Winter on Brownsea

Escape the hustle and bustle of daily life and escape to the island this winter, you might be surprised with what you discover. Did you know the island is home to one of the greatest winter bird spectacles in the UK? As the island is quieter, you'll also have a great opportunity to spot woodland animals such as the red squirrel and sika deer.

Birds on the lagon

Brownsea bird boats

Hop aboard a Brownsea bird boat and enjoy an exclusive visit to the island over winter. The wildlife tour of the harbour is followed by a special landing on Brownsea where you'll witness one of the greatest bird spectacles in the UK. The woodlands are also alive with sika deer and red squirrels. Dates run from the end of November through to early February.

Brownsea Island winter view

Winter weekend opening

Wrap up warm and get ready for a bracing journey through woodland, heathland, beaches and cliff tops. Brownsea Island is open for winter weekends between Sat Feb 2 and Sun Mar 10, 10am to 4pm.

den building

Fun packed February half term

From marshmallow toasting to wintry walks and tree climbing to rangering; Brownsea has some great ideas for you this Feb half term.