There are many great places to go and see with the kids over our side of the water (Kent) The Hop Farm in Tonbridge being one of them.
We took Max when he was around 10 months and to be truthful there wasn’t much for him to do. It was a sunny day and it got us out of the house for a bit so we didn’t mind too much.
Previously we visited the hop farm on a weekend at the height of summer and it was rammed.
Today we went during the week and it kind of resembled a ghost town. That’s never a problem when you have kids, it meant we had free reign over the park and a choice of where to park in the free car park.
Hop Farm only costs £1.00 per person with under 1’s going free. The farm is made up of a playground soft play area, rides for the kids and a farm. The rides will cost you extra (because it was during the week these were shut) and the farm was £2.00 per adult. For what is on offer I still think this is great value for money and if you lived close by then its a great place to escape for a few hours with the kids.
For what is on offer I still think this is great value for money and if you lived close by then it’s a great place to escape for a few hours with the kids.
The playground area is mainly aimed at bigger kids. Max ran around it but needed a lot of help from his dad, had we of come alone he wouldn’t have been able to play as much because I couldn’t leave Kai. There was a smaller slide section but this was a little young for Max. I would have liked to have seen a part of the park suitable for that in between the age of being too big for the little slide but too small for the big slide.
We visited the softplay which was fantastic. Spilt into two sections 1-3 and 3 +, the baby aera had enough to keep Kai happy. Max wanted to go and play in the over 3 area which was fine because it was empty so no big kids to run into him.
The over 3 bit was really big and I lost him a few times which resulted in a worried mummy squeezing through small gaps to go find him. Luckily there were some lovely bigger kids there who were happy to help him up some of the high steps.
We brought lunch for the kids which is something I always do when were out and about. I treated myself to a burger and chips from the soft play cage and the food wasn’t too shabby.
Hop Farm also has a mini farm with animals like ponies, goats, birds and rabbits etc. It is a little pricey at £4.00 per adult and £2.00 for over ones. We always go and see the animals because it’s just a nice little extra for the kids. The farm could really do with updating to make it better value for money.
It is a little pricey at £4.00 per adult and £2.00 for over ones.
We always go and see the animals because it’s just a nice little extra for the kids. The farm could really do with updating to make it better value for money. The boys really enjoyed seeing all the animals, Kai was obsessed with the ponies.
We really enjoyed our day out, it was great to spend time with the family. If you’re looking for somewhere local and relatively cheap then I recommend you check out Hop Farm.
You can find out more info about the Hop Farm here: https://www.thehopfarm.co.uk/