Top picnic spots
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
1. Purbeck viewpoints
Scroll through to find our Ranger's top 5 picnic spots on Brownsea, starting with the Purbeck viewpoints. If you're looking for dramatic views head here to soak up the sights and sounds of this dramatic coastline.
2. Maryland beach
As the sun dips and you're looking for a late afternoon bite, head down to the beaches at Maryland. Soft sand meets shallow water, pefect for cooling off those hot toes after a long walk.
3. Church Field
If you've brought a lot of bits and you don't want to have to walk too far, Church Field is the perfect spot to enjoy a picnic that's close to the loos and the ferry home. Just don't let our feathered friends pinch your picnic.
Natural Play Area
Setting up your picnic down at the new Natural Play Area means you can scoff as many scones as you like and burn it all off swinging about on the new play equipment.
5. Lily pond
Throw down a blanket and enjoy the lilies in the dappled sunlight. The oak and beech trees provide the perfect cover if you need a little more shelter.
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.