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Hadlow Campus

Our main campus is set in beautiful surroundings - a large managed estate including over 265 acres of prime arable land, woodland, cross-country course, sports facilities, natural river habitats, three commercial farms, established show gardens and horticultural glasshouses, lakes and other natural habitats.

Lying in the heart of the picturesque Kent countryside and yet within easy reach of central London and the coast, there really is no better place to study. Surrounded by farms and fields and on the edge of a pretty Kentish village, you won’t find a more charming place to spend your time.

Phone: 0808 555 1434
Email: enquiries@hadlow.ac.uk

Our Facilities Include:

Faulkner's Farm

Our fully functioning commercial farm is home to the College flock of 500 ewes, lambing sheds and 150 acres of rotational grazing. Students are involved with lambing, shearing and care of the flock.

Home to our award-winning herd of 120 dairy cows and 150 acres of grass and forage crops, this commercial business is available for students to use and experience all aspects of dairy farming first hand.

Our superb equine centre offers stabling for 64 horses along with two international size indoor arenas, outdoor arenas, paddocks and a cross-country course. We regularly host competitions and lecture demonstrations from famous riders and trainers such as Mary and Emily King, Mark Todd and Monty Roberts.

Hadlow College’s Animal Management Unit is one of the country’s leading educational animal collections. The collection houses over 500 animals from over 125 different species, which all the students study to develop their skills and expertise. With state-of-the-art aquatics, herpetology and nocturnal sections, students have the opportunity to experience a diverse range of working environments, while the opportunity to work with exotic carnivores such as Asiatic shortclawed otters, canids and mongoose species provide our students with first-class experience in a zoo environment. Many of the species we house are endangered and are part of national and international collaborative programmes with other UK zoos. The collection also has a substantial range of domestic species including pigs, goats, alpacas and poultry.

Home to our Horticultural facilities and Work Based Learning Department, this site comprises a 1.3 hectare glasshouse complex, fruit production unit, medicinal gardens and field production facilities. 2018 will see the build of our brand new glasshouse, be one of the first to work in this fully automated structure growing a range of hydroponic crops, or work in the brand new propagation facility, develop vertical growing systems for salads using LED lighting systems.

Comprising 10 acres of beautiful individually-designed themed gardens built by Hadlow staff and students, as well as a tearoom and commercial garden centre, Broadview offers a great place to escape when you fancy a break from studying.

Our fully-stocked hatchery enables students to learn about the different methods of fish production. Incorporating a newly refurbished aquarium room, there is also a carp breeding programme spread over two rooms, along with incubators for hatching eggs. The hatchery also breeds a range of commercially important species from around the world including catfish and tilapia.

Comprising new fishing facilities and a restored fishing lake, as well as residential accommodation, the Grove Farm complex is one of the latest additions to the College. Operating as a commercial fishery, it also helps to provide students with practical aquatic management experience.

Inspiring creativity with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the landscaped gardens, this modern building incorporates a gallery, lecture theatre equipped with drawing boards and a CAD suite.

Comprising 116 acres of grassland used for hay, as well as further grazing for the sheep flock and heifer calves, PCF uses free-range chicken systems to provide eggs for the College restaurant, farm shop and other local outlets. PCF also houses our 30 breeding sows and their young, which are taken through to finishing.

Hadlow College has a very well-equipped workshop where the engineering students have a vast array of specialist tools to hand to carry out all sorts of engineering projects.

The workshop, which has recently been extended, has 540 square metres of floor space to accommodate many kinds of projects, from vintage and classic tractor restorations to modern tractors and implements that need fault diagnosis with the aid of a laptop.

With welding and fabrication catered for in the welding shop, and jobs and projects taken on from local farms and smallholdings, the workshop and all its facilities are run as closely to a commercial workshop as possible, giving students an insight into the engineering life and as much experience as possible before they leave.

Our Next Open Event

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Hadlow Campus Open Day - January 2019

Come to our Open Day to meet our tutors, find ...
19 Jan 2019

How to Find Us

Hadlow College

Tonbridge Road , Hadlow , United Kingdom , TN11 0AL

Public Transport

The bus stop outside the College is served regularly by buses travelling between Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells via Tonbridge railway station. Students are eligible for a discount on Arriva buses between Tonbridge and Hadlow, for more information, speak to our Student Support Services team.

The College provides a free minibus service for residential students living at our Grove Farm site.

We will soon be offering a transport service from Tunbridge Wells to Hadlow College via West Kent College. Register your interest here to be the first to hear when applications open!

For more information, and to plan your journey, visit traveline.info.

Road

Hadlow College is located on the A26 Tonbridge Road. We’re 15 minutes drive from A21/A26 junction at Tonbridge, 6 minutes drive from the A228 junction at Seven Mile Lane, and just 16 minutes way from the M20 junction 4.

For up-to-date directions and traffic information, visit Google Maps to plan your journey. Our post-code for sat-navs is TN11 0AL.