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Date with Nature

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.

Drop in for Wild Wednesdays during school holidays from 10.30am – 3.30pm, with reptile and bird quizzes, trails and activities.

A Date with Nature in the New Forest opens 10.30am to 4pm on the dates below. Entry to the Reptile Centre is free although donations for parking are welcome. The project is a partnership between us, RSPB, Forestry England and Carnyx Wild.

Opens during weekends from:
4th April until 2nd September 2020

Opens during school holidays from:
6th April to 17th April 2020
25th May to 29th May 2020
23rd July to 2nd September 2020

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