Family activities

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Try out our new nature rubbing trail, join a mini beast safari or see what crafty masterpiece you can create this summer on Brownsea.

Get your crayons at the ready!

This summer, we are rolling out our new crayon rubbing trail.  Using your trail map, work your way round the island and discover 12 different rubbing tiles and learn about Brownsea’s brilliant animal species.   If climbing is your thing, then you can see how high you can climb on our tree climbing trail.  For the curious minds, you can discover the fascinating wildlife that lives on the Brownsea coastline on our coastal creatures uncovered trail.  All our trails are free and available to collect every day from the Visitor Centre, daily.

Having a go at crayon rubbing
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Having a go at crayon rubbing

On selected days throughout the holidays, you can get up close to wildlife on our Mini Beast Safaris. Hunt for bugs and take a closer look at their fascinating survival skills.  Check available dates on the website.

Inspecting insects on the Mini Beast Safari
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Inspecting insects on the Mini Beast Safari

If the heavens open, why not make a pit stop at the Visitor Centre?  Open daily from 10am - 4pm, our friendly volunteers are on hand to help you get hands on with Brownsea’s nature and the people who make it the place it is today.

Discover nature at the Visitor Centre
Visitor Centre
Discover nature at the Visitor Centre