Brownsea bird boats

The National Trust, Dorset Wildlife Trust and the RSPB have joined forces to offer the rare opportunity to view one of the best autumn and winter bird spectacles in the UK and exclusive access to Brownsea Island when it is closed to the public.

  • Booking essential

The hides on Brownsea lagoon are the perfect perch to admire the numerous different bird species that feed here.

Visitors can either explore the island alone or join a guided walk that will take in other species of wildlife that call Brownsea their home such as the rare red squirrel. Enjoy some delicious home cooked soup and a roll to warm your toes then hop aboard your boat for a guided cruise around the harbour with the experts from Dorset Wildlife Trust and RSPB.

Prices

Event ticket prices
  • Adult £25.00
  • Child £12.50

The basics

Booking details
Call 0344 2491895
Suitability
Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.
Meeting point
Meet on Poole Quay, please check your booking form for times as they vary according to tides.
What to bring and wear
Wear warm outdoor clothing and sensible footwear and don't forget your binoculars!
Other
The price for the bird boats include a 2 hour landing on Brownsea with optional guided walk and soup and roll and a 1.5 hour guided boat tour of the harbour.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
14 December 2019 09:00 - 13:00 Available
12 January 2020 09:00 - 13:00 Available
14 January 2020 09:00 - 13:00 Available
26 January 2020 09:00 - 13:00 Available

Contact Info

Name
National Trust Central Box Office
Email
brownseaisland@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 0344 249 1895

Upcoming events

Christmas wreath making

Wed 11 Dec 2019
09:30-12:20
Escape the mainland mayhem and enjoy some festive cheer on Brownsea. Enjoy the sounds of a live choir and treat yourself to mulled wine and Christmas goodies whilst you create your masterpiece to hang on your front door.

Brownsea bird boats

Sat 14 Dec 2019
09:00-13:00
The National Trust, Dorset Wildlife Trust and the RSPB have joined forces to offer the rare opportunity to view one of the best autumn and winter bird spectacles in the UK and exclusive access to Brownsea Island when it is closed to the public.

Christmas carols and wildlife wanders

Thu 19 Dec 2019
10:30-14:00
Enjoy an opportunity to visit Brownsea at this festive time of year. Soak up the sights and sounds of the winter wildlife away from the Christmas mayhem on the mainland, then enjoy a good old singsong in the unique island church.

Be prepared this February half-term

Sat 15 Feb 2020
10:00-16:00
Help us celebrate World Thinking Day and Founder's day with a week of scouting and guiding inspired activities suitable for kids of all ages.

Get Toasty

Sat 15 Feb 2020
12:00-14:00
Campfire and marshmallow toasting at the Outdoor Centre

Spring Ranger Days

Wed 19 Feb 2020
11:00-16:00
Join our Outdoor Centre team and get stuck in as you experience life as a ranger on Brownsea Island.