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8.4

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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
  • 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 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 recently refurbished modern shower and toilet block. Local shops and amenities are five minutes away.

Guests get 50% off the 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. Events are often held at the park so check out the website to see what's on while you're staying next door.


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8.4

Overall rating based on 369 reviews

 

83% would recommend this site to a friend.

81% would stay here again.

  72% described as Peaceful ?

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We were stuck on the M25 and knew we would …04/11/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomTracy F.Confirmed

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

    We were stuck on the M25 and knew we would be late arriving (after the closure time). I rang and told the warden on duty and he stayed open an extra 15 minutes to wait for us after an extremely stressful journey. Just wanted to say a huge thank you for being so helpful. We really appreciated this, it was an awful wet, windy night and you stayed to let us in. Thank you staff at the Hop Farm. We hope to be back to see more of the farm in the near future.

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From the manager...

Thank you for visiting The Hop Farm.

You are more than welcome, we thank you for leaving your comments & review.

We look forward to welcoming you back next season.

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Very nice campsite enjoyed our stay a lot03/11/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomRachel H.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric asphalt and grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Facilities

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From the manager...

Thank you for visiting The Hop Farm.

We are delighted to hear you enjoyed the campsite & facilties.

We look forward to welcoming you next season.

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Nice family friendly place, great children's park.31/10/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAmy B.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Lots of open space to play, new showers

    Disliked: 

    Not cleaning the floors regular enough

From the manager...

Thank you for visiting The Hop Farm.

We are glad that you enjoyed your visit, in addition to our family park! We appreciate feedback regarding cleaning as it will help us to continually improve our service.

We look forward to welcoming you in future seasons.

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Clean facilities. Excellent location next to hop farm28/10/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Everything

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From the manager...

Thank you for visiting The Hop Farm.

We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed every aspect of your day.

We hope to welcome you again next season.

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Nice place to go to!28/10/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomHaemin J.Confirmed

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

    1) Spacious pitches
    2) Water tap next to electric socket
    3) Refurbished toilet/showers
    4) Quiet during off-peak season
    5) Friendly staff

    Disliked: 

    1) The grass was very muddy in some places due to the rain
    2) The place was too dark at night

From the manager...

Thank you for visiting The Hop Farm,

We appreciate all the positive comments received, sadly due to nature we cannot influence the mud or rain! We pride ourselves on keeping the nature untouched so the scenery is maintained natural, we are sorry to hear you felt it was too dark.

We hope to welcome you again next season.

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Toilet facilities and staff assistance excellent28/10/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomKarina O.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Very good place

    Disliked: 

    Café Ricardos didn’t open 8am for breakfast

From the manager...

Thank you for visiting The Hop Farm.

We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed our site, and sorry to hear that the cafe didn't open at its proposed time.

We look forward to welcoming you again next season.

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good showers, nice staff, soft ground, empty when i was …22/10/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMatthew w.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    good showers, nice staff, soft ground, empty when i was there.Easy location for driving.

    Disliked: 

    Always wish for a kettle at well established campsites.
    Distant road noise in the night (engines)
    Its not really a scenic campsite

From the manager...

Thank you for visiting The Hop Farm.

We appreciate your comments, and feedback for recommendation to improve our campsite.

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Large open field13/10/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAndrew I.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Large open field

    Disliked: 

    Bugs at night

From the manager...

Thank you for visiting The Hop Farm.

We are glad that you enjoyed the large spaces on the fields, and are sorry to hear you were disturbed by the bugs.

We look forward to seeing you again.

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Perfect camp site for facilities and large number of people08/10/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomBenjamin I.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Everything

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

From the manager...

Thank you for visiting The Hop Farm.

We are delighted that you enjoyed all aspects of your stay.

We look forward to welcoming you again.

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It was truly an amazing experience.. I absolutely loved the …23/10/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomNoya I.Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    It was truly an amazing experience.. I absolutely loved the privacy and relaxed atmosphere. There was only two things, cleaning hours need to be changed and flushing system stronger please... Everything else nothing to say... Brilliant... Thank you for a great time...

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From the manager...

Thank you for visiting The Hop Farm.

We are delighted to deliver such an experience to you. In addition we appreciate your feedback to improve our services/facilities as we always strive to improve.

We look forward to welcoming you again.

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Features

Utilities

Charging facilities

Dump station

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Bush

Hikers’ paradise

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Wild camping

Wildlife haven

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Convenience store nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transportation nearby

Leisure on park

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Playground

Recreation room/arcade

Takeout

Tennis

TV room

Watersports

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horseback riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Amenities on park

Bath available

Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundromat

Local produce

Parent & baby washroom

Payphone

Pick-up from public transport

Restrooms

Shower available

Washing-up area

Wheelchair access

Wifi

Rules

Barbecue grills allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Type

Farm

Very large (over 200 sites)

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Scouts welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Touring and motorhomes

Hard standings

Tourer storage facilities

Location

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  • Maidstone Road, Paddock Wood, Tonbridge, Kent, England, TN12 6PY
  • Timezone Europe/London +0100 (GMT+01:00)   GPS 51.1999°N 0.3936°E

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Southborough: Victoria Hall Coach Stop — 10.5 kilometres
Lamberhurst: Chequers Coach Stop — 11.1 kilometres
Tunbridge Wells: Town Centre Coach Stop — 11.7 kilometres
Train stations
Beltring Rail Station — 0.9 kilometres
Paddock Wood Rail Station — 2.0 kilometres
Yalding Rail Station — 3.2 kilometres
Ferry ports
Gravesend Pier — 27.4 kilometres
Tilbury Ferry Terminal — 28.0 kilometres
Woolwich Arsenal Pier — 39.8 kilometres
Airports
Biggin Hill Airport — 29.2 kilometres
London Gatwick Airport — 39.2 kilometres
London Gatwick Airport South Terminal — 39.3 kilometres

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 the 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 (10.8 kilometres)
  • Scotney Castle (12.0 kilometres)
  • Bedgebury National Pinetum & Forest (14.8 kilometres)

National Trust

  • Sprivers Garden (7.9 kilometres)
  • Old Soar Manor (8.4 kilometres)

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 by:  noon
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  1 p.m. –  9 p.m.
Depart by:  noon

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.

Hired accommodation: £50.00 ($97.31) damage/cleanliness/bracelet deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure after inspection of your unit should no damage/losses be found.

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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Maestro

Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

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  • 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:  1 p.m. –  9 p.m.
    Depart by:  noon
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  1 p.m. –  9 p.m.
    Depart by:  noon
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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.

General
A state-issued fishing license is required (you'll need to apply for this beforehand).

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

General
Bookings must not be for more than 28 consecutive nights.

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

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leashes and supervised at all times.

General
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.

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

Dogs
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.

Hired accommodation
Hired accommodation: £50.00 ($97.31) damage/cleanliness/bracelet deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure after inspection of your unit should no damage/losses be found.

General
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.

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.

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

Occupancy
No bachelor/bachelorette parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

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

Vehicles
Only one car is to be parked at the site. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.

Safety
Open fires are prohibited.

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

General
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behavior is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.

Vehicles
Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.

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

Sites
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.

Arrivals and departures
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Visitors
Visitors’ cars are not permitted on site.

Sites
You must follow management instructions when setting up your tent/rig and related equipment.

Dogs
Your dog must be tattooed or microchipped.

Hired accommodation
Your unit must be left clean and tidy; a fine of £50.00 ($97.68) will be charged for unclean units upon departure.

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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