The New Forest Reptile Centre is now open for 2015 and will remain open every day until the last friday of September, with the Date with Nature display open until 6th September 2015.
Discover more about British reptiles and amphibians and how they are being conserved in the New Forest.
Specially created display enclosures allow you to study these animals in close-up.
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 open again!)which affords an opportunity to see birds of prey intimately 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.
This year...we have goshawk with 3 chicks on the LIVE nestcams! Bring the kids for a Wild Wednesday and enjoy family activities and extra trails.
This event is run every wednesday during the Hampshire school holidays. For more information on this and our other events please click here
The trail mainly follows a fairly smooth gravelled surface, although the final section is a grassy path that can become muddy during wet weather. During your visit try the self guided Discovery Trail. (You can download a pdf by clicking here. )
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.