Brownsea Island Outdoor Centre

The Outdoor Centre on Brownsea Island is located around the site where Lord Baden-Powell held his original camp in 1907. Visit for the day or stay with us on the campsite or in South Shore Lodge. The trading post at the Outdoor Centre is open every day during the season where you can buy a memento of your visit including badges, neckerchiefs and woggles.

Camping on Brownsea Island, Dorset

Camping for groups

The campsite is open for group camping from 1st April to the end of September.

South shore lodge on Brownsea Island

South shore lodge for groups

South Shore Lodge is a Victorian cottage providing hostel style accommodation for groups.

Group taking a selfie on Brownsea Island

Duke of Edinburgh Award on Brownsea

We can offer opportunities to complete your Duke of Edinburgh Award Gold residential or why not take up volunteering with us for the service section of your award?

Camping on Brownsea Island, Dorset

Family camps on Brownsea Island

An exciting opportunity to bring your family to camp on Brownsea Island.

Aerial view of Brownsea Island

Scout centre of excellence for nature and the environment (SCENE)

Brownsea Island is the UK's first Scout centre of excellence for nature and the environment.

Brownsea Island low ropes course

Learning and activities for schools and groups

We offer a wide range of activities which can be tailored to suit your group's needs.

Camping on Brownsea Island

Eco Adventure Camping on Brownsea  

A new public camping option for the experienced camper and people who love nature and the great outdoors.