Brownsea Island

Brownsea Island

Things to see and do

Brownsea Island

What's on 

Upcoming events

Say thank you on Mother's Day

Sun 26 Mar 2017
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.

Brownsea at war

Fri 07 Apr 2017
Brownsea Island played a significant part in the two World Wars.

The Great Brownsea Storybook Adventure trail

Sat 08 Apr 2017
Once upon a time on an island in Poole Harbour, legends were being challenged.

Easter fun on Brownsea Island

Fri 14 Apr 2017
Join in with our Easter activities and have a go at our special Cadbury Easter trail with chocolatey prizes.

Eco adventure camping

Mon 17 Apr 2017
New for 2017, a new public camping option for the experienced camper and people who love nature and the great outdoors.

Birdsong Morning Walk

Sat 29 Apr 2017
An early morning wildlife experience. Come and experience the island at its most peaceful. This is your opportunity to take a boat over to the island long before the public arrive.
Brownsea Island


Red squirrel on Brownsea Island, Dorset.

Spring wildlife spotting 

What to look out for in Spring

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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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 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.

Brownsea Island pottery in 1891

Talks about Brownsea Island 

Talks about Brownsea Island available for local groups and organisations.