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Tyland Barn

Tyland Barn is the headquarters of the Kent Wildlife Trust. The restored 17th century barn, houses a large exhibition on wildlife and conservation. At various times of year the barn is home to bees, tadpoles and nesting birds.

The Café at Tyland Barn serves a selection of food and drink. Fresh coffee and locally sourced juice is available alongside a wide variety of lunches; from sandwiches to paninis, locally sourced salads and freshly made soups. Homemade cakes are often available as are a variety of snacks and drinks.

 

There is a well-stocked gift shop selling a variety of products, from locally produced honey and jams, animal houses, bird seed and feeders, maps, local walk books and a selection of local history titles. There is also a small art gallery, with works of art for sale. Please click on the link above for details.


The nature park is designed to represent, in miniature, the diverse range of habitats to be found in Kent. These include a large pond, meadow, chalk bank, hedge, scrub and even a shingle beach, where you can find all manner of native plant species.

There are numerous mini-beast homes, a bird watching hide, composting displays and a large 'green' picnic shelter.

 

Species and habitats

Habitats
Ponds
Species
Adder, Bee Orchid, Wasp Spider, Common Frog

Nearby nature reserves

Westfield Wood
1 miles - Kent Wildlife Trust
Blue Bell Hill
2 miles - Kent Wildlife Trust
The Larches
2 miles - Kent Wildlife Trust

Nature reserve map

Reserve information

Location
Sandling
Maidstone
Kent
ME14 3BD
Map reference
TQ 754593
Great for...
a family day out
Insect spotting
Best time to visit
Mar - Dec
Get directions
Find out here
Public transport
Plan your journey
Opening Times
The Visitor centre is open daily 10.00am-5.00pm
Facilities
Cafe
Gift shop
Visitor centre
Picnic facilities
Toilets
Disabled toilet
Baby changing
Size
0.00 hectares
Access
Yes

Wheelchair accessible. All surface path around wildlife garden. Pond with accessible platform.
Walking information
Disabled access to the barn and nature park (with its short nature trail) is very good.
Parking
Parking on site.
Dogs
Guide dogs only
Grazing animals
No
Reserve manager
Kent Wildlife Trust
Tel: 01622 662012
info@kentwildlife.org.uk