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General

  • Next door to popular family attraction the Hop Farm family park
  • Five minutes' drive from Paddock Wood station and trains to London
  • Canoeing, fishing and modern amenities updated for the 2018 season

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 refurbished for the 2018 season. Local shops and amenities are five minutes away.

Guests get 50% off the £3 per person entry fee to the Hop Farm Family Park & Animal Farm. The fee also includes all day entry to the indoor soft play centre, outdoor adventure play park, crazy golf and museums. Other rides are available from £1 to £5 per go.

Please note

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

Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.

Single-sex bookings of 6 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

Bookings must not be for more than 28 consecutive nights.

No hen/stag parties 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.

Group bookings of 9 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).

Your dog must be tattooed or microchipped.

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

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


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7.8

Overall rating based on 427 reviews

 

76% would recommend this site to a friend.

77% would stay here again.

 

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Good access to Kent attractions 15/08/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Alan S. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    Good access to Kent attractions

    Disliked: 

    Site facilities in poor condition, not enough facilities when site is busy, hard standings not even the size of a two birth caravan. Definitely would not go again.

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Had great stay would definitely come again 15/08/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Paul W. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    Lots to do nearby. Staff friendly and polite, and clean facilities

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Fine for short stay basic camping 15/08/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Emma W. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    The space-plenty of room and no feeling of being crammed with other campers

    Disliked: 

    Shower facilities were very poorly maintained

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Great little site not a whole lot to do other than if something’s on x 15/08/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom donna b. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    Friendly gentleman with all the info about places to go ect on a the gate x great pitch our first camping trip and the kids loved it x kids enjoyed the woods and the walk down to the river and the massive field to fly their kites in x

    Disliked: 

    We didn’t realise when booking it , it was on a Sunday to Tuesday that there was a music festival so it was pretty loud up till that ended and I didndidn’t see that mentioned when booking wasn’t my taste in music but there was a few who really enjoyed it , so just look out for it and hen booking x I should have looked alittle more into it b fore book NG x

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Site served a purpose, somewhere to sleep during music festival. 14/08/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom David H. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    Convenient pitch for attending music festival held in hop farm grounds. Although never used it there was the option for reduced price admission to the hop farm and food outlets on site.
    I would probably stay again if I were attending functions at the hop farm.

    Disliked: 

    It wasn't the cleanest most cared for site. Toilets were mediocre at best, waste disposal areas for toilet waste were poor and grey waste disposal points were non-existent. You either had to tip down the drains at the water point, not great when it's a drinking water point, or down the toilet waste, I don't really want to get my waste water hog covered in someone else's fecal matter.
    I wouldn't recommend this site as a holiday camp site.

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Excellent site, friendly staff and great sized level pitches. 14/08/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Stephen M. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    Loads of space on the non electric fields. Facilities were great, toilets clean and hot water all day.
    We were there for the rock festival and the music and acts were great.

    Disliked: 

    Other than hard rain on the last night, nothing. We had so much fun.

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Friendly check in staff. Handy pub and restaurants on site. 14/08/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Jayne R. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    Lots of space. Excellent venue for children. Plenty to entertain families in bad weather.

    Disliked: 

    Dog's of leads and fighting. Unfortunately we did not see the camp site at its best. The new ladies shower block was not working. So I had to use the men's old showers, which were old and grubby. So I gave up and washed in my tent. We also take our own loo. So paid full price to camp for facilities that I couldn't and wouldn't use.
    Also the camp must be wasting money as the hot tap in the ladies loo was running for 24hrs, scorching hot, I tried to turn it off but it was stuck on. If the toilets are checked regularly, why was this not actioned, then maybe I may have been able to use the new shower block.
    Please. Please. Ps 2 doors in the loo didn't close so reduced the number of loo available

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friendliness of staff. room of each pitch 14/08/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Helen B. Confirmed

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

    friendliness of staff.
    room of each pitch

    Disliked: 

    toilet block needs up dating. seen worse and seen better

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The ground was flat, handy for the tap. 14/08/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Anna M. Confirmed

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

    The ground was flat, handy for the tap.

    Disliked: 

    The camping plots were pre-allocated, we were under two large trees which meant we got no sun. We booked two electric hook ups, then called up to add on a third, however we were only allocated two plots even though we paid for three, which meant we needed to squeeze three tents onto two plots, however, no one else was booked in, so we could have extended but were not advised of this. The showers and toilets were very badly kept. One of the hot taps was running constantly for the whole weekend, a great waste of water. The toilet seats were broken on a few toilets, toilet roll constantly running out, the whole area felt really dirty, especially the showers where you felt you needed a shower after your shower. The water from shower had no power, more of a dribble and only stayed on for a few seconds at a time. Soap dispensers often empty and dryers didn't work. On your website you boast you have brand new wash rooms with lovely photos of immaculate toilets and showers, this was very far removed from what we experienced, it was the advertisement of new wash rooms which made our decision to stay, no apology was given when checking in that they would not be available and given there was 5 females in our party we do feel we should have been warned and compensated.

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Ease of access, pitch size. Did not use facilities as ... 14/08/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Andrew S. Confirmed

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

    Ease of access, pitch size. Did not use facilities as had motorhome.

    Disliked: 

    nothing to do with the hop farm itself, but came for the tribute festival on site, which was badly organised. The Hop Farm camping was very good.

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Features

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

Take away

Tennis

TV room

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Local produce

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Touring and motorhomes

Hard standings

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Forest

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

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

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Farm

Very large (over 200 pitches)

Camping 2.0

Bell tents

Camping pods

Location

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  • Maidstone Road, Paddock Wood, Tonbridge, Kent, England, TN12 6PY
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 51.1999°N 0.3936°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 — 0.5 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 — 24.4 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 our 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:  1 p.m. –  9 p.m.
Depart:  12 p.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.

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

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. 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.

Pitches: a £20.00 deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure when returning the gate badge/barrier pass/toilet keys.

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

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

Admission
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.
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.
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Dogs
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 28 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.
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.
You'll need an Environment Agency rod licence (you'll need to apply for this beforehand).

Occupancy
Group bookings of 9 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
Single-sex bookings of 6 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

Pitches
Pitches: a £20.00 deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure when returning the gate badge/barrier pass/toilet keys.
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.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Open fires are prohibited.

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.

Visitors
Visitors’ cars 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.

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