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. As the island is quieter, you'll also have a great opportunity to spot woodland animals such as the red squirrel and sika deer and a variety of over wintering birds on the lagoon.

Brownsea boats

How to get to Brownsea Island

Brownsea is open for Winter Weekends until March 14 when we open daily. If you're planning a trip over for our weekend opening, here's what you need to know.

ranger day

February half term

Brownsea island is once again open to day visitors with Scouting and Guiding-inspired activities, marshmallow toasting on an open fire and the return of Junior Ranger Days.

The south shore on Brownsea Island, Dorset

Self guided walking trails

Take a closer look at Brownsea's habitats and wildlife and download a self guided walk when you plan your visit. At a mile long and just under a mile wide, a walk around the island is easily manageable.