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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.

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.


Species and habitats

Meadow, Wetland, Woodland
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

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Reserve information

ME14 3BD
Map reference
TQ 754593
Best time to visit
Apr - Aug
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Opening Times
Visitor Centre is Open from 17th February – 24th March, Wednesday – Sunday from 11.00am to 4.00pm. From Good Friday open 7 days a week 10-5pm.
Gift shop
Visitor centre
Picnic facilities
Disabled toilet
Baby changing
0.00 hectares

Wheelchair accessible. All surface path around wildlife garden. Pond with accessible platform.
Walking information
Disabled access to the barn and nature park (with it's short nature trail) is very good.
Parking on site.
Guide dogs only
Grazing animals
Reserve manager
Kent Wildlife Trust
Tel: 01622 662012