October half term

Did you ever think about helping out the bad guys for a change?

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

On the Great Brownsea Storybook trail you can see things from the other side of the story and this half-term get ready for the spooky twist.

Available every day through the half-term for a small £2 donation, this trail offers plenty of entertainment for all the family.


Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
View admission charges
Brownsea Island


Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £7.70 £6.75
Child £3.85 £3.35
Family £19.25 £16.75
1 adult and 3 children £11.55 £10.00
Group Adult
Minimum group size 10
N/A £5.80
Group Child
Minimum group size 10
N/A £2.90

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...

Ferry fare (not National Trust) applies to all visitors

The basics

Booking details
Call 01202707744
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
Head up to the Visitor Centre to pick up a trail
What to bring and wear
Wear sensible outdoor clothing and footwear


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
21 October 2017 10:00 - 16:00 Available
22 October 2017 10:00 - 16:00 Available
23 October 2017 10:00 - 16:00 Available
24 October 2017 10:00 - 16:00 Available
25 October 2017 10:00 - 16:00 Available
26 October 2017 10:00 - 16:00 Available
27 October 2017 10:00 - 16:00 Available
28 October 2017 10:00 - 16:00 Available
29 October 2017 10:00 - 16:00 Available

Contact Info

Brownsea Island Property Office
Call 01202 707744

Upcoming events

Eco adventure camping

Tue 26 Sep 2017
New for 2017, a new public camping option for the experienced camper and people who love nature and the great outdoors.

The Great Brownsea Storybook Adventure trail

Tue 26 Sep 2017
Once upon a time on an island in Poole Harbour, legends were being challenged.

Red squirrel walks 2017

Tue 26 Sep 2017
Join our guided walks and see how many rare red squirrels you can spot.

Fungi Foray on Brownsea Island

Sat 30 Sep 2017
Autumn is a time of abundance and also a great time to spot fungi.

October half term

Sat 21 Oct 2017
Did you ever think about helping out the bad guys for a change?

Family red squirrel walks

Sat 21 Oct 2017
If you're curious about our rare red squirrels then this is the walk for you.