Outdoor Centre

A special place...

Watch the sunset from the beach just below the campsite © John Millar

Watch the sunset from the beach just below the campsite

We have a unique centre here on Brownsea that includes a campsite, lodge and activities. Stay on this very island Baden-Powell began his legacy.

Enjoy amazing views of the Purbeck Hills, with a 'back in time' feeling, but with all today's facilities.

Maybe you'll sense Baden-Powell himself.

Email us or call 01202 492161 to book.

 

A special place...

The elusive Sika Deer on Brownsea Island © John Millar

The elusive Sika Deer on Brownsea Island

We have a unique centre here on Brownsea that includes a campsite, lodge and activities. Stay on this very island Baden-Powell began his legacy.

Enjoy amazing views of the Purbeck Hills, with a 'back in time' feeling, but with all today's facilities.

Maybe you'll sense Baden-Powell himself.

Email us or call 01202 492161 to book.

A special place...

Exploring Brownsea's Heathland © John Millar

Exploring Brownsea's Heathland

We have a unique centre here on Brownsea that includes a campsite, lodge and activities. Stay on this very island Baden-Powell began his legacy.

Enjoy amazing views of the Purbeck Hills, with a 'back in time' feeling, but with all today's facilities.

Maybe you'll sense Baden-Powell himself.

Email us or call 01202 492161 to book.

Campsite

Camping on Brownsea Island

Open exclusively to Scout, Guide, school and other youth groups.

This 50 acre site is located on the very spot where Lord Baden-Powell held his first experimental camp.

 

 

South Shore Lodge

South Shore Lodge, Brownsea Island

Open exclusively to Scout, Guide, school and other youth groups.

This hostel set in a Victorian building can hold up to 24 people in its five bedrooms.

South shore lodge is available to stay in over the winter

 

Family camp

Twice a year, in June and September, we offer the unique opportunity for families to spend the night on Brownsea Island.

 

Things to do while you're staying with us

  • Take a shot on Brownsea Island © John Millar

    Archery

    Test your skill with a bow and arrow on our archery range.

  • Visitors trying out low ropes at the Baden-Powell Outdoor Centre on Brownse © John Millar

    Low ropes

    Take the challenge and see if you have the agility and balance to complete our low ropes course.

  • Get wild about wildlife on Brownsea Island © Ian Shaw

    Learning sessions

    If you are staying with us you can choose from our wide range of learning sessions.

  • Enjoy a canoe adventure down the tranquil Salcombe estuary © Jennie Woodcock

    Watersports

    Harbour Challenge offer an exciting programme of water activities for groups staying on the island.

Don't miss

  • Our self led orienteering course, just buy a map from the trading post
  • Hire a games bag and play tennis, rounders or football
  • See glow worms on the beach and nightjars on the heath in the evening
  • Follow the Baden-Powell trail
  • Join us in a conservation activity
  • Have a go at our problem solving game

While you're here...

Why not visit our heritage centre and Trading Post? This is the perfect place to pick up a memory of your stay.

A special spot

The Scout Stone on Brownsea Island

Many scouts, guides and others before you have taken in the atmosphere of the scout stone and the new flagpole on the original site. Some to celebrate, others as a pilgrimage, but always special.

 

Supporting us

We are proud to have our very own service team and youth service team. Their work helps us to continue to run our Outdoor Centre.

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