Wander away your day in nature on Brownsea Island

Playing music on the Storybook trail Brownsea Island

Breathe in the fresh sea breeze as you head out on one of the trails that will lead you across the island.

See things from a different point of view as you uncover new twists to old tales on the Great Brownsea Storybook Trail, new for 2017. You'll meet up with familiar characters and some new ones and complete fun activities along the way like creating music for the Pied Piper or helping to regrow Rapunzel's hair.

For the more curious minds and if you have the time (2.5- 4 hrs), the red trail plus bonus blue trail will take you right across Brownsea Island where you will discover hidden places off the beaten track. For shorter legs and or with less time, you will find plenty to do on the red trail which will take you between 1- 2 hours.

Family enjoying the Storybook trail Brownsea Island

The main requirement of the trail is to have loads of fun and a great day out on Brownsea Island.  We are asking for a suggested donation of £2 per trail, suitable for age groups 3-11yrs, although many older children and adults have been enjoying it too. 

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Try your climbing skills on our tree climbing trail and tick off climb a tree in your 50 things to do before you're 113/4 booklet.  If you want to discover the creatures of the coast you can head off to the shoreline at low tide and complete our Coastal Creatures uncovered trail.  Try your hand at archery or low ropes on one of our activity days in August or just grab a map and find your own adventure and far away place.

Brownsea Island child on the beach
Girl playing on beach on Brownsea Island, Dorset
Brownsea Island child on the beach