May half-term

While away your half-term days with an adventure on Brownsea Island this May.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Have a go at one of our free trails including tree climbing, coastal creatures or nature rubbing. You can see how far round you can get at our natural play area without putting your feet in the crocodile infested waters. You can join one of our fun family nature walks or why not come and make your own adventure?

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

The basics

Suitability
Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.
What to bring and wear
Bring sensible outdoor clothing and weather with attention to the recent and latest weather conditions.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
25 May 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
26 May 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
27 May 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
28 May 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
29 May 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
30 May 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
31 May 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
1 June 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
2 June 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available

Contact Info

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

Upcoming events

Winter Weekends

Sat 02 Feb 2019
10:00-16:00
An opportunity to take in the winter wildlife on Brownsea and to enjoy a satisfying winter's day walk.

Brownsea Bird Boats

Sun 03 Feb 2019
09:00-13:00
The National Trust, Dorset Wildlife Trust and the RSPB have partnered up offer the public the opportunity to witness the wonderful wildlife of Poole Harbour that abounds at this time of year.

Get toasty around the campfire

Sat 16 Feb 2019
12:00-14:00
Walk to the Outdoor Centre where you will find tasty treats to be toasted on an open campfire. What could be better on a crisp winters day?

Spring ranger days

Wed 20 Feb 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.

Seashore ramble

Fri 22 Mar 2019
11:00-13:00
Come and explore Brownsea's coastlines on this free guided wildlife walk.

Mother's day on Brownsea

Sun 31 Mar 2019
10:00-15:00
Treat your mum to a wonderful walk on Brownsea at this special time of year. Nature is awakening from its winter sleep and is bustling around preparing for the season ahead.