Frequently Asked Questions

Find the answers to the War and Peace Show’s most frequently asked questions

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General Information

The War and Peace Show will return on the 25th, 26th, 27th, 28th & 29th July 2023.

Tickets are not yet on sale. As soon as they are, head to the “Buy Tickets” button at the top of the website!

You can also book your visitor ticket(s) on the gate when you arrive, however we recommend that you book in advance.

You can trade at the show from a Trade Stall.

You can book a trade stall at the War and Peace Show in order to sell at the event. Please note that trading outside of the trade stalls area is strictly forbidden.

The Kent County Council Act 2001 regulates the trade of second hand goods in Kent. Registration is free and lasts for 4 years. To apply; email or call 03000 41 20 20 (Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm) to request a paper form.

The War and Peace Show is held at the Hop Farm, Maidstone Road, Paddock Wood, TN12 6PY.

Unfortunately, there are no discounts or concessions on any bookings at the War and Peace Show.

Yes. Ensure that you book for the day(s) that you plan on visiting.

The War and Peace Show is open to day visitors* from 09:00 – 18:00 on;

Tuesday 25 July

Wednesday 26 July

Thursday 27 July

Friday 28 July

Saturday 29 July

*Day visitors refers to visitors who visit the show for the day only.

Visitors staying on-site (camping) are also able to enjoy the evening entertainment post 18:00.

Yes, The War and Peace Show is an event for the whole family and educating the younger generation is an important aspect of the show. Children 15 years old and under can visit for FREE!

Please note, it is extremely important that children are accompanied at all times by an adult, military vehicles by nature are different to civilian vehicles, therefore visibility is greatly reduced. So for their safety, please keep your children close by at all times.

We release updates as they happen right here on our website, check our What’s On page >

You can also follow us on Facebook and Instagram for updates, photos and more.

Yes you can. Please note that the War and Peace Show may not be suitable for some dogs, there are large, loud vehicles moving around the site as well as sudden and loud noises e.g. explosions and gunfire from re-enactors in the arena and Living History areas. Dogs are strictly limited to one per person – you must clean up after your dog.

Travel and Accommodation

We’re just 40 miles from central London, with plenty of great transport links. Our address is: The Hop Farm, Maidstone Road, Paddock Wood, Kent, TN12 6PY. (WHEN USING GOOGLE MAPS USE: TN12 6QF)

How to find us by car

You can find us on the A228 near Paddock Wood, Kent with plenty of parking.

Follow the brown tourist signs from junction 4 of the M20 or junction 5 of the M25 onto the A21 South. You will spot our iconic Kentish Oasts as the family park comes in to view.

Please note the Hop Farm and the War and Peace Show isn’t responsible for damage or loss to vehicles and their contents that are either parked in the Main Car Park or event fields for events taking place at the Hop Farm.

By Train

If you want to catch the train, our closest station is Paddock Wood. Book a Streamline taxi (see below) to be transported to The Hop Farm from the industrial side of the station or catch the bus which drops off at The Hop Farm.

Travel by train with Southeastern.

You can buy train tickets online or visit for more information.

By Taxi

If you live in or around Kent, or arrive at our nearest mainline train station, Paddock Wood, grab a cab from our local taxi firm.

By Bus

If you want to catch the bus from Paddock Wood, Tunbridge Wells, Tonbridge or Maidstone, please visit the Arriva buses website for timetables or call on 0871 2002233 for times and details.

Car parking is available free of charge at the War and Peace Show. Disabled parking is also available – just show your blue badge.

The War and Peace Show offers on-site camping to enjoy the full War and Peace Show experience. You can book that here >

If camping or caravanning isn’t you, there are hotels and B&B’s located nearby. Just search for hotels or B&B’s in or near Paddock Wood online.

Venue information

Yes, there are accessible facilities i.e. toilets and main routes around the site.

However, due to reasons out of our control, not all areas of the show are wheelchair accessible, this is mainly down to the event being based outdoors on grass fields subject to the British weather. We have made all efforts within reason to enable accessibility to all visitors including those in wheelchairs or with limited mobility.

There are food courts located in the Trade Stalls, next to the Victory Marquee, inside the Victory Marquee, at the Spitfire Marquee and at the entrance to the Living History field. These food courts offer a wide range of foods including food for specialised diets, allergies and vegan/vegetarian items.

No. The War and Peace Show is based outdoors therefore there will be no WiFi. If you require an internet connection, we recommend using a mobile phone’s cellular connection or purchasing a dongle from a mobile provider.

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