Souvenirs and supplies

Although we no longer have a National Trust shop on the island, there are still plenty of places to stock up on your essential camping supplies and souvenirs when you visit. From the Scouting and Guiding Trading Post to our second hand book shop, we hope we can provide you with a precious memento of your visit to Brownsea.

Souvenirs, snacks and supplies at the Outdoor Centre

The Outdoor Centre is the home of Scouting and Guiding on the island.  Here you can find the famous Trading Post which sells all sorts of Brownsea goodies, including post cards, red squirrel toys, as well as all your Scouting and Guiding themed souvenirs.

Some of the colourful souvenirs available at the Trading Post
A row of Brownsea Island mugs
Some of the colourful souvenirs available at the Trading Post

Every year thousands of Scouts and Guides visit the island to follow in the footsteps of those that took part in the very first experimental Scout camp over 100 years ago. Today, the Outdoor Centre also welcomes families and friends who wish to spend a night under the stars and experience the magic of Brownsea out of hours. 

Scouting and Guiding neckers hang from the ceiling of the Trading Post

The Trading Post

Why not plan ahead and browse the selection of goodies the Trading Post have to offer on their website? You can find a whole array of woggles, neckerchiefs and cloth badges for Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Rainbows, Brownies and Guides.

Camping supplies

Whatever the weather throws at you, your camping adventure is covered with our range of essentials including rugs, torches, sporks, tea and coffee and more.  All these items are available when the campsite reception is open. 

Little boy enjoys and ice cream at Lyme, Cheshire

Snack van

If you work up an appetite on your adventure, why not pop into the Outdoor Centre on your way round the island and pick up a well earned ice-cream or cuppa from our snack van? Situated there most days throughout the season, do ask in reception upon arrival.

Second-hand bookshop

Nestled against the walls of the Engine Room, just by Reception, is our second-hand bookshop.  We have something for everyone including children and adult fiction, all categories of non-fiction, biographies and books about the outdoors.

Taking advantage of Brownsea's second hand bookshop books
Two children reading books
Taking advantage of Brownsea's second hand bookshop books

What's in stock? 

We receive frequent donations of books and regularly restock our shelves so there are always new gems waiting to be found. The bookshop is looked after by our dedicated Welcome Team who love creating a well-stocked bookshop for you to enjoy.

We couldn't do it without you

All funds raised from second-hand book sales go towards keeping Brownsea Island special. To keep up with our fantastic collection we are always in need of book donations. If you are looking to clear some space on your shelves, we'd be delighted to receive your books; just pop them in at reception upon arrival.

Other Brownsea essentials

You can find our Brownsea Island gudiebook, postcards and rain ponchos in the Villano Cafe which is located near the entrance to the island.

Blood Orange Marmalade in our shops.

Our online shop

Sadly, we no longer have a National Trust shop located on Brownsea Island. However, you can still get all your usual favourites by heading over to our online shop to browse our full collection.