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Hop Farm Family Park, Paddock Wood
(1.8/5 based on 800+ reviews on the web)
With the largest collection of oast houses (hop kilns for processing the grain) in the world, Hop Farm Family Park has been brewing bear and hosting events since the 16th century. The Kent County Fair and the European Championship Monster Truck Race are both held on the grounds and attract thousands of visitors every year. The site has a life-size, rebuilt period village complete with a street scene, shops, and displayed artifacts from the Victorian era. Visit the museum to learn about the history of hop production on the farm and the stories of the people who worked the land. There are a number of children's attractions on the grounds, and among these is a 4-D cinema with films for all ages. Plan to see Hop Farm Family Park and other attractions that appeal to you using our Paddock Wood holiday planner.
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  • Well where to start WE have been here a few times with my girls and loved it. How the place has gone down hill,we had to pay £1 each to get in that was OK but we found out that the farm has gone all t...  more »
  • Visited the hop farm to enjoy the fireworks this year - even though it is a weekend before bonfire night but I believe that is because of half term week. Organisation for parking was pretty good on th...  more »
  • Went to the firework display on Saturday 29th October 2016. . Because of the poor organisation and the fact that all of the fireworks were lit and set off in the same place the smoke from the firework...  more »
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  • This used to be a lovely farm years ago with an interesting history and plenty of animals. Now it's a tacky run down dump. The Token system simply doesn't work out well. We spent a fortune and I can't say we enjoyed a thing. On top we paid for the fireworks display for Halloween /fireworks night; we saw 5 minutes of fireworks, as it was just a cloud of smoke. My children were so disappointed came away feeling ripped off and disappointed. Save your money and go to Kent life farm instead £30 for a family of four, lovely and clean and no charges once through the gate. Its a real farm with plenty of animals, well run and always a good day out. I will never be returning to this hell hole and judging from other reviews neither will many.
  • If you want the definition of decay visit the Hop Farm. Expensive, run down, smelly, falling apart and disinterested staff, the perfect cocktail for a day out with the kids. Beware activities are outrageously priced once you get through the gate. Best avoided. This said its a lovely site and with some TLC, money and imagination could be good. Let's hope the current owner sells up.
  • Although entrance fee is less.. not much to do or see. It is farm but no animals to see!.. very few small rides with individual prices .. went with kids but disappointed
  • Just got back from long weekend after some back to basic camping with a large group adults and kids who loved every minute of it. We stayed in the Americas which is right out the way and wasn't overcrowded lots of space for everything and backed on to some woods so that kids could explore and just get off them games consoles and be creative building camps etc. In the evening we cooked on an open fire (oil drum )real old school stuff and chilled with a few beers whilst kids toasted marshmallows. The shower facilities were ok but as it was a bank holiday weekend the touring/camping field were quite full and when we went the showers were pretty cold probably bad timing. There is plenty to do here and places to eat but for you who want to live like cave men once in a while and get away from technology give it a go as places that allow you to have a fire are dying out
  • went with my family Sunday 19th June .. had a lovely time.. a £1 entry for the entire day each is great value .. We also opted for the £10 for a family of 4 to see the animals ... Our day cost £27 For 4 adults 3 children and a 2yr old ..although we spent a fair amount on tokens for rides as u can imagine ... We also took our own picnic which greatly reduced the cost of the day .. I will definitely return with the family but one suggestion I would make .. please provide more bins!