Brownsea Island

Important notice -

All our countryside areas, café and toilets are now open. At busier times, like weekends and school holidays, booking is recommended to guarantee entry. Ferries depart from Poole Quay only.

Famous for red squirrels, wildlife and Scouting

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What's on

Please book ahead before visiting  

Brownsea Island will be open Wednesday 21 April until Sunday 31 October inclusive, and you'll need to book your tickets by 3pm the day before you visit. Bookings go live each Friday for visits the following week. Members will be able to book for free, while non-members will need to pay when booking. All visitors, (including members) will need to pay for the ferry. We're looking forward to welcoming you back.

Upcoming events

Timed entry to Brownsea Island (14 June - 20 June)

Thu 17 Jun 2021
Book your timed entry to visit Brownsea Island
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Things to see and do

This spring and summer

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Villano Café 

The Villano Café is reopening and will initially be serving a range of hot and cold drinks, hot and cold snacks and light meals. We look forward to welcoming you back and thank you for your support, which helps us care for Brownsea Island.

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Places to stay

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Our work

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