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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.

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

Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.

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.

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

Bookings must not be for more than 28 consecutive nights.

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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7.5

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74% would recommend this site to a friend.

73% would stay here again.

 

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Good location, staff and facilities 23/05/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Margaret S. Confirmed

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

    Outlook, location, friendly Warden, facilities, secluded walk along the Medway. The toilet and shower block was being completely refurbished ready for 25th May 2018, so will be excellent.

    Disliked: 

    Could possibly be noisy at weekends when events are happening in adjoining fields although we have no experience of this.

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Amazing, again a fab weekend at Hop farm. The two guys runing the camp 22/05/2018

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

  • Non-electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    the river, the sunshine

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Nice quite place to stay. Very friendly staff. And very ... 21/05/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Steve J. Confirmed

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

    Nice quite place to stay. Very friendly staff. And very helpful. Most welcoming.

    Disliked: 

    None

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Clean, quiet, Friendly - Over all Great 21/05/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom gina_p334824 Confirmed

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

    We had a fab time, the people were lovely, there was plenty of room to spread out.

    The showers were hot and powerful (and very clean).

    Very quiet location.

    They had a nice shop on site and close to more shops for supplies.

    They had a boot fair on site too, so we have a walk around this.

    The Hop Farm was also entered with discount and had a nice walk around.

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Just the job for a one night stop ovet 21/05/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Julie B. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    Pick of pitch. Huge field. Shower/washing facilities/take one nighters

    Disliked: 

    Grass too long

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We had a fantastic experience from the first phone call ... 16/05/2018

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  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    We had a fantastic experience from the first phone call to departure. We had a lovely pitch that was well though out and spacious. The staff were friendly, helpful and understanding. The site was absolutely beautiful with lots of open space for the children to play in and is right on the river Medway.

    Just a note that the toilet/shower units were not finished when we visited a few weeks ago. The manager has allocated the ladies the completed block (beautifully tiled, clean and spacious) while the men (apparently, I didn’t use them my self) slum it in comparison. When completed these will probably be the best facilities I have seen on a touring site (and we have been to a lot!). Grass and mud is walked through the toilets at times as you can see from other reviews, this is a forgone conclusion in wet weather as unlike at home we don’t remove shoes. There are more and buckets available so if everyone cleaned up after themselves we would all have a nicer experience.

    We could not have asked for more. Thank you all.

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The facilities and friendliness of the staff. 14/05/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Grant v. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    The facilities and friendliness of the staff.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing for our stay

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Friendly staff. 12/05/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom denise d. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    Always have a great time at the hop farm. Good location for explorating. Half price entry to the Hop farm. Good to take bikes and ride along the river.
    Lovely people who book you in and look after everything.

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Could do with a children’s play park 09/05/2018

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

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

    Being able to choose where you pitch. Large fields not squashed on top of each other.

    Disliked: 

    Toilets weren’t very clean and shower area but this was down to some not very nice campers!

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Access to the river was great for a days kayaking, ... 09/05/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Julia A. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    Access to the river was great for a days kayaking, and facilities nice and clean to shower after.

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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 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 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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