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The Hop Farm

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The Hop Farm: Looking across part of the hardstanding area and some of the grass optional electric pitches (photo added by manager on 02/20/2014)

General

  • Spacious park spread across 500 acres of Kent countryside
  • 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, 15 minutes' drive from Tonbridge.

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 that's been recently refurbished and modernised. Local shops and amenities are five minutes away by car.

Please note

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

Your dog must be tattooed or microchipped.

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

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

No bachelor/bachelorette parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.

Bookings must not be for more than 21 consecutive nights.

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

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/site.

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

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

Units longer than 10 metres are not allowed.

Guests are advised to bring a good quality flashlight with them as parts of the park 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.

The nearby visitor attraction/children rides are closed for refurbishment

There are no disabled shower facilities.

Guests staying anytime between 01 November and 28 February must have toilet/shower facilities in their own units as the site toilet/shower block is closed then.


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8.4

Overall rating based on 908 reviews

 

83% would recommend this park to a friend.

83% would stay here again.

  63% described as Peaceful ?

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Great place to stay out of season02/22/2024

Reviewer's country: United KingdomCecilia W.Confirmed

  • Powered cement/asphalt and grass travel trailer campsite
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Simple but has everything one needs. The bathrooms were closed but it was clearly stated on the website before I booked. The owner was super helpful.

    Disliked: 

    The weather! Not in control of the owner!

From the manager...

Thank you for choosing to stay with us and leaving a lovely review.
We look forward to your next visit, hopefully the weather will be better for you to enjoy the country and river walks.

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Would have been a good stay if toilets were open02/14/2024

Reviewer's country: United KingdomWill C.Confirmed

  • Powered cement/asphalt and grass travel trailer campsite
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Friendly staff, clear directions

    Disliked: 

    Was told after booking the toilets and showers were closed. No mention on booking website. Tried to cancel but was told not possible

From the manager...

An email was sent to you the day you booked advising there were no toilets and showers open apart from the disabled toilet for your 1 night stay(perhaps you did not receive the email). On the Pitch-up website it is advised that the showers and toilets are closed between the 1st November and the 28th February under the "Please Note" section this is easily missed if not read.
We do offer to change dates of stay as no refunds permitted within 28 days of arrival.
We look forward to your next visit.

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Great place to stay02/06/2024

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • Powered cement/asphalt and grass travel trailer campsite
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Great place to stay

    Disliked: 

From the manager...

Thank you for choosing to stay with us and that you enjoyed yourselves.
We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Nice place lot of great places to visit02/09/2024

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomdavid f.Confirmed

  • Powered cement/asphalt and grass travel trailer campsite
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Lots of room pick your own pit,ch

    Disliked: 

    Shower and toilet not open

From the manager...

Thank you for choosing to stay with us especially out of season.
We look forward to your next visit when our facilities are open.

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Excellent site in good location, friendly staff and nice setting01/29/2024

Reviewer's country: United KingdomANDREW C.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Powered cement/asphalt and grass travel trailer campsite
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Friendly and helpful staff, lovely setting and easy access to local area. Would definitely stay again

    Disliked: 

    It was a shame the shower block is not open out of season, but not a huge issue and was informed by staff in advance

From the manager...

Thank you for choosing to stay with us especially out of season.
We look forward to your next visit when the shower block will be open along with the non-electric fields where there is a lot more space to enjoy your stay.

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Peace and quiet and accessibility to bus routes. Local site …01/15/2024

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

  • Powered cement/asphalt and grass travel trailer campsite
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Peace and quiet and accessibility to bus routes.
    Local site manager.
    Access to local pub

    Disliked: 

    Site was flooded and facilities - toilet dump - was inaccessible.
    Arrangements by local management were made. Using disabled persons toilet.
    Site needs work to improve winter facilities and site drainage.
    Local site management very pleasant and helpful.
    Unlikely to revisit unless site improved. Feels neglected.

From the manager...

Thank you for choosing to stay with us especially out of season, unfortunately during your stay the whole of Kent suffered from floods including homes.
Reviews even negative ones help us to improve everyone's stay.

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Excellent - very good value for money.12/20/2023

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

  • Powered cement/asphalt and grass travel trailer campsite
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Plenty of space. Friendly staff. Clean site, large bins for rubbish on site. On-site maintenance team on call to provide assistance if required. An electronic keypad coded barrier for security.
    Level pitches with water and electric points.
    Sharon provided a detailed email with all the information required.

    Disliked: 

    Facilities are closed from November to February.

From the manager...

thank you for your review. glad to hear you were please with the site and thought the staff were friendly.
sorry the facilities were closed during this period, hope we can amend this for next year!

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Hard standing12/03/2023

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

  • Powered cement/asphalt and grass travel trailer campsite
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Hard standing

    Disliked: 

    No facilities open and no reception so had no idea where anything was. Never found chemical disposal point so had to take our toilet home to empty. Don’t know if there was wi-fi as it wasn’t mentioned

From the manager...

Thank you for your review. we did sent everyone information regarding no facilities also information on arriving when the office was closed and it did inform you where to pitch up. please can you check your Emails. we do not have wifi here at the moment.

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Staff very friendly and helped immediately with an issue with …12/04/2023

Reviewer's country: United KingdomPhilip H.Confirmed

  • Powered cement/asphalt and grass travel trailer campsite
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Staff very friendly and helped immediately with an issue with our campervan electric.

    Disliked: 

From the manager...

Thank you for your review. we hope you enjoyed your stay!

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Lot of money for November11/25/2023

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Powered cement/asphalt and grass travel trailer campsite
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Nothing out the ordinary

    Disliked: 

    No showers, £3 extra for awning, so didn't bother. No WiFi

From the manager...

I am sorry you did not enjoy your 1 night stay.
When booking it states no facilities between the 1st November and 28th February, hence the reduced price, however for a refundable £10 cash deposit there is access to the disabled wash room.
The site does not offer Wi-Fi any time of the year and this is clearly stated.
Other sites also charge extra for awnings. I will put forward to the management team if this can be included for out of season stays as using one is dependant upon weather conditions.

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Features

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

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundromat

Parent & baby washroom

Payphone

Pick-up from public transport

Portable toilet

Pub toilets

Restrooms

Shower available

Washing-up area

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

Forest

Hikers’ paradise

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Wild camping

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Dump station

Electric car charging point(s)

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Convenience store nearby

Dog walk 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

Caravan storage facilities

Seasonal sites

Water hook-up points for caravans

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
Victoria Hall — 6.5 miles
Victoria Hall — 6.5 miles
The Chequers — 6.9 miles
Train stations
Beltring Rail Station — 0.6 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 — 24.3 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 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, Kent (aka The Garden of England) 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

RV, travel trailer and tent sites
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  9 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.

The Hop Farm cancelation policy

No refunds within 30 days of arrival date.

31 or more days before arrival : a £10 campsite administration fee applies.

30 days or less before arrival : the site may be able to postpone your stay subject to dates.

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

The park 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 cancelations 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.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking, or at any point before the due date.

Payment methods accepted at the park

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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, Kent (aka The Garden of England) has beaches, historic towns, forests and more castles, stately homes (and gardens) open to the public than anywhere else … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of The Hop Farm?
    RV, travel trailer and tent sites
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  9 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
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  • How much does it cost to stay at The Hop Farm? From $29.04 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party.

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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.

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

There are no disabled shower facilities.

Guests staying anytime between 01 November and 28 February must have toilet/shower facilities in their own units as the site toilet/shower block is closed then.

Firepits are permitted but must be raised off the ground.

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