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

Opening hours

The Reptile Centre is closed for the season and re-opens in beginning of April 2020.

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

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 dusk.

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
Picnic area

Contact details

Landline Number
0300 067 4601
Out Of Hours Number
0300 067 4600

Many of the native snakes, lizards, frogs and toads here are hibernating, so the Centre is closed for the season

Housing a unique collection of all the native lizards, snakes, frogs and toads, including the adder, the only venomous species of snake living in Britain.

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.

The ‘A Date with Nature’ project, a joint venture between the RSPB, Forestry England, New Forest National Park Authority and Carnyx Wild gives visitors the opportunity to watch live footage from the ‘Feeder Cam’ that captures the goings on around the bird feeders near the Centre and footage from the 'Raptor Cam'.

Explore the New Forest Reptile Centre on two wheels by following the New Forest’s great network of cycle trails.

Please note the centre is not open all year round. For more details refer to the visitor information.

At a glance

  • 1 Walking trail
  • Cycling trails
  • Picnic area
  • Live wildlife cameras
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