Brownsea Island

Brownsea Island

Things to see and do

Brownsea Island

What's on 

Upcoming events

Poole Harbour Bird Boats - Harbour Cruise

Sun 29 Jan 2017
09:00-11:30
Join expert guides from the RSPB and Dorset Wildlife Trust for a unique opportunity to see one of the best winter bird spectacles in the UK

Get adventurous with nature

Sat 11 Feb 2017
10:00-16:00
Visit us during February half term and make the most of our natural play area with new cone shy, obstacles and much more. Created by our rangers, children will be able to explore and have fun in this exciting island environment.

Get toasty around the campfire

Sat 11 Feb 2017
12:00-14:30
Walk to the Outdoor Centre where you will find tasty treats to be toasted on an open campfire. What could be better on a crisp winters day?

Poole Harbour Bird Boats - Harbour Cruise and landing on Brownsea Island

Wed 15 Feb 2017
10:00-14:00
Join expert guides from the RSPB and Dorset Wildlife Trust for a unique opportunity to see one of the best winter bird spectacles in the UK

Say thank you on Mother's Day

Sun 26 Mar 2017
11:00-15:00
Spoil your mum on Mother's Day at Brownsea Island. Create a natural masterpiece to give to your mum and then treat her to a cream tea in the Villano café.

Spring Birds on Brownsea

Tue 04 Apr 2017
11:00-13:00
Discover the birds of the Brownsea Island Nature Reserve in spring. Boats from Poole or Sandbanks from 10am. No DWT charge but normal boat fares and National Trust charges apply.
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Wildlife

Red Squirrel populations are being affected by leprosy

Leprosy in squirrels: what should I know? 

Brownsea Island's red squirrels are suffering from leprosy. We're working with the University of Edinburgh and Dorset Wildlife Trust to learn more about the disease.

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Groups

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Eating and shopping

Brownsea island south shore

Eating and shopping on Brownsea Island 

Enjoy a home made cake from our Café or visit the gift shop to browse our range of gifts.

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History

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Places to stay

Brownsea Island

Get involved

Brownsea countryside volunteer

Volunteering on Brownsea 

Are you interested in volunteering? We have a large number of volunteer teams here on Brownsea Island. There are lots of ways that you could get involved.

Snow covered quay Brownsea Island

Talks about Brownsea Island 

Talks about Brownsea Island available for local groups and organisations.