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Address: Family Park Maidstone Road | Beltring, Paddock Wood TN12 6PY, England
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+44 1622 872068
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The Hop Farm Family Park is Kent's major visitor attraction. Open everyday...

The Hop Farm Family Park is Kent's major visitor attraction. Open everyday (except on special event days). Pay/play rides/attractions and more.

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Fireworks Display October

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... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 November 2016
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United Kingdom
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Kent, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Some attractions fail to please everyone but living nearby I have always found the Hop Farm a fascinating insight into the history of Kent and the beer making for which Kent is famous and pest control is necessary!

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Thank Pam G
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Be aware, there are pigeons being shot in daylight, so think twice if you are taking your children there. Very sad. The whole place is falling apart, animals kept in inadequate conditions. Can't recommend.

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Thank Magdalena D
HopFarm, Manager at Hop Farm Family Park, responded to this review

Dear Magdalena, Thank you for your feedback. The Family Park is closed until February half term so we're not sure whether you've reviewed the correct venue. Point to note: our animal farm is beautifully maintained with a loving, caring team looking after many rescued animals. We suggest you check you have commented on the correct venue before sending negative and... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The grotto and waiting area was really lovely and warm cosy and festive. The elves were full of spirit and enthusiasm and mother Christmas was really friendly and made everyone feel welcome and my daughter loved storytime. Santa was fun and friendly and really chatted with the children about their likes and hobbies. He even made us parents feel included... More 

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1 Thank Sarah S
england
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Reading the negative review on here I nearly cancelled my grandsons annual visit which I had pre-booked in November. Thank goodness I didnt!! My grandsons aged 9, 7 and 23 months went with their parents and Grandad on Saturday and had the most marvellous time. They were greeted by two friendly ladies on Reception who stamped everybodies hand with Santas... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

I took my nephew to Hops Farm to see father Christmas and it was terrible. The entrainment was budget and hardly had anything to offer. We waited an hour to see Santa even though we were given a time slot, when we finally saw him he was let down. The pictures that were taken were terrible and then we had... More 

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Thank Sophia D
London, England, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

I'm so happy hop farm is in Kent, wish I was aware when living in London, from drive in movies/bootsales/days out its just great!!! Good value !!

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Rochester, United Kingdom
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176 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

one goat, one pig, 2 donkeys, one rabbit and a poney in the farm bit which you pay £1 per adult on top of the £1 from the entrance... the other attractions were not really open for a frosty autumnal day with a baby. The one good thing was the Delorean from Back to the Future which was there for... More 

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Thank didine3221
HopFarm, Manager at Hop Farm Family Park, responded to this review

Thank you visiting the Family Park and your feedback. As we are in the off-peak season, term-time. the rides and attractions are limited (like other visitor attractions). We are currently refurbishing and upgrading the animal farm (there are notices on our website and on site too) where it will re-launch in Spring. Sometimes the animals are moved off-site while the... More 

Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

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 the birds of prey the reptiles everything!!!! There are no shows no music playing nothing... More 

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Thank James R
HopFarm, Manager at Hop Farm Family Park, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting the Hop Farm Family Park and for your feedback. We're disappointed to hear you didn't enjoy your visit, however we do have to clarify some of the points that have been made. There are clear notices on our website, and as you enter the Park, that the farm is currently undergoing major refurbishments and upgrades and... More 

United Kingdom
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98 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

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 the way in but not so great on the way our. I would suggest they need to organise a faster way to get... More 

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Thank SH05059
Maidstone, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

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 fireworks descended onto the field and the fireworks which were being lit. The display was completely overshadowed by a huge cloud of thick... More 

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Thank bladevalentino
HopFarm, Manager at Hop Farm Family Park, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. I can confirm (and also you can view the Met Office radar records) that thick dense fog formed quickly that evening in low lying areas of Kent. In addition, the same display and in the same location took place the night before without any issues. There were car accidents on the M20 and M25 due... More 

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