Tyland Barn Visitor Centre and Nature Park
Know before you go
Parking informationParking available on site
Bicycle parkingBicycle parking available on site
Disabled access to the barn and nature park (with its short nature trail) is very good.
Wheelchair accessible. All surface path around wildlife garden. Pond with an accessible platform.
When to visit
Opening times28th - 31st October:
Visitor Centre and Cafe are open Weds - Sun 10am - 4pm
Nature Park open Wed - Sun 10am - 4pm (excluding bank holidays)
1st November - 22nd December:
Visitor Center and Cafe are open Wed - Sun, 11am - 4pm
Nature Park open Wed - Sun 11am - 4pm
23rd December - 14th February:
Visitor Centre CLOSED
Nature Park Weekdays 11am - 4pm
2020 opening times coming soon
Best time to visitMarch to December
About the reserve
We have some fantastic events at Tyland Barn this year. From workshops and discovery days, to family fun.
The Nature Park at Tyland Barn is a fantastic and easy way to experience the wonders of our Kentish countryside. The park was created to be a little Kent and now has woodlands, colourful wildflower meadows and a large pond full of life. Wander along the wheelchair and buggy accessible paths and you might spot spectacular orchids, stag beetles in the log piles or dragonfly flitting over the reeds.
The Tyland Barn cafe offers a range of sandwiches, pizzas, baked potatoes and delicious homemade soup. In addition we serve fresh coffee accompanied with some fantastic locally made vegan cakes. The Café seating area provides a relaxing and tranquil place for your refreshments surrounded by a beautiful, pollinator-friendly garden. The planting in this area of Tyland Barn has recently been redesigned and will become a contemporary, colourful and inspirational example of how we can all help wildlife in our gardens.
As the seasons change, there is always something new to discover in the park. There are lifting logs and warm compost heaps to look through for bugs even in the darkest of months and come the summer, the bug hotels buzz with solitary bees. The Nature Park at Tyland Barn is a lovely place to visit with the family or to learn more about the huge variety of Kent’s wildlife.
Discover more about the Tyland Barn Nature Park and Gardens on a free tour with our Wildlife Habitats Officer.
Upcoming events at Tyland Barn
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