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New Forest Reptile Centre

Come and experience ‘A Date With Nature’ at the New Forest Reptile Centre.

Did you know that amongst trees and heathland here in the New Forest there are some very special residents? The New Forest is home to many reptiles and amphibians and if you want to see them up-close you should visit the Reptile Centre, near Lyndhurst.

As you look around the habitats, or ‘pods’ as we call them, see if you can spot the elusive smooth snake, adder or the bright colours of the male sand lizard.

There is also a self-guided discovery trail, which starts at the Reptile Centre. This route is easy to walk and takes you in a loop back to the centre.

Please note, the centre is not open all year round – check the latest visitor information on Forestry England’s website.

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