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Looking across part of the hardstanding area and some of the grass optional electric pitches

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 Kent's popular family attraction the Hop Farm Family Park.

The River Medway flows through the park – so you can arrive by canoe if you like, or stick around on site for fishing and kayaking. If you'd rather arrive by more conventional means, there's easy access from the A228 (it's about a 15-minute drive from Tonbridge) and Paddock Wood train station is a handy five minutes' drive away.

The farm is also home to the Oast Village, the biggest collection of oast (old hop kilning) houses in the world – they're worth a wander around to get a glimpse of times gone by. Local shops and amenities are five minutes away.

For days out clearly you'll want to start with The Hop Farm itself – pop next door for family-friendly rides and shows, an adventure play area and plenty of cute animals to coo over. If you're sticking around a little longer, this site makes a handy base for trips to Kent's many fab beaches, castles and animal parks.

Please note

Units longer than 10 metres are not allowed.

Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.

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

Bookings must not be for more than 21 consecutive nights.

No bachelor/bachelorette parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Single-sex bookings of 4 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

Group bookings of 6 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).

Your dog must be tattooed or microchipped.

At least one of the party members must be aged 21 or over.

Owing to government regulations, groups of 7 or more people are not permitted.

A cable measuring at least 5 metres is needed for the electric hook-ups.

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

Protective masks must be worn at all times in common areas.

There are no bins onsite: all rubbish will need to be taken home with you.

Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.

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

Throughout the year large events take place and the site is open to the public.

It is recommended that bringing your own shower/toilet facilities where possible as those onsite will be limited.


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8.5

Overall rating based on 728 reviews

 

85% would recommend this site to a friend.

84% would stay here again.

  65% described as Peaceful ?

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Great campsite with clean facilities, and the added bonus of Hop Farm27/10/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomDanny D.Confirmed

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

    Facilities were great, and cleaned regularly, day and night.

    Hop Farm Family Park is within a 5 minute walk.

    We had some bad weather on one of the nights and the team drove around and checked on everyone regularly

    Disliked: 

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Fab site despite the rain!27/10/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Peace and quiet
    Walks
    Cleanliness

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The facilities are nice and clean,Very wet and muddy27/10/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJames W.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    The pub round the corner

    Disliked: 

    The weather and there was nothing to do

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Anonymous user

Friendly staff and clean facilities26/10/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Excellent location, close to river for canoeing, close to woods so kids could adventure, can’t wait to book again.

    Disliked: 

    Flooded around the toilets/showers

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Basic but not too bad, could do more during bad weather26/10/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomRichard E.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    They have revamped the reception and shop, toilets and showers were cleaner than last year. Staff were friendly in general.

    Disliked: 

    There was a bit of a storm. I was frustrated that no staff came out to help people (given there was only a few tents). I ended up fighting the storm on my own for 3 hours. If someone had come round with extra pegs, guy ropes (I would have been happy to pay for them) (I did use my extra spare guys ropes and pegs but they were not enough) and an extra set of hands perhaps my tent would not have had to have been disposed of due to damage. I tried to mention it on leaving but was told they don’t keep any extras and it’s my fault for not calling the emergency number which I did not have to hand during the storm.

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The staff were very friendly and helpful, facilities were modern …25/10/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomTommy W.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    The staff were very friendly and helpful, facilities were modern and clean.
    If you’re planning on taking little ones to the Hop farm adventure park you get 50% discount if camping too, only found this out after I’d booked.

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Facilities were clean and nice21/10/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Plenty of space and lots for the children to do. The kids loved it

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Lovely site with lots of different places to enjoy walks19/10/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnnabel P.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Great toilet and shower facilities, friendly staff members. Pitch was level and electric hook up and water ran perfectly. Would definitely stay again

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Site ok for one night, could be better with a bit of love,18/10/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSpencer S.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Easy checkin
    River 10mins walk
    Nice views

    Disliked: 

    Hardstanding too small and muddy
    Toilets not cleaned
    Too expensive

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We visited East Peckham, the site was excellent for where …14/10/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomElaine M.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    We visited East Peckham, the site was excellent for where we wanted to be.

    Disliked: 

    We payed for electric hard standing site which this was not (level) and not much hard standing. No WiFi which we expect to have for the price.

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Features

Coronavirus

Capacity reduced to increase social distancing

Check-in: one group at a time

More frequent emptying of bins

Shared spaces: daily deep cleaning

Shared spaces: more frequent cleaning

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

TV room

Takeout

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on park

Bath available

Car parking by site/unit

Composting toilet

Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundromat

Parent & baby washroom

Payphone

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Restrooms

Shower available

Washing-up area

Wheelchair access

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Scouts welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue grills allowed

Barbecue provided

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Hikers’ paradise

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Wild camping

Utilities

Charging facilities

Communal fridge

Dump station

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Convenience store nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transportation nearby

Type

Farm

Very large (over 200 sites)

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

Touring and motorhomes

Tourer storage facilities

Location

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  • Maidstone Road, Paddock Wood, Tonbridge, Kent, England, TN12 6PY
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 51.1998°N 0.3933°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 — 29.1 kilometres
London Gatwick Airport — 39.2 kilometres
London Gatwick Airport South Terminal — 39.3 kilometres

Directions


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 or onward travel 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 Tunbridge Wells are close by for shopping and sightseeing. Bluewater shopping centre is in Greenhithe (rival Lakeside is just over the Essex border at West Thurrock).

Must see

  • Ightham Mote (10.8 kilometres)
  • Scotney Castle (11.9 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:  2 p.m. –  9 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.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.

The site is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.

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

Deposit transferable during COVID-19. 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.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

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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MasterCard
Maestro

Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

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  • Does The Hop Farm have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is The Hop Farm dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • 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:  2 p.m. –  9 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at The Hop Farm? From $36.84 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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Terms and conditions

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

Sites
A cable measuring at least 5 metres is needed for the electric hook-ups.

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).

Admission
At least one of the party members must be aged 21 or over.

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 21 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 are prohibited from main facilities and amenities.
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.

Safety
Firearms are not permitted.

Occupancy
Group bookings of 6 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).

Safety
Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.

Dogs
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.

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.

Coronavirus
Owing to government regulations, groups of 7 or more people are not permitted.

Safety
Please do not touch or feed the animals.

Coronavirus
Protective masks must be worn at all times in common areas.

General
Quiet hours must be respected between 10 p.m. and 9 a.m..
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and trunks must be closed quietly.

Reception
Reception is closed from 9 p.m. to 2 p.m.. No arrivals are permitted between these times.
Reception is open from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. and from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. between 01/07 and 31/08.
Reception is open from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. and from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. between 15/03 - 30/06 and 01/09 - 31/10.
Reception is unmanned after 6 p.m.. Please inform the park while on your way there should you expect to arrive after this time, so that the team can provide information about your unit/pitch.

Occupancy
Single-sex bookings of 4 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.

Coronavirus
There are no bins onsite: all rubbish will need to be taken home with you.

General
The site is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.
This site Does have a catch-and-return fishing policy in place.

Vehicles
Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.

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

Vehicles
Units longer than 10 metres are not allowed.

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.

Visitors
Visitors 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.

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.

It is recommended that bringing your own shower/toilet facilities where possible as those onsite will be limited.

Guests are asked to keep noise levels to a minimum including music.

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