Minibeasts and more

There's a whole other world that lives beneath the leaves and in the undergrowth on Brownsea.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Using all your senses, join this fun family guided adventure that will explore Brownsea's minibeasts, the trees that are their home and much more beside. Find out about these intriguing creatures who play such an important part in our entire ecosystem.

Prices

Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
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Brownsea Island

Prices

Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £8.40 £7.50
Child £4.20 £3.75
Family £21.00 £18.75
(x1 adult and x3 children) £12.60 £11.25
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £6.80
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £3.40

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points.

Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission
  • Standard Admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you a clear choice between the Gift Aid Admission prices and the Standard Admission prices at the admission point. It's entirely up to you which ticket you choose.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below:

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00

 

*Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

Please note...

Please note that the ferry fare (not National Trust) applies to all visitors.

DWT members who are solely visiting the DWT area, are not required to pay the NT admission

The basics

Suitability
Suitable for children
Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.
Meeting point
Meet your minibeast guide in the courtyard behind the visitor reception.
What to bring and wear
Wear sturdy footwear and sensible outdoor clothing paying attention to recent and current weather conditions.
Accessibility
All terrain wheelchairs and pushchairs are available for free hire. Please phone ahead to book to avoid disappointment. 01202707744
Other
This walk is suitable for all families and our led by our invaluable volunteers. We cannot guarantee what animals you might come across but we're sure you will have fun whatever the weather.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
28 May 2019 11:00 - 12:00 Available
13:30 - 14:30 Available
29 May 2019 11:00 - 12:00 Available
13:30 - 14:30 Available
30 May 2019 11:00 - 12:00 Available
13:30 - 14:30 Available
23 July 2019 11:00 - 12:00 Available
13:30 - 14:30 Available
24 July 2019 11:00 - 12:00 Available
13:30 - 14:30 Available
25 July 2019 11:00 - 12:00 Available
13:30 - 14:30 Available
30 July 2019 11:00 - 12:00 Available
13:30 - 14:30 Available
31 July 2019 11:00 - 12:00 Available
13:30 - 14:30 Available
1 August 2019 11:00 - 12:00 Available
13:30 - 14:30 Available
6 August 2019 11:00 - 12:00 Available
13:30 - 14:30 Available
7 August 2019 11:00 - 12:00 Available
13:30 - 14:30 Available
8 August 2019 11:00 - 12:00 Available
13:30 - 14:30 Available
13 August 2019 11:00 - 12:00 Available
13:30 - 14:30 Available
14 August 2019 11:00 - 12:00 Available
13:30 - 14:30 Available
15 August 2019 11:00 - 12:00 Available
13:30 - 14:30 Available
20 August 2019 11:00 - 12:00 Available
13:30 - 14:30 Available
21 August 2019 11:00 - 12:00 Available
13:30 - 14:30 Available
22 August 2019 11:00 - 12:00 Available
13:30 - 14:30 Available
27 August 2019 11:00 - 12:00 Available
13:30 - 14:30 Available
28 August 2019 11:00 - 12:00 Available
13:30 - 14:30 Available

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Contact Info

Name
Brownsea Island Property Office
Email
brownseaisland@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01202 707744

Upcoming events

Eco adventure camping

Tue 21 May 2019
10:00-23:59
An opportunity for the experienced camper who loves nature and the great outdoors, to camp overnight on this magical island.

Seashore ramble

Fri 24 May 2019
14:00-15:00
Come and explore Brownsea's coastlines on this free guided wildlife walk.

May half-term

Sat 25 May 2019
10:00-16:00
While away your half-term days with an adventure on Brownsea Island this May.

Minibeasts and more

Tue 28 May 2019
11:00-12:00
There's a whole other world that lives beneath the leaves and in the undergrowth on Brownsea.

Spring ranger days

Wed 29 May 2019
11:00-15:00
Bring your budding young rangers to the island to join our team and to discover how to conserve nature and to learn some bush craft skills.

Early bird wildlife walks

Sat 01 Jun 2019
07:30-10:00
An early morning wildlife experience. Come and enjoy the island at its most peaceful. This is your opportunity to take a boat over to the island long before the public arrive and soak up the sights and sounds of nature.