Father Christmas Comes To Kent



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After a sell-out event last year 'Father Christmas in Kent' will be back at the Hop Farm to create and capture those priceless moments between a child and Father Christmas.

Tickets are now on sale for 2014 and we are looking forward to Father Christmas returning to his temporary home at the Hop Farm, Paddock Wood in November.

He will be available to see children and families, old and new, in his cosy study within the Hop Farm from Saturday 29th November until Wednesday 24 December 2014 on selected weekend dates.

Food and hot drinks will be available from the various concessions within the Hop Farm Family Park on weekends throughout November and December.

Booking a family visit includes meeting Mother Christmas and our elves, spending a magical time talking to Father Christmas about the children’s Christmas wishes before receiving an age appropriate quality gift.  Also included in the ticket price is one professional glass framed family photograph of the family with Father Christmas.

“Children and families voted last year’s Father Christmas experience as one of the best ever in Kent."

While you wait to see Father Christmas, come and meet Mother Christmas, write a letter to Father Christmas to post in our special post box.


"Our authentic Father Christmas visit was very well received last year at The Hop Farm, Paddock Wood and was a complete sell-out three weeks before opening," said organiser Darryl Curcher. 

"It shows that it is possible to produce a quality Father Christmas visit without families having to spend a small fortune, without having to queue for hours and without the complusory Christmas shop to walk through at the end of your visit.

"In our experience, if Father Christmas does not know your children’s name then he is not the real Father Christmas!"

We strongly advise booking in advance to avoid any disappointment for children expecting to see Father Christmas.  However, it may be possible to book your visit on the day, subject to availability.


To Book your Father Christmas visit at The Hop Farm: Click Here

Our Brand 'Father Christmas in Kent' will be returning to The Hop Farm for 2014 due to the popularity of this authentic, personalised family visit. Tickets will go on sale from Monday 18th August 2014 for past customers and priority notification customers.


There is no queueing for our Father Christmas experience as all our guests have a personal and private time-slot with Father Christmas like no other. There is also no charge for parents or children under one and everything is under cover from the elements, worth remembering these points before you book your festive appointment in the Southeast!

To register for 2015 Pre-ticket Release (Summer 2015) please Click Here

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For more information about The Hop Farm go to: www.thehopfarm.co.uk 

The Hop Farm, Paddock Wood, near Tunbridge Wells, TN12 6PY, Kent  t: 01622 872068


Christmas event admission fees:

Children ages 1-14 £10.50, under 1's are free with a full paying child. (but do not receive a gift) Adults are free when accompanying a paying child.  Each family visit has a 7 person limit due to space available in the Father Christmas study.

Opening Dates & Times for Father Christmas 2014


Saturday 29 Nov


Saturday 6 Dec


Sunday 7 Dec


Saturday 13 Dec

Sunday 14 Dec


       Monday 15 Dec


Tuesday 16 Dec


 Wednesday 17 Dec

Thursday 18 Dec


Friday 19 Dec


 Saturday 20 Dec


     Sunday 21 Dec


Monday 22 Dec


Tuesday 23 Dec

Wednesday 24 Dec




24 Dec being Released on Friday

12th Dec 2014


100% SOLD



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Terms & Conditions of Ticket Sales

What our customers say about our Father Christmas


Your Father Christmas visit includes

  • A meet & greet from Mother Christmas and our elves in our reception area

  • A chance to write & post your letters to Father Christmas

  • Each family can enjoy a memorable private visit to see Father Christmas

  • Children aged 1-14 can choose their own quality present

  • Each family will receive one professional family photograph in a glass frame

  • All adults are free and babies under one free with a full paying child

  • Extra photographs and merchandise are available to buy from our sales cabin

  • Toys & gifts are also available to buy including our Nerf Blaster Range

  • Tickets will also be availabe to purchase for our Mega Blaster Nerf Arena

  • The Hop Farm Christmas Markets and Hop Farm Family Park are FREE to enter!
  • The markets feature gifts and crafts, local produce, food and drink, Christmas songs and carol singers (on some of the days)
  • Parking is FREE

Father Christmas Image Gallery




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