Be a ranger for the day

An opportunity to find out what it would be like to be a ranger on Brownsea Island and to learn some bush craft skills.

  • Booking essential
  • Admission applies

One of our Outdoor Centre rangers will show you how we look after Brownsea and give you the opportunity to roll up your sleeves and get stuck in. You will complete a range of outdoor tasks and bush craft skills. There will be a break for lunch. Please note that lunch is not provided. Spaces are limited, so book yours today. Recommended age 8+, all children must be accompanied by an adult


Event ticket prices
  • Child £15.00
View admission charges
Brownsea Island


Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £8.00 £7.20
Child £4.00 £3.60
Family £20.00 £18.00
1 adult family £12.00 £10.80
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £6.40
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £3.20

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 or
  • Standard admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you the Gift Aid Admission prices. But it's entirely up to you which ticket you choose. If you want the Standard Admission instead, just let us know when you come to pay.

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: Payment of the additional percentage donation is entirely voluntary, so if you prefer to pay the standard admission please advise our reception staff at the till point.

  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 donations must be supported by a valid Gift Aid declaration and a Gift Aid declaration can only cover donations made by an individual for him/herself or for him/herself and members of his/her family.

Please note...

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

The basics

Booking details
Call 01202492121
Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.
Meeting point
Outdoor Centre
What to bring and wear
Bring sensible outdoor clothing and footwear. All equipment will be supplied.


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
5 April 2018 11:30 - 15:30 Available
9 April 2018 11:30 - 15:30 Available
12 April 2018 11:30 - 15:30 Available
30 July 2018 11:30 - 15:30 Available
13 August 2018 11:30 - 15:30 Available
1 September 2018 11:30 - 15:30 Available

Contact Info

Brownsea Island Outdoor Team
Call 01202 492161

Upcoming events

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt

Fri 30 Mar 2018
Get wild about Brownsea this Easter weekend. There will be a special Easter weekend trail with a chocolaty prize (£2.50), crafts and games and plenty of fun for all the family.

Be a ranger for the day

Thu 05 Apr 2018
An opportunity to find out what it would be like to be a ranger on Brownsea Island and to learn some bush craft skills.

WW1 Guided Walk

Fri 06 Apr 2018
A free guided walk that explores Brownsea's WW1 connections in this special centenary year.

Eco Adventure Camping 2018

Tue 17 Apr 2018
Continued into 2018, new public camping option for the experienced camper and people who love nature and the great outdoors.

Birdsong Morning Walk

Sat 28 Apr 2018
An early morning wildlife experience. Come and experience the island at its most peaceful. This is your opportunity to take a boat over to the island long before the public arrive.