- Ages 4+
- Zoos and Wildlife Parks
If you prefer your animals to be of the slithery and scaly kind then get down to the New Forest Reptile Centre.
There’s nothing fuzzy or fluffy here! See all of Britain’s reptiles in one place, such as adders, grass snakes, smooth snakes, lizards, frogs and toads. All of the reptiles are kept in enclosures that mimic their natural environment, which means the best chance of seeing them is on a warm sunny day!
The smooth snake and sand lizard are two of Britain’s rarest species and close to extinction. Learn all about the conservation work that happens at the centre and across the UK. There’s also a grassy area for picnics and a 1-½ mile walk called the reptile trail through beautiful woodland.
A small but very worthy attraction!
- Conservation centre
- Cycle path that connects the reptile centre to Emery Down-Bolderwood Road
- Situated in New Forest National Park
Image "Sand Lizard" copyright Zabdiel via Flickr.
Easter - September
Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 16:30
Holidays Hill, Bournemouth Road, Lyndhurst, Hampshire, SO43 7NH, England
0300 067 4601
WebsiteClick here to visit New Forest Reptile Centre's website.
Yes, there is parking onsite.
Yes, there are toilets.
No, there are no baby changing facilities.
New Forest Reptile Centre has not told us if you can bring a picnic.
Yes, there is an onsite restaurant and snacks are available.
New Forest Reptile Centre has not told us if they are fully wheelchair friendly.
New Forest Reptile Centre has not told us if they are fully pushchair friendly.
New Forest Reptile Centre has not told us if they are dog friendly.
Anything else I should know?
There is an onsite shop