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 Island winter view

We're open for winter weekends

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.

ranger day

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.

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.