Father Christmas Comes To Kent

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


Register for Priority Ticket Booking Notice 2014: Click Here




The arrival of Father Christmas last year to The Hop Farm was hailed as a marvellous success to the Christmas Market and really did capture the atmosphere of Christmas right down to the fine detail of his cosy study amongst the trees and snow.

The event was sold-out three times over with over a 150 families unable to get a time-slot in the last week of his appearance in his temporary home in the UK.

We are proud to announce for 2014 that Father Christmas will return again to his original temporary home at The Hop Farm, Paddock Wood.

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 huge Christmas market taking place on weekends throughout December.

Booking a family visit includes meeting Mother Christmas and our elves, spending quality time talking to Father Christmas about the children’s Christmas wishes, receiving a quality present and having a professional family photograph taken, which is all included in the ticket price.

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

New for 2014 will be our creative Make & Take area in our cosy reception barn where you can relax in warm opulent surroundings, have a coffee, take a trip to our internal sweet shop, talk to our elves and Mother Christmas, write and post your letters and then take a walk through our 'Secret Snowy Passage' to find Father Christmas in his cosy study.

"Our authentic Father Christmas visit was very well received last year at The Hop Farm, Paddock Wood with a complete sell-out three weeks before opening so we had to open a further 320 slots due to demand said organiser Darryl Curcher. It goes to show that quality time spent with Father Christmas is paramount to most parents rather than cheap, tacky and unbelievable grottos with long, long queues around the Southeast.

In our experience, if Father Christmas does not know your children’s name then he is not the real Father Christmas it is as simple as that, everything we do is authentic, realistic and great value for money right down to the professional photograph we offer as our gift to all parents within the price of a ticket.

To pre-book your tickets to see Father Christmas at The Hop Farm please visit www.fatherchristmasinkent.co.uk   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 Pre-Book your Father Christmas visit at The Hop Farm:Click Here

The Hop Farm at Christmas 2014 is excited to announce that Father Christmas will be returning for Christmas 2014 due to the popularity of this authentic, personalised family visit. Tickets will go on sale from 1st September 2014 for past customers and priority notififcation customers.

To see 2012/2013 reviews Click Here

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 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


Sunday 30 Nov


Saturday 6 Dec


Sunday 7 Dec


Saturday 13 Dec


Sunday 14 Dec


Thursday 18 Dec


Friday 19 Dec


         Saturday 20 Dec


       Sunday 21 Dec


Monday 22 Dec



Tuesday 23 Dec



Wednesday 24 Dec






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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

  • Talk to our elves and make & take a gift while waiting for your Father Christmas appointment

  • Relax, have a coffee, take a visit to our sweet shop and buy an elf fairy cake to take home

  • Take the Secret Snowy Passage to Father Christmases study

  • Your child receives a memorable private meeting with Father Christmas of upto 10 minutes

  • Chooses their own quality present, 6 choices, for all children aged 1-14

  • A professional Glass Frame mounted family photograph for each family visit

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

  • Extra photographs and merchandise including Keyrings & Fridge Magnets are available to buy from our Sales Cabin

  • Toys & gifts are also available to buy

Father Christmas Image Gallery





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