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 timesFrom Monday 24th December to Tuesday 13th February the Visitor Centre will be closed. The Nature Park remains open to the public Monday to Friday. The Visitor Centre re-opens on Wednesday 14th February.
Best time to visitMarch to December
About the reserve
We have some fantastic Christmas events at Tyland Barn this year. From natural Christmas decoration workshops and wreath making, to a visit from Santa himself. Click on the link below for more details.
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 is open 7 days a week. We offer 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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