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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
18 Jul - 30 Aug 10am - 4pm Follow the free trail of the shipwrecked pirates, hear tales of invasion from local storyteller Michele O'Brien (Tues), make your own eye patch, build pirate shelters (£2) and much more including a special pirate apple day. Take a photo of you dressed as a pirate on Brownsea to enter our competition to win a prize donated by Lottie Dolls or cutlass made by our volunteers. Contact us for event dates or to book shelter building (No need to book for other activities) Brownsea Island Property Office 01202 707744, email@example.com