Brownsea Island

Brownsea Island

Things to see and do

Brownsea Island

What's on 

Upcoming events

Sunday SconeFest

Sun 03 Jul 2016
Freshly baked delights await you in our cafe garden. Come along to the Villano Cafe where there will be live music and a variety of sweet and savoury scones, preserves and teas.

Evening nature walk and picnic

Fri 08 Jul 2016
Enjoy a summer evening on the island with a picnic. A member of our Ranger team will take you on a walk to discover more about our nocturnal wildlife. Bring your own picnic. Booking essential.

Summer on Brownsea

Sat 23 Jul 2016
Get back to nature with this free trail of stick related activities including storytelling and arts and crafts.

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 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.

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.