Region: South East

Disabled Facilities: Yes

Category: Day Trip Destinations

Address: The Hop Farm Paddock Wood, Tonbridge, Kent TN12 6PY

Contact: 01622 872068



The Hop Farm Family Park is Kent’s leading visitor attraction. Ideal for day trips, the Hop Farm features museums, including the history of hopping and The Hop Farm itself. There is a lovely animal farm and attractions include The Magic Castle, 4D Cinema, Outdoor Adventure Play Area, Giant Jumping Pillows, Driving School and Hopper’s Indoor Soft Play Area.

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Why you are you a great place for educational visits?

We have the worlds largest collection of oast houses, which were mainly built in the Victorian era as a means of storing, drying and supplying hops to London. It was the biggest supplier in the UK at the time.

What does a typical educational visit include?
We normally tailor for groups, but in general we offer a round robin of all the features of the Hop Farm, from the animal farm through to children’s attractions

What group sizes do you cater for?
From 20 to 100 children

Are you happy for children to take photos, video or audio?
Yes, no restrictions.

What is your process for booking pre arranged risk assessments?
We advise teachers to visit in advance to draw up the risk assessment

Does your venue have an education officer?
Contact the Reception desk

What is the cost of the visit?
Our school visit package (£7 child, £2 adult) includes the following:

• Overview of the history of the Hop Farm
• Visit to the Hop Story Museum and Yesterdays World
• Entry into the Animal Farm
• Giant Jumping Pillows
• Outdoor adventure play
• 4D Cinema
• Driving School
• Indoor Soft Play
• Crazy Golf
• Magic Castle

Do you have first aid on site or will the group need to bring a qualified first aider?
First aid is on site

Please list facilities available.
There is a gift/souvenir shop, cafes, restaurants and picnic areas for packed lunches.

What are your disabled facilities?
We have disabled access and facilities

What are your opening days and hours?
We are open every day from 10am

Do you have any testimonials from previous schools we can include?
“ Hunton School enjoyed a superb day at The Hop Farm. Thank you to all the staff for a wonderful learning experience.”
Hunton CEP School

“ We all had a really wonderful day and are definitely looking forward to future visits!”
Belvedere Junior School

“The children had a brilliant day in every respect and enjoyed all the activities”
Saltwood C of E Primary School

Age of Children / Pupils: Pre-school 5 – 7 years 8 – 10 years

Type of Visit: Adventure Playgrounds Cinemas / Film Farms Historic Buildings Historical Heritage Indoor Activity & Soft Play Centres Karting Museums Outdoor Education Paintball & Laser Tag Picnic Areas Residential School Trips Themed Attractions Wildlife and Nature

Curriculum Topics Covered: Environmental Studies History Leisure & Tourism

Months Open: All Year Round January February March April May June July August September October November December