Instructor led learning sessions

Group of children creating natural art

The learning activities are designed to be 'hands on' and outdoors whenever possible. You can mix and match activities to make up a half-day or whole day visit. Unless otherwise stated, all of our activities last an hour and start from £2.50 per person.


Brownsea is an important Nature Reserve and is particularly interesting because it has a number of diverse habitats all in a small area.  Through activities you will be introduced to woodland, heathland, and wetland habitats and learn about their inhabitants.

An Island Home

Aimed at KS1 and our younger visitors, come and find out what it is really like to live on an island.  This walk and talk will let you in on some of the secrets of island life and show how it different it is from living on the mainland. 

All about Squirrels

Come to Brownsea and learn about the famous red squirrels. Find out what they eat, where they live and why they are so rare. Included are activities to help you understand what life as a squirrel might be like. On our short ‘safari’ see if you can actually spot one of these elusive little creatures.

Discover the coast

A visit to Brownsea Island is an exciting and unique way to learn about coasts. Take a walk to find out more about the plants and animals that make their home on the Brownsea shore. The island's coastline is constantly changing and eroding, providing a fantastic case study for coastal investigation. Through practical demonstrations and activities, gain a deeper understanding of the processes affecting our coasts and the issues related to this subject.
2018 pre-visit pack and booking form coming soon...