Brownsea Island

Brownsea Island

Things to see and do

Children and conkers

Autumn adventures 

As the season changes to autumn there are plenty of opportunities to try some of the 50 things to do before you're 11 3/4 on Brownsea.

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What's on 

Upcoming events

Red squirrel walks

Thu 29 Sep 2016
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.

Making connections

Sat 01 Oct 2016
Brownsea is a beautiful place to retreat from the busyness of everyday life and enjoy a time of reflection

Autumn wander

Sat 01 Oct 2016
Venture out with our ranger and discover more about the nature and wildlife on Brownsea in autumn.

Cheese & Chutney taster days

Sat 22 Oct 2016
Enjoy a savoury treat of hand-crafted produce sourced from the South West served in the gardens of the Villano Café. Produce available for purchase

October half-term on Brownsea

Sat 22 Oct 2016
This half-term you can take part in a squirrel themed trail and scavenger hunt to collect everything you need to make your own clay squirrel to take home. £2 suggested donation per trail. Free family squirrel walks will be running daily with...

Picture this

Sat 22 Oct 2016
As nature expresses creativity when green becomes many shades of red, yellow and brown - take the opportunity to spend time with a local artist. Learn new skills and share your experience with others. All materials provided.
Brownsea Island


Red squirrel on Brownsea Island, Dorset

Autumn wildlife spotting 

Autumn is a beautiful season here on Brownsea Island.

View over the island lagoon

Wildlife and habitats on Brownsea Island 

Brownsea Island is home to a wide variety of wildlife and habitats, all within a relatively small area. Explore the mixed and pine woodland, home to the famous red squirrels, watch migrating birds on the lagoon or spot dragonflies and lizards in the heath.

Brownsea Island


Brownsea Island

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.

Brownsea Island


Brownsea Island

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.