Brownsea's pick of the picnic spots

picnic goers heading to the beach

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

There's something about packing up your backpack complete with picnic and a flask that signals a great day's adventure ahead. Teddy bears are welcome here too of course.    

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 at our natural play area. With the promise of a tasty picnic, you’ll have no problem getting the whole family out to explore.

Here we have a few suggestions for snack stops and places to pause for a brew with a view to have in mind for your wander around the island. Our Villano Cafe is open too in case you work up more of an appetite exploring and because no day out is complete without an icecream - whatever the weather. 

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.  

Scroll for our top picnic pitstops

Planning your picnic

If you're 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.  

Family adventures

Now you're set to cross off No. 9 Eat a picnic in the wild, how about seeing what other activities you can tick off your list?