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? You'll also find opportunities to celebrate the festive season and even stay the night in South Shore Lodge.

Frost covered trees

Festive carols and wildlife ramble on Brownsea Island

Lift your spirits this festive season with a guided nature walk followed by Christmas carols and mince pies in the candlelit church on 18 and 20 December.


Brownsea bird boats

Hop aboard a Brownsea bird boat and tour the harbour followed by a special landing on Brownsea and witness one of the greatest bird spectacles in the UK. Dates run from the end of November through to early February.

South Shore Lodge, Brownsea Island

South Shore Lodge

The island may be closed, but you can still stay in our bunk house, South Shore Lodge. Perfect for family, friend and team building groups, this Victorian conversion provides bunk bed accommodation for up to 24 people. Set on the south shore, the Lodge has its own garden and beach access and is a lovely winter retreat.