Kent Wildlife Trust Tyland Barn Visitor Centre

Type:Nature Reserve

Chatham Road, Sandling, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 3BD

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A beautifully restored 17thC barn, now a visitor centre, featuring wildlife displays, large wildlife garden, information on wildlife events, a classroom for groups and schools, together with a small cafe and a shop selling wildlife books, homes and gifts. A variety of Kentish habitats surround the barn and the park is rich in wildlife.

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    Recent Reviews:

    • Scott C
      Trip Type:
      Very educational
      5 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 3rd October 2019
      This barn is a great place to go to learn about the natural environment and is a great day out for kids or families. The diverse environment makes for a great variety of wildlife which can be... Read full review
    • Prout26
      Chatham, United Kingdom
      Lovely restaurant in a beautiful building.
      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 24th December 2023
      Went for lunch in the 17th century barn. The food was excellent and the staff very friendly. The barn was warm with comfy seats and tables. Toilets immaculate. The restaurant has recently re-opened... Read full review
    • Joany G
      Maidstone, United Kingdom
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      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 11th February 2024
      What a fabulous find, perfect cafe in stunning surroundings. We stopped for breakfast and coffee, we weren't disappointed. Food was hot and served promptly. Menu isn't extensive but I imagine over... Read full review

    Map & Directions

    Road Directions

    Located at Sandling, north of Maidstone on the A229 at Blue Bell Hill. Access from the M2 jct 3 and the M20 jct 6.

    Public Transport Directions

    For current public transport information contact traveline 0871 200 22 33

    Opening Times

    2024 opening (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)

    * Opening times: Tuesday - Friday 10:00 - 17:00
    Saturday - Sunday & Bank Holidays 11:00 - 16:00

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