Outdoor centre campsite and south shore lodge

Brownsea Island outdoor centre is located around the site where Lord Baden-Powell held his original camp in 1907. Visit for the day or stay with us on our campsite or in south shore lodge. The trading post at the outdoor centre is open every day during the season where you can buy a memento of your visit including badges, neckerchiefs and woggles.

To talk to our Group Booking team, or to leave a message, please call 01202 707744 and select option 2. Or email on brownseagroupbooking@nationaltrust.org.uk 

Outdoor centre campsite

Open to all youth, community, special interest, corporate groups and schools, the campsite, with its views of the Purbecks, incorporates the very site that Lord Baden-Powell held his first experimental camp in 1907. Groups continue to journey from around the world to enjoy this unique site.

Information and price list (PDF / 0.20703125MB) download

Family camp

Bring your family to one of our four organised one-night family camps with activities and catering available. Or, you and your family could hire a pitch during set times with the option of hiring tents, including one of our traditional bell tents.

18-19 June - SOLD OUT

25-26 June - SOLD OUT

10-11 September

17-18 September

Family camp information (PDF / 0.0322265625MB) download

The site is open from Easter to September. Facilities include equipment hire, toilets, showers and beach access. Disabled facilites are also available. Email us

South shore lodge

South shore lodge is a Victorian cottage providing hostel style accommodation. It is located on the south coast of the island,with its own garden, beach access and fantastic views of the Purbecks.

It is open all year for group hire including youth, community, special interest, corporate groups and schools. The lodge has 5 bedrooms and sleeps up to 24 people in bunk beds.

Facilities include a kitchen, lounge and dining/games room, as well as an seperate toilet and shower block. Email us

South shore lodge on Brownsea Island
South shore lodge on Brownsea Island
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