itself – pop next door for family-friendly rides and shows, an adventure play area and plenty of cute animals to coo over. If you're sticking around a little longer, this site makes a handy base for trips to Kent's many fab beaches, castles and animal parks.

Please note

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, customers can amend their dates with the campsite/holiday park free of charge for all stays up to, and including, Monday 17 May 2021.

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

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

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

The toilet facilities are closed until Monday 17 May 2021. Guests will need to use their own facilities.

The shower facilities are closed until Monday 17 May 2021. Guests will need to use their own facilities.

All onsite food and drink establishments are closed due to restrictions imposed by the coronavirus outbreak.

The washing-up area is not in operation due to restrictions imposed by the coronavirus outbreak.

Bookings must not consist of more than 1 different households.

Units longer than 10 metres are not allowed.

Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.

Bookings must not be for more than 21 consecutive nights.

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

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

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

There are no bins onsite: all rubbish will need to be taken home with you.

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

Your dog must be tattooed or microchipped.

Owing to government regulations, groups of 7 or more people are not permitted.

Protective masks must be worn at all times in common areas.

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.

It is recommended that bringing your own shower/toilet facilities where possible as those onsite will be limited.


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Reviews

8.5

Overall rating based on 896 reviews

 

84% would recommend this site to a friend.

83% would stay here again.

  65% described as Peaceful ?

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Facilities and welcome08/11/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomLyndsey W.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Facilities and welcome

    Disliked: 

    Quite muddy but it was nearly November. Couldn’t see the drinking water very easily.

    No WiFi. generally expensive for what you get but many other in Kent are more expensive

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Lovely picturesque site with clean facilities02/11/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomEmma S.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    The atmosphere and for the kids to be able to go for nice long walks
    The shower and toilet facilities were really clean and the lady who cleaned them was pleasant. The area is nice and not too far from some good attractions.

    Disliked: 

    Wouldn't go again at this time of year

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Short walk to river with rope swings! Good toilets and …02/11/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAndrew H.Confirmed

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

    Short walk to river with rope swings! Good toilets and shower block. The Hop Farm animals and rides. Plenty of space when we went! Friendly staff :-)

    Disliked: 

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Anonymous user

Very clean toilet,shower and wash up area. Friendly staffs.01/11/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Very clean toilet,shower and wash up area. Friendly staffs.

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Helpful owners31/10/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Helpful owners

    Disliked: 

    Mud in shower block

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Great campsite with clean facilities, and the added bonus of Hop Farm27/10/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomDanny D.Confirmed

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

    Facilities were great, and cleaned regularly, day and night.

    Hop Farm Family Park is within a 5 minute walk.

    We had some bad weather on one of the nights and the team drove around and checked on everyone regularly

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Anonymous user

Fab site despite the rain!27/10/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Peace and quiet
    Walks
    Cleanliness

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The facilities are nice and clean,Very wet and muddy27/10/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJames W.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    The pub round the corner

    Disliked: 

    The weather and there was nothing to do

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Friendly staff and clean facilities26/10/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Excellent location, close to river for canoeing, close to woods so kids could adventure, can’t wait to book again.

    Disliked: 

    Flooded around the toilets/showers

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Basic but not too bad, could do more during bad weather26/10/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomRichard E.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    They have revamped the reception and shop, toilets and showers were cleaner than last year. Staff were friendly in general.

    Disliked: 

    There was a bit of a storm. I was frustrated that no staff came out to help people (given there was only a few tents). I ended up fighting the storm on my own for 3 hours. If someone had come round with extra pegs, guy ropes (I would have been happy to pay for them) (I did use my extra spare guys ropes and pegs but they were not enough) and an extra set of hands perhaps my tent would not have had to have been disposed of due to damage. I tried to mention it on leaving but was told they don’t keep any extras and it’s my fault for not calling the emergency number which I did not have to hand during the storm.

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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

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wild camping

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Communal fridge

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
Southborough: Victoria Hall Coach Stop — 6.5 miles
Lamberhurst: Chequers Coach Stop — 6.9 miles
Tunbridge Wells: Town Centre Coach Stop — 7.3 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


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 or onward travel 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 Tunbridge Wells are close by for shopping and sightseeing. Bluewater shopping centre is in Greenhithe (rival Lakeside 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.

30 or more days before arrival: a £10 administration fee applies. Within this period, the site may be able to postpone your stay to another date - subject to availability.

Alterations are subject to management's discretion.

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, customers can amend their dates with the campsite/holiday park free of charge for all stays up to, and including, Monday 17 May 2021.

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

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

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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MasterCard
Visa

Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

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  • Can bookings for The Hop Farm be amended free of charge? Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, customers can amend their dates with the campsite/holiday park free of charge for all stays up to, and including, Monday 17 May 2021. Read more
  • 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 £20 (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.

Coronavirus
All onsite food and drink establishments are closed due to restrictions imposed by the coronavirus outbreak.
Bookings must not consist of more than 1 different households.
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, customers can amend their dates with the campsite/holiday park free of charge for all stays up to, and including, Monday 17 May 2021.
Owing to government regulations, groups of 7 or more people are not permitted.
Protective masks must be worn at all times in common areas.
There are no bins onsite: all rubbish will need to be taken home with you.
The shower facilities are closed until Monday 17 May 2021. Guests will need to use their own facilities.
The toilet facilities are closed until Monday 17 May 2021. Guests will need to use their own facilities.
The washing-up area is not in operation due to restrictions imposed by the coronavirus outbreak.

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 10 p.m. and 9 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 9 p.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 01/07 and 31/08.
Reception is open from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. and from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. between 15/03 - 30/06 and 01/09 - 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.
Only one car is to be parked by the pitch. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.
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.

It is recommended that bringing your own shower/toilet facilities where possible as those onsite will be limited.

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

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