Reptile House

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Reptiles galore at Barleylands – with the largest display collection in the South East

Discover a world of lizards, snakes and more, down on the farm

We’re proud that Barleylands is home to Snakes Alive Reptile House, to make your family day out even more special.  The Snake’s Alive team of reptile specialists are full of facts and information about amphibians, lizards, snakes and scorpions, to help you understand more about these amazing animals.

Reptiles live all over the world, in dry,barren deserts, and lush, fertile rainforests – and everywhere in between.  Entering the Reptile House, you are invited to journey to their homes to catch a glimpse of how they live and what they need to survive.  With over 55 enclosures, there’s something for everyone.

With Burmese pythons and Boa Constrictors as well as a host of other snake species to admire, you can view from afar or even handle a snake – under expert supervision of course.

Spiders and scorpions are a must-see, although they may have you shivering in your shoes; it’s the ideal opportunity to look at these fascinating creatures with an expert on hand to help you find out more.

There are frogs of all shapes, colours and sizes and tortoises too, as well as other amphibians to fill you with delight and wonder at the huge variety of fantastic beasts we have living on Planet Earth.

Snakes Alive runs two interactive reptile sessions every day and the Reptile House is open and included in your Barleylands entrance fee.

Parties and Encounters

If you’re keen to have an even more personal encounter with the Snakes Alive reptiles, then Barleylands offers a Snakes Alive Party for children, with the chance to meet 10 different reptiles, as well as party food, and a chance to play, which you can find out more about here.  (Snakes Alive also has their own exciting selection of interactive keeper experiences and off-site parties. Please visit the Snakes Alive website for more information or email