May Half term

Take time amongst nature for yourself and your family this half term

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Take time for yourself and your family this half term and pick up one of our mindfulness trails that includes wildlife watching, getting active and much more. Available free from the visitor centre along with a whole range of self-led games on church field

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 £8.80 £7.90
Child £4.40 £3.95
Family £22.00 £19.75
1 adult, up to 3 children £13.20 £11.85
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £7.10
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £3.55

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.

DWT members who are solely visiting the DWT area, are not required to pay the NT admission

The basics

Suitability
All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Assistance dogs are welcome.
What to bring and wear
Please wear appropriate footwear and clothing taking into consideration the recent and current weather conditions.
Accessibility
All terrain wheelchairs/ pushchairs available free of charge. Booking essential. Wheelchair users should contact ferry companies for access information.
Other
Normal admission fees (NT members free entry) and boat fares apply.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
23 May 2020 10:00 - 17:00 Available
24 May 2020 10:00 - 17:00 Available
25 May 2020 10:00 - 17:00 Available
26 May 2020 10:00 - 17:00 Available
27 May 2020 10:00 - 17:00 Available
28 May 2020 10:00 - 17:00 Available
29 May 2020 10:00 - 17:00 Available
30 May 2020 10:00 - 17:00 Available

Upcoming events

Brownsea bird boats

Sun 26 Jan 2020
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.

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

Junior 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.

Mother's day on Brownsea Island

Sun 22 Mar 2020
10:00-16:00
Treat your mum to a day out in a wild and magical place. Enjoy the peace and tranquillity of this special place with your special mum.

Brownsea at war

Fri 03 Apr 2020
11:00-12:00
On the first Friday of every month, In this 75th year since VE day, join one of these fascinating free guided walks that looks into Brownsea's role during the World Wars.