Brownsea Island

Brownsea Island

Things to see and do

Girl playing on beach on Brownsea Island, Dorset

Summer adventures on Brownsea Island 

From building dens to climbing trees, from making your own stick person to getting creative with clay - there is plenty to help your family have an island adventure on Brownsea this summer.

Brownsea Island

What's on 

Upcoming events

Get sticky on Brownsea Island

Mon 25 Jul 2016
Pick up a Stick Kit activity bag from the visitor centre to discover lots of things you can make and do with a stick. Storytelling will be on offer every Tuesday.

Storytelling Tuesdays

Tue 26 Jul 2016
Stick stories to stir the imagination.

Brownsea Open Air Theatre

Wed 27 Jul 2016
The Two Gentlemen of Verona is this year's production and your ticket includes access to the island from Poole so please bring a picnic and enjoy the beautiful surroundings before watching this fantastic production.

Sunday SconeFest

Sun 04 Sep 2016
Freshly baked delights await you in our cafe garden.

Red squirrel walks

Mon 26 Sep 2016
Join our guided walks and see how many rare red squirrel you can spot. At this time of year they come down from the canopy of trees to store food and can be seen playing in the low branches.
Brownsea Island


Brownsea Island


Brownsea Island

Eating and shopping

View across Poole Harbour from the Villano

Eating and shopping on Brownsea Island 

Enjoy a home made cake from our Café or visit the gift shop to browse our range of summery gifts.

Brownsea Island


Brownsea Island

Places to stay

Holiday cottages on the quay

Holiday cottages by the sea. 

Brownsea Island offers two holiday cottages that feel a world away from the crowds.

Camping on Brownsea Island, Dorset

Family camping in August 

An exciting opportunity to bring your family to camp on Brownsea Island.

Brownsea Island

Get involved

Brownsea countryside volunteer

Volunteering on Brownsea 

Are you interested in volunteering? We have a large number of volunteer teams here on Brownsea Island. There are lots of ways that you could get involved.