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.
View admission charges
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
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
29 August 2019 11:00 - 12:00 Available
13:30 - 14:30 Available

Contact Info

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

Upcoming events

Eco adventure camping

Tue 16 Jul 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.

Summer fun on Brownsea

Sat 20 Jul 2019
10:00-16:00
Explore nature and adventure this summer holiday and keep your little ones occupied all day.

Minibeasts and more

Tue 23 Jul 2019
11:00-12:00
There's a whole other world that lives beneath the leaves and in the undergrowth on Brownsea.

Brownsea Open Air Theatre presents Richard lll

Wed 24 Jul 2019
19:30-22:00
One of the biggest theatrical projects in the south, Brownsea open air theatre brings you Richard lll. These beautiful surroundings make for a wonderful show, and a fantastic evening of traditional Shakespeare.

Seashore ramble

Fri 26 Jul 2019
11:00-13:00
Come and explore Brownsea's coastlines on this free guided wildlife walk.

The history of Scouting on Brownsea Island

Thu 01 Aug 2019
11:00-12:30
Over a hundred years ago a seed was sown when a group of boys took part in an outdoor camping experience and from that moment, one of the largest voluntary organisations grew.