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Visitor information
Opening hours
How to find us
Parking & prices
Facilities & access
Contact details

Opening hours

From 24 July until 1 September
DaysOpening Hours
Wednesday10.30am - 3.30pm
Saturday10.30am - 3.30pm
Sunday10.30am - 3.30pm

On open days the car park gates will be closed at 3.30pm.

How to find us

How to find us
Lyndhurst Road, Lyndhurst
Sat Nav Postcode: SO43 7QR
By Car

By car the New Forest Reptile Centre is 2 miles south west of Lyndhurst, just off the A35.

OS Grid Ref
SU 271 071

50.863023544866, -1.6166872745293

Parking and prices

The car park is currently closed.

There isn’t a charge to park at this site, we welcome a donation of £3 per visit.

Please park only in designated car parks, not on a verge or in gateways.

Please lock your car, taking any valuables with you and leave by 3.30pm.

Coaches/Minibuses charges

Please park in designated coach parking area, on left before the main car park.  Donations welcome.

Facilities and access

For more information on planning your visit, take a look at our accessibility information:

Accessible toilet
Assistant dogs welcome
Dogs allowed
Easy access trail

Contact details

The New Forest Reptile Centre

At The New Forest Reptile Centre, near Lyndhurst, we help protect rare snakes and lizards and encourage the re-introduction of these animals across the country. There are special outdoor ‘pods’ at the Centre which provide a natural home to the sand lizard, smooth snake and adder. These reptiles can be difficult to see in the wild as they are rare and very secretive, so the Reptile Centre is a great place to see them close-up.

We understand that our visitors are keen to get back to their favourite places, but our top priority is to keep everyone safe. Some things are a little different this summer, we are only able to open the site on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, from 10.30am – 3.30pm.

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