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Notice: Please note Brownsea Island is only open to pre-booked groups between January - Fri 6 Feb. We open for our winter weekends from Sat 7 Feb - Sun 15 Mar 2015.
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.
Sat 7 Feb - Sun 15 Mar, 10am - 4pm
Boats depart hourly from Poole and Sandbanks, make the most of this tranquil time of year to visit and enjoy our island wildlife. For the kids, why not check out our natural play area during your half term break. For more information: telephone 01202 707744 or email Brownsea Island property office, email@example.com
Winter birds of Brownsea Island
Saturday 7 Feb, and 21 Mar, at 11am
Discover the winter birds of Britain's favourite nature reserve with Dorset Wildlife Trust. This event is part of 'The Great Heath Living Landscape Project'. For more information contact: Dorset Wildlife Trust, booking essential email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01202 692033. Normal admission charges apply, please meet us at the public hide, by the cormorant sculpture on Brownsea Island.
There's something for everyone to enjoy. Get adventurous with nature, the Big den build, Cadbury Easter Egg Trail and say thank you on Mother's Day. Along with war walks and morning birdsong walks, family camps and much much more to look forward to during 2015.