Spring ranger days

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.

  • 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 so please bring your packed lunch with you as lunch is not provided. Spaces are limited, so book yours today. Recommended age 8+, all children must be accompanied by an adult. Price includes the NT boat fare (Feb only) and activity.


Event ticket prices
  • Adult £7.00
    NT boat fare
  • Child £20.00
    Includes activity and NT boat fare
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
  • 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

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.
Please note that the Ranger day in February will include the cost of the National Trust boat and that the café will not be open at this time. In April and May the café will be open and the price will not include boat fare. Visitors must pay for their fare on the public ferries.


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
20 February 2019 11:00 - 15:00 Available
10 April 2019 11:00 - 15:00 Available
17 April 2019 11:00 - 15:00 Available
29 May 2019 11:00 - 15:00 Available

Contact Info

Brownsea Island Outdoor Team
Call 01202 492161

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Sun 21 Oct 2018
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Get toasty by the campfire

Sun 21 Oct 2018
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Outdoor Adventure Activities- October Half Term

Fri 26 Oct 2018
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Brownsea Bird Boats

Thu 22 Nov 2018
The National Trust, Dorset Wildlife Trust and the RSPB have all partnered up to showcase Poole Harbour and Brownsea Island's wonderful wildlife at this special time of year.

Festive ramble and carols

Tue 18 Dec 2018
Lift your spirits with Christmas carols and a relaxing winter walk on Brownsea this December.