We are at the New Forest Reptile Centre on Wednesdays during the school holidays to showcase the amazing reptiles and amphibians and the habitats they live in.

There will be a number of games and activities available to suit different ages, each one designed to educate whilst having fun and enjoying the surroundings. These events are free and there is no need to book.

For the dates and times see below:


Wednesday 8th April. From 10:30am until 3:30pm.


Wednesday 14th April. From 10:30am until 3:30pm.


Wednesday 27th May. From 10:30am until 3:30pm.


Wednesday 28th July. From 10:30am until 3:30pm.


Wednesday 05th August. From 10:30am until 3:30pm.


Wednesday 12th August. From 10:30am until 3:30pm.


Wednesday 19th August. From 10:30am until 3:30pm.


Wednesday 26th August. From 10:30am until 3:30pm.


Wednesday 02nd September. From 10:30am until 3:30pm.


Please note, in the event of staff illness we may not be at the centre. However, the centre will remain open to the public for our enjoyment.

If you are interested in booking a bespoke event (weekday or weekend) at the reptile centre for a group of 12 or more please email [email protected] using the subject line 'New Forest Reptile Centre Activity Day' and indicate the date you would like to book. We will then check our availability and get back to you.

Snakes in the Heather Wild Wednesdays have been made possible by a National Lottery Heritage Fund grant. To find out about other great ways to learn about native reptiles visit the Snakes in the Heather webpage.