Group visits for adults

Group visit

To make sure that your group visit to Brownsea Island is as simple as possible we ask that you pre-book your visit. Group admission rates are available for parties of 15 or more, please see our prices page for the latest information.

A warm welcome to Brownsea

Throughout our main season opening we offer a free introductory talk at 11.30am and 2pm.  If you are bringing a large group and think you would like to join one of these talks, then please email group bookings: brownseagroupbooking@nationaltrust.org.uk in advance and we can arrange for an extra volunteer to be available on the day to give you the talk.

Food and Drink

The Villano Café offers delicious home cooked refreshments including hot and cold meals, desserts, cakes and hot and cold drinks.  The Catering Manager can arrange other catering, including packed lunches, for your group if you would like. Please contact brownseaisland@nationaltrust.org.uk with your enquiry details.

Home made cakes in the cafe
Homemade cakes
Home made cakes in the cafe

 

Our guided tours

We offer three different guided tours, each running for 1.5 hours and are charged at £4.50 per person.  If you would like to make an enquiry, please email brownseagroupbooking@nationaltrust.org.uk

A walk on the wild side

This walk shows off beautiful Brownsea Island, revealing its importance as a habitat for some of our rarest and most-loved wildlife. Explore woodland, heathland, wetland and shoreline areas, where red squirrels, dragonflies, butterflies, avocets and breeding terns make their homes. Discover how we manage the island to ensure its future.

One of our dedicated volunteers sharing his wisdom!
Visitors on a guided nature walk
One of our dedicated volunteers sharing his wisdom!

The birthplace of Scouting and Guiding

A must for anyone who has ever been a Scout or Guide! Our guide will take you on an exploration of the original campsite from 1907, activities the boys took part in and the worldwide movement now. You will also see Baden-Powell’s statue and the ‘Trading Post’ souvenir shop.

Brownsea through the ages

Take a stroll back through Brownsea’s varied history, from thriving Victorian pottery community to first-ever Scout camp, ‘safe’ home for refugees during the Second World War to safe haven for nationally and internationally important wildlife today. Discover the vital role it plays in nature conservation on this enjoyable guided walk.

Hear about famous Brownsea characters through the ages
history
Hear about famous Brownsea characters through the ages

Off island talks

We have a dedicated team of volunteers who travel across Dorset to deliver talks about Brownsea.  If you belong to a group or know someone who is and would enjoy one of our talks, please contact brownseaisland@nationaltrust.org.uk.

You might event spot a rare red squirrel on Brownsea.
Red squirrel on Brownsea Island
You might event spot a rare red squirrel on Brownsea.