Top picnic spots

picnic goers heading to the beach

We've pulled together our Ranger's top 5 places for a picnic on the island along with lots tips on how to create the perfect day's adventure.

Throwing a picnic together and venturing into the great outdoors is a great option for a day out.  Both adults and little ones can benefit from spending a bit of time out in nature, whether you’re taking a moment to listen to the birdsong, or letting the kids burn off some energy on our new Natural Play Area. With the promise of a tasty picnic, you’ll have no problem getting the whole family out to explore.

There’s some important information you need to know before heading off on your picnic adventures, so we've pulled together some top tips here.  

Top 5 perfect picnic spots

Family adventures
Brownsea family

Download the full 50 Things activity list

Follow this link for the complete activity set of '50 things to do before you’re 11¾' list. From going barefoot and feeling the grass under their feet, to flying a kite or getting to know a tree throughout the changing seasons – there are plenty of ways to get them out and into nature.

Planning your picnic

If your planning a picnic on Brownsea, its important to remember there are no BBQs allowed at any time due to the high fire risk.  Here's a reminder on our general BBQ policy and some hints and tips on planning a sustainable picnic.