Since The Hop Farm has been taken over by new owners it has deteriorated.
The History of The Hops has disappeared in favour of video recordings (after all this was originally a large hop garden and is still called a Hop Farm). The history was originally housed in one of the original Oast Houses with all the equipment set out and a comprehensive description of the industry - alas, ALL gone.
The whole area is now devoted to lac-lustre entertainment for 3 - 12 year olds.
After paying a large amount amount of money to get in we were extremely surprised that there was a further charge of £3 for face painting - can you believe that?
Admission is £14.95 for adults ( but nothing for an adult to participate in), £12.95 for children.
The Carousel ride only operated at certain times, as did all the other attractions.
They had Sheep Racing where the sheep were only interested in eating the grass on the "track", they did not race - pathetic.
All-in-all this attraction is dramatically over-priced. People were leaving after it had only been open for a couple of hours.
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