Brownsea Island

Brownsea Island

Things to see and do

Red squirrel on Brownsea Island, Dorset.

Red squirrel walks 

How many red squirrels will you spot?

Girl playing on beach on Brownsea Island, Dorset

Summer adventures on Brownsea Island 

From building dens to climbing trees, from making your own stick person to getting creative with clay - there is plenty to help your family have an island adventure on Brownsea this summer.

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What's on 

Upcoming events

Camping on Brownsea

Thu 01 Sep 2016
10:00-17:00
An opportunity to bring your family to camp on Brownsea Island. We have tents and cooking equipment to borrow and brand new showers to make getting away from it all with your family as simple as possible.

Get sticky on Brownsea Island

Thu 01 Sep 2016
10:30-16:00
Pick up a Stick Kit activity bag from the visitor centre to discover lots of things you can make and do with a stick. Storytelling will be on offer every Tuesday.

Round Island Swim

Sun 04 Sep 2016
10:00-14:00
Organized by RLSS Poole LIfegaurd the Round Island Swim is 'Held in the spirit of self-belief and madcap adventure. Not so much a race but a voyage of discovery!' Whilst entries for this race are complete, there is still an opportunity to...

Sunday SconeFest

Sun 04 Sep 2016
10:30-16:00
Freshly baked delights await you in our cafe garden.

Find your way around Brownsea - an orienteering adventure

Mon 05 Sep 2016
10:00-17:00
6 new orienteering routes have been established in partnership with the Wessex Orienteering Club. The courses are of different length and suitable for individuals, families and groups of friends. 3 routes start from the Visitor Centre and the...

Red squirrel walks

Mon 26 Sep 2016
11:30-13:00
Join our guided walks and see how many rare red squirrel you can spot. At this time of year they come down from the canopy of trees to store food and can be seen playing in the low branches.
Brownsea Island

Wildlife

Red squirrel on Brownsea Island, Dorset

Autumn wildlife spotting 

Autumn is a beautiful season here on Brownsea Island, with squirrels

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Groups

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Eating and shopping

View across Poole Harbour from the Villano

Eating and shopping on Brownsea Island 

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

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History

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Places to stay

Camping on Brownsea Island, Dorset

Family camping on Brownsea Island 

An exciting opportunity to bring your family to camp on Brownsea Island.

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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.