The Hop Farm
“Non-stop fun for children at this largest collection of Victorian oast houses” - AA Inspector
The Hop Farm is set among the largest collection of Victorian oast houses, and its attractions include museums, indoor and outdoor play areas, animal farm and shire horses, pub and restaurant and gift shop. The recently opened 4D Cinema, Magic Castle, Driving School and Jumping Pillows offer non-stop fun for children; and for the adults are museums at the Hop Farm. Events and shows all year.
Facilities – at a glance
Suitable for all child ages
Assist dogs allowed
- Parking onsite
- Fully accessible
- Facilities: Lifts, ramps, disabled parking
- Accessible toilets
- Open all year
- Opening Times: Open all year, daily 10-5 (last admission 4)
Also in the area
About the area
The White Cliffs of Dover are an English icon – the epitome of our island heritage and sense of nationhood. They also mark the point where the Kent Downs AONB, that great arc of chalk downland stretching from the Surrey Hills and sometimes known as ‘the Garden of England’, finally reaches the sea. This is a well-ordered and settled landscape, where chalk and greensand escarpments look down into the wooded Weald to the south.
Many historic parklands, including Knole Park and Sir Winston Churchill’s red-brick former home at Chartwell, are also worth visiting. Attractive settlements such as Charing, site of Archbishop Cranmer’s Tudor palace, and Chilham, with its magnificent half-timbered buildings and 17th-century castle built on a Norman site, can be found on the Pilgrim’s Way, the traditional route for Canterbury-bound pilgrims in the Middle Ages.
In the nature reserves, such as the traditionally coppiced woodlands of Denge Wood and Earley Wood, and the ancient fine chalk woodland of Yockletts Bank high on the North Downs near Ashford, it is still possible to experience the atmosphere of wilderness that must have been felt by the earliest travellers along this ancient ridgeway.
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