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.
There is a well stocked gift shop with animal homes, bird seed, bird feeders and an extensive range of maps and books on nature and local history. The cafe serves a selection of drinks, sandwiches and hot snacks.
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.