The Reptile Centre is now closed for the winter - although access to the trail and picnic area on foot is possible. Re-opening Easter 2014.
Discover more about British reptiles and amphibians and how they are being conserved in the New Forest.
Specially created display enclosures allow you to safely study these animals.
We have the only collection of all the native lizards, snakes, frogs and toads, including Britain's only venomous snake - the adder - and rarest lizard - the sand lizard.
In addition to reptiles and amphibians, the New Forest Reptile Centre is home to 'A Date With Nature in the New Forest' which affords an opportunity to see birds of prey close up on nest cams. This project is a collaboration between the RSPB, along with the New Forest National Park Authority, the Forestry Commission and Carnyx Wild.
There is also a self guided trail through the forest and woodland picnic area.
Parking and entry is FREE, however, a donation is welcome by use of the car park ticket machine.
The trail mainly follows a fairly smooth gravelled surface, although the final section is a grassy path that can become muddy during wet weather.
Reptile Centre Podcast
Take your very own 'ranger' out in the New Forest by downloading the New Forest Reptile Centre Podcast for your MP3 player by clicking here.