The Reptile Centre is now closed to traffic until Spring 2015
The animals will be in hibernation
The site may still be accessed by foot, bicycle or horse from the inclosure gate near to the Portuguese Fireplace. The nearest parking is Millyford Bridge car park
Try the self guided Discovery Trail - download the pdf from the link at the bottom right of this page
Accessing it from the Portuguese Fireplace will mean doing it in a different order to the leaflet, but follow the map from the pond.
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' (Now closed until spring 2015)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. Please visit us in 2015.
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.