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General

  • Next door to popular family attraction the Hop Farm Family Park
  • Oast Village, the biggest collection of oast houses in the world
  • Paddock Wood Railway Station is five minutes’ drive

We proudly bring you pitches at The Hop Farm at Tonbridge in Kent, next door to popular family attraction the Hop Farm Family Park.

The Hop Farm is a huge camping and touring park in 500 acres of open fields and woodland with grass and hardstanding pitches and optional electric. The River Medway flows through the park – so arrive by canoe if you like or stick 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 reception, toilets, showers and washroom. Just five minutes from the site you'll find local shops and amenities where you can stock up on any essentials.

The Hop Farm Family Park is just £1 to enter, the outdoor adventure play area, crazy golf and The Hop Story are also free. Other rides and attractions are 'pay as you play' and range from £1.00 – £5.00. There is also a charge to enter the animal farm.

Please note

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

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

Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.

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

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Bookings must not be for more than 28 consecutive nights.

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

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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7.2

Overall rating based on 322 reviews

 

73% would recommend this site to a friend.

71% would stay here again.

 

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Plenty of space to pitch and and let the kids ... 20/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Kerry P. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Plenty of space to pitch and and let the kids run free :-)

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Very friendly and polite staff 19/08/2017

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

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

    Very friendly and polite staff

    Disliked: 

    The showers and toilets are not cleaned regular enough some pitches in level but was moved upon request

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Kids loved it as did the adults, so much to see and do! 18/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Deborah C. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    The large open spaces, friendly staff,

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Extremely over priced for dirty facilities and a unused fied 17/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Mark D. Confirmed

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

    It was nice to be so close to the river as that's is what we went for.
    Plenty of space ( I can now see why)

    Disliked: 

    The showers we old, dirty and just a bit disgusting. The toilets were just as bad.
    The field we stayed in had rubbish left from previous stays, bbqs bags litter.
    Without walking to the toilets we could only find one tap for water, which was still a 10 minute return walk.

    It was my little girls first camping experience and I'm pretty disappointed it had to be here.

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Great for canoe access to the river. Spacious and not crowdedicated. 16/08/2017

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

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    Not at all crowded in the fields near the river. Great river access for canoeing. Showers were free to use. Really close to lovely places to visit including Hever Castle and Knole arch bishops castle. Waitrose 2 miles away!

    Disliked: 

    Noise from the road wasn't disturbing but not very tranquil. Had to pay £20 cash deposit to get a token to re access the grounds by car. We didn't know this in advance so didn't know to bring the money.

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All round good stay will be going again mate 16/08/2017

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

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Camped right by the river nice and peaceful

    Disliked: 

    Bit of a walk to the toilets

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Huge site with lots of space, friendly staff and kids entertainment 16/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom susanna r. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    Friendly staff, so much space, having the hop farm entertainment so close.

    Disliked: 

    Shower facilities could do with upgrading

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Outdated facilities, lacks charm, beauty and value for money 15/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Leslie S. Confirmed

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

    The walks around the camp site along the River Medway and the surrounding paths.

    Disliked: 

    We visited this site for a weekend with my two grandchildren.
    The toilet / shower blocks are both in need of a serious uplift. One block reminded me of a rugby team changing room after the team had taken showers, water is drained away in the centre of the shower room which means it is always wet. There is no changing space in the shower cubicles. The new block does have changing space in the showers but the whole block overall is tired.
    The toilets are supposed to be cleaned 3 times a day according to the lady at the reception. I saw a notice on the wall near the entrance to he block which is supposed to show the daily cleaning schedule, the last date was August 2016.
    There is no grey water disposal drain, I was advised I should tip it down the CDP drains but as these are about waste high I was not strong enough to lift my water container that high.
    There are only 2 people working the site and they do try their best but need more help to keep the whole site tidy, clean and attractive.
    Considering the price to camp here the facilities do not live up to my expectations.
    It would have been nice to see a children's play area in the park.
    At one point during our stay a tractor was ploughing up small patches of grass on some of the camping areas, at one point ploughing very close to a couple's tent.
    So summing up this is a pricey site with outdated facilities and certainly lacks charm, beauty and value for money. It is by far one of the worse camp sites I have ever visited.

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Fantastic camp site 15/08/2017

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

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

    Privacy when camping. No other tents etc close

    Disliked: 

    N/A

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Had another great time with my teenage kids and there ... 15/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom l_b718709 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    Had another great time with my teenage kids and there friends they mostly spent time on the river either fishing or on a kayak or down at the lock jumping in. At night we had small fire which we cooked on, it really is nice to get them off there phones and social media.

    Disliked: 

    People complaining about mud on the shower block floor. Its a camp site get over it or get a hotel.

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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, which is less than an hour away and 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 jet skiers.

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 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 and microchipped.

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

General
Bookings must not be for more than 28 consecutive nights.
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.
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.
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 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 us to make an alteration to your booking we 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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