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Famous for our red squirrels, wildlife and Scouting
Brownsea Island is dramatically located in Poole Harbour, with spectacular views across to the Purbeck Hills.
Thriving natural habitats - including woodland, heathland and a lagoon - create a unique haven for wildlife, such as the rare red squirrel and a wide variety of birds, including dunlin, kingfishers, common and sandwich terns and oystercatchers.
The Outdoor Centre invites you to follow in the footsteps of Lord Baden-Powell and the very first Scouts who camped here in 1907. Groups of Scouts and Guides can camp here during the summer.
The perfect day's adventure - this island wildlife sanctuary is easy to get to but feels like another world from the moment you step ashore.
A pirate adventure
25 Jul - 31 Aug 10am - 4pm Follow the free trail of the shipwrecked pirates, hear pirate tales from local storyteller Michele O'Brien (Tues), arts & crafts every Sat, Sun, Mon & Wed & Friday 31 July, 28 Aug, minibeast safaris (Thurs) build pirate shelters (£2). Come dressed as a pirate to enter our competition with prizes kindly donated by Lottie Dolls. Contact us for event dates or to book shelter building (No need to book for other activities) Property Office 01202 707744, email@example.com