The New Forest Reptile Centre is now closed to vehicles but will open again for the school Spring Holidays in 2016.
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.
Find out what you can see in the pods by downloading a copy of the New Forest Reptile Centre fact sheet.
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 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 2016.
Access may still be gained on foot, horse or cycle.
The cameras are now switched off...see you next year!...
The trail can be accessed in autumn/winter from the inclosure gate near to the Portuguese Fireplace, near Millyford Bridge car park (contact us for more information). During your visit try the self guided Discovery Trail. (You can download a pdf by clicking here but please note that by starting and ending the trail by the pond, you will have to adjust your orientation when using the guide and its map. Use the pond as a landmark).
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.
What do other visitors say?
5 StarsElla, 7/Jul/2015
Fantastic visit, saw all the resident animals and loads of information from RSPB volunteers Fred and Tom. Why not pop in a donations box? I'd have been happy to pay more than 2 for the car park.
Forestry Commission Response
Thank you for this very welcome comment which gives us encouragement that we are going about things in the right way. Date with Nature is there to enthuse all visitors about the wonders of nature, especially in the New Forest. If anyone wished to make a donation, they will be received with thanks from the staff at the information centre, or why not show your commitment to wildlife by joining the RSPB while there.
5 StarsVicWarren, 27/Apr/2015
April 2015 - A hot Spring day, no shortage of reps sunning themselves, plus amphibs (incl Natterjacks) - a terrific show! And helpful, enthusiastic staff. Thanks everyone. (From a Gwent ARG member)
4 StarsCarl, 13/Aug/2014
We visited for the first time. The staff were very good and informative. The kids 6 and 3 really enjoyed themselves. We even got to see the black adder with very lovely markings. We would definitely go again in the future.