Brownsea Island

Brownsea Island

Things to see and do

Girl playing on beach on Brownsea Island, Dorset

Summer adventures on Brownsea Island 

From building dens to climbing trees, from making your own stick person to getting creative with clay - there is plenty to help your family have an island adventure on Brownsea this summer.

Brownsea Island

What's on 

Upcoming events

Get sticky on Brownsea Island

Thu 25 Aug 2016
Pick up a Stick Kit activity bag from the visitor centre to discover lots of things you can make and do with a stick. Storytelling will be on offer every Tuesday.

Camping on Brownsea

Fri 26 Aug 2016
An opportunity to bring your family to camp on Brownsea Island. We have tents and cooking equipment to borrow and brand new showers to make getting away from it all with your family as simple as possible.

Brownsea Apple Day

Sun 28 Aug 2016
Treat yourself to some tasty apple-themed food, made on the Island, served at the Villano Cafe

Storytelling Tuesdays

Tue 30 Aug 2016
Stick stories to stir the imagination.

Round Island Swim

Sun 04 Sep 2016
Organized by RLSS Poole LIfegaurd the Round Island Swim is 'Held in the spirit of self-belief and madcap adventure. Not so much a race but a voyage of discovery!' Whilst entries for this race are complete, there is still an opportunity to...

Sunday SconeFest

Sun 04 Sep 2016
Freshly baked delights await you in our cafe garden.
Brownsea Island


Brownsea Island


Brownsea Island

Eating and shopping

View across Poole Harbour from the Villano

Eating and shopping on Brownsea Island 

Enjoy a home made cake from our Café or visit the gift shop to browse our range of summery gifts.

Brownsea Island


Brownsea Island

Places to stay

Camping on Brownsea Island, Dorset

Family camping in August 

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

Brownsea Island

Get involved

Brownsea countryside volunteer

Volunteering on Brownsea 

Are you interested in volunteering? We have a large number of volunteer teams here on Brownsea Island. There are lots of ways that you could get involved.