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New Forest Reptile Centre

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Open Now: 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Open today: 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Interesting place for adults and children and it is free

This place isn't very large and entrance is free although contributions are welcome. You have the... read more

Reviewed 15 August 2018
Jo K
Pleasant visit

Ok. Reality check folks, this is not San Diego or London zoo. It’s free. As such it was quite... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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Holidays Hill, off A35, Lyndhurst, New Forest SO43 7GR, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ok. Reality check folks, this is not San Diego or London zoo. It’s free. As such it was quite pleasant. On staring into one of the reptile pits for several minutes we saw a couple of baby adders, toads and well that was it, but...More

Thank Colinmeager
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a load of rubbish. Nothing to see at all, few pits full of bushes, supposed to be reptiles in them, saw absolutely zero apart from a few upset children disappointed in the thrill of seeing nothing. Even though it’s free I’d still ask for...More

1  Thank BoardingPass610521
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went to visit the Reptile Centre in the middle of the New Forest. We saw quite a few lizards, frogs and toads but the adders were most impressive. I’ve seen them before on Hatfield Moors but I don’t remember them being so big. The...More

Thank Karl A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stay at home and watch your recently painted wall dry....trust me that would be a much better experience

Thank Josh_Jana_10
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not very good at all, good job it free. Not much there and if did see anything, would see in your garden really. Need a dry day to go as outside.

Thank chough75
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Staff were very friendly and obviously enjoy what they do. We were lucky enough to see the ladders and some toads. It was good it was free as I wouldn't have payed to go there. The toilets weren't very clean.

1  Thank CarolineW2715
Reviewed 17 August 2018

Great little place and free, lots of helpful forestry commission peeps there to guide and interest the kids. Dog friendly with ample parking, toilets and a nice woodland trail to follow with stuff for the kids to look for, plus an ice cream van selling...More

Thank Martin D
Reviewed 15 August 2018

This place isn't very large and entrance is free although contributions are welcome. You have the possibility to see natterjack toads, common frogs, adders, smooth snakes, grass snakes and sand lizards. We visited during the heat wave so all the reptiles we had hoped to...More

Thank Jo K
Reviewed 12 August 2018

This is a very good place to go and learn about the wildlife in the new forest, Youngsters enjoy seeing the snakes and lizard as they may not get to see them otherwise. very nice walks from there also. well worth a visit .

1  Thank Mary C
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

When you read 'reptile centre'forgive me if I am wrong but you picture something very different to a handful of 'pods.' Which is what it should be called... 'Reptile Pod View.' Or at least something that doesn't excite you. We visited this as part of...More

Thank MrsS2703
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Lesley A
16 July 2018|
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Response from Catherine A | Reviewed this property |
No cafe on site. Nearest pub for food is The Oak at Bank, turn left onto the A35 and 1st right to Bank, pub is not far and very good. Otherwise Lyndhurst has many cafes and pubs.
Bev H
25 June 2018|
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Response from Catherine A | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it’s not too far from the car park and the paths are level. Only problem could be if you are tall enough to see over the walls into the pits where the reptiles are.