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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 382 reviews

 

72% would recommend this site to a friend.

71% would stay here again.

 

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*well maintained *30 Second walk to the hop farm * ... 02/10/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Daryl A. Confirmed

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

    *well maintained
    *30 Second walk to the hop farm
    * Pub Onsite is you get fed up of being outside.
    *Loads of space

    Disliked: 

    Staff did not seem to happy to see us, but this could have been because we arrived 2 days before the end of the season and was the only tent onsite so they probable could have closed early if we had not turned up

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Very poor toilets, every poor pitches all looked old required update 30/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Raymond S. Confirmed

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

    How helpful the staff where ,

    Disliked: 

    Being in the field on our own, the hole place looked as was run down it was like going back 20 years in caravaning.

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Toilets and showers were very clean and the hut was ... 26/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Carly T. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    Toilets and showers were very clean and the hut was very warm too which was a bonus when going to the toilet in the middle of the night! My children loved the open space to run around also.

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Great to have virtually the whole site to ourselves!! Decent ... 18/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom alan_w432213 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    Great to have virtually the whole site to ourselves!! Decent size pitch if your tent is average size....staff were great and helpful

    Disliked: 

    Toilets could do with an upgrade

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Average at best which is such a shame as it could be great witth tlc. 17/09/2017

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  • Liked: 

    Pitches were well spaced out and nice mature oak trees in field.

    Disliked: 

    Toilet block and showers were filthy. There was a VW rally in the adjoining field which was ok but in the morning they came onto the camp site and used the facilities instead of staying on their site using their own facilities. So when I went to shower there was a big queue even though only a handful of people staying on the campsite.

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Nice simple site with great surroundings 11/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom scott c. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    Was really nice a spacious campsite , very large pitches , nice hot showers ,pretty clean facilities seeing as it was pretty muddy the 3 days we was there , nice for the kids to get back to nature exploring in the woods and on rope swing and broken plane and nice walk down the river , we took kayak and was lovely going down the river with the kids with great launch points for kayaking and fishing
    Great for dog walking
    Friendly staff , good clean but simple facilities all round nice site

    Disliked: 

    a little bit more expensive but worth if for the space and what's around to explore

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The site was located next to a river which offered ... 06/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Nicola M. Confirmed

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

    The site was located next to a river which offered nice walks and if you had kayaks it would be good fun

    Disliked: 

    The shower block was filthy. It wasn't mopped as far as I could see for the two days that I was there. I am not by any stretch a fussy guest but it was clear that the owner simply didn't care. As an aside the shower cubicles were the smallest I have ever been in (been caravanning for five years). The actual site itself seems to be a jack of all trades. In the next field they stored what looked like pre-registered fiat cars (100+ vehicles) and on the Sunday there was a car boot sale. All in all a fairly disappointing experience which is a shame because the site has a lot of potential.

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Level pitches, average facilities but check for events before booking! 05/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Sarah C. Confirmed

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

    Pitches were flat with electric hook-up. Good location - handy for visiting Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells.

    Disliked: 

    The on-site pub doesn't allow dogs inside. The site was very noisy up until 11pm as there was a Truck Fest on the adjoining field all weekend.

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Poor value. Will try somewhere else next time. 04/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom William N. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Restaurant was excellent, with good value food.
    Friendly staff.
    Good level pitch.
    Water & electric points close to pitches.
    Sufficient toilet paper at all times.

    Disliked: 

    Noisy due to Truckfest. Did not know it was going to take place. Too close to our pitch.
    Toilet & shower block dated & dirty.
    Shop had little stock left.

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Lovely pitches the cleaners their everyday staffs amazing very helpful 04/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom victoria_h198725 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    Liked everything went for a lovely walk through the woods found a lock where you can take a swim and watch the boats go in and out also there's parts of a crashed aeroplane in the woods kids love to go and explore with added extras like being able to have a fire

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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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 GMT (GMT+00:00)   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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