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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 Baden-Powell 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.
So whether you love wildlife or just want to escape from the stresses of modern life with your family, Brownsea is the perfect place to explore and enjoy throughout the year.
Sun 1, 8, 15 December boat leaves Sandbanks at 10.30am and returns at 2.15pm
Escape the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season and enjoy some peace and quiet amidst the busy preparations for Christmas. This is your opportunity to visit the island when it's normally closed and experience the breathtaking tranquillity of our winter wildlife. There's the option to bring a winter picnic along and stay until the 2.15pm boat. After your walk you can enjoy some light refreshments of mulled wine and mince pies, with time to visit our unique shop to purchase some last minute gifts. £12 includes light refreshments, boat ride and winter walk.
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