Brownsea Island

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Famous for red squirrels, wildlife and Scouting

Brownsea Island

Things to see and do

This summer

Outdoor Centre

Brownsea Island

What's on 

Upcoming events

Supper and safari

Thu 20 Jun 2019
Have you ever heard the churr of a male nightjar or the short sharp two tone whistle of the alarm call of a sika deer? As the sun goes down and day meets night, meet the new cast of wildlife that emerges on Brownsea Island.

Eco adventure camping

Mon 24 Jun 2019
An opportunity for the experienced camper who loves nature and the great outdoors, to camp overnight on this magical island.

Seashore ramble

Fri 28 Jun 2019
Come and explore Brownsea's coastlines on this free guided wildlife walk.

Brownsea adventure weekends

Sat 29 Jun 2019
Make the most of the long summer evenings with a family adventure on Brownsea Island. With lots of family activities available and a campsite overlooking the sea, Brownsea adventure weekends are tailor made for time well spent in the outdoors.

Island life through the ages

Fri 05 Jul 2019
Brownsea has a fascinating past featuring celebrities such as Marconi and Baden Powell both of whom were good friends to families that once called the island home.

Summer fun on Brownsea

Sat 20 Jul 2019
Explore nature and adventure this summer holiday and keep your little ones occupied all day.
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Eating and shopping

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Our work

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Get involved


Volunteering on Brownsea 

Check out our new volunteering opportunities for 2019 here.

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Places to stay

Holiday cottages

Campsite and bunkhouse