Brownsea Island

Brownsea Island

Things to see and do

Winter on Brownsea Island

Brownsea Island

What's on 

Upcoming events

Brownsea bird boats

Mon 18 Nov 2019
The National Trust, Dorset Wildlife Trust and the RSPB have joined forces to offer the rare opportunity to view one of the best autumn and winter bird spectacles in the UK and exclusive access to Brownsea Island when it is closed to the public.

Christmas wreath making

Wed 11 Dec 2019
Escape the mainland mayhem and enjoy some festive cheer on Brownsea. Enjoy the sounds of a live choir and treat yourself to mulled wine and Christmas goodies whilst you create your masterpiece to hang on your front door.

Christmas carols and wildlife wanders

Thu 19 Dec 2019
Enjoy an opportunity to visit Brownsea at this festive time of year. Soak up the sights and sounds of the winter wildlife away from the Christmas mayhem on the mainland, then enjoy a good old singsong in the unique island church.

Be prepared this February half-term

Sat 15 Feb 2020
Help us celebrate World Thinking Day and diversity in the scouting movement with a week of scouting and guiding inspired activities suitable for kids of all ages.

Brownsea VE war walk

Fri 03 Apr 2020
Join us in this 75th year since VE day to discover Brownsea's role in WW2.
Brownsea Island

Places to stay

Holiday cottages

Campsite and bunkhouse

Brownsea Island

Our work

Brownsea Island


Scouting and Guiding

Island stories 

Discover how the island has been shaped over time and its special significance today.