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“toddler/child extravaganza”
Review of Tyland Barn

Tyland Barn
Kentisbury, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“toddler/child extravaganza”
Reviewed 2 April 2014

Having visited today I have to say I was blown away by how much there was to see and do in a small space. Exceptionally helpful and friendly staff made us feel so welcome to explore at will and at our own pace. My 1 year old daughter enjoyed looking under logs and feeling all the different textures of all the varied landscapes. Also enjoyed to visitor centre as there was so much to entertain a little one from wildlife hand puppets, colouring sheets and mini beast specimens.

Visited April 2014
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1 Thank Helen b
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English first
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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194 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“An interesting day”
Reviewed 11 July 2013 via mobile

Tyland barn is not an attraction like a theme park. It is a nature centre with a focus on protecting the wildlife of Kent. It is set up for school groups to learn about habitats and the local wildlife. The staff are knowledgable and enthusiastic. I was there with a large group of secondary school students. There were several couples visiting and enjoying a quite afternoon with nature. This is an ideal place to take children in the summer holiday for an enjoyable and educational day. There is a small shop and cafe but I would suggest taking a picnic.

Visited July 2013
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2 Thank GrahamSample
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Fray Bentos, Rio Negro, Uruguay
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66 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Interesting but limited.”
Reviewed 24 November 2012

For school trips it's a great learning experience, although I feel there is a limited amount of activities, especially if the weather is poor. Staff were helpful, although not quite as patient as I would have liked considering it is a child based experience. Nice shop but poor toilet facilities.

Visited October 2012
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2 Thank Helen B
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Peaceful.”
Reviewed 27 July 2012

Live close to here and it is a great stop for a bite to eat and a little wander. It isn't big but it is nice and food is reasonably priced with decent coffee.

Visited May 2012
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2 Thank themeadesclan
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Chatham, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Free wildlife attraction”
Reviewed 25 June 2012

Tyland Barn is great for kids, as shown by the number of school trips that are done there. It is free to go there, as is run by the Kent Wildlife Trust. Consists of a large barn with exhibition area and small cafe, and then a nature area outside. Here there is a pond, where they do pond dipping, along with various other nature displays focussed around minibeasts / birds etc. Good for kids.

Visited May 2012
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5 Thank jdtootell
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