Mother's Day

Chicks with mother hen

On March 11, bring your Mum to Brownsea and indulge her with a delicious cream tea whilst you busy yourself creating a masterpiece inspired by nature in the Villano cafe.

The Vilano Café offers some of the best views over Poole Harbour on the island and is the perfect waterside setting for your Mother's day treat. 

Follow your indulgent feast with a spring time walk around the island and at this time of year, you’ll see all sorts of wildlife families busying themselves, from mallard ducklings taking to the water for the first time to male peacocks displaying their impresseive plumage on Church Field.

huge scones with jam and cream
Scone with jam and cream
huge scones with jam and cream

Up at the heathland you'll find wood ant colonies are busy re-building their nests after a long winter and are on the ground foraging for food while common lizards come out of hibernation and bask in the sun.

Head to a hide and cosy up together to spot Sandwich terns landing on the lagoon after their long journey from West Africa.  

Round off your wildlife safari by spoiling your Mum with a Mother’s day gift from the Engine shop gift shop and as you do so, you’ll be helping to continue our conservation work on Brownsea for future generations. 

Delectable treats for Mother's day available from the Engine gift shop
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Delectable treats for Mother's day available from the Engine gift shop