October half-term on Brownsea

Dare you venture up to the haunted woods on Brownsea to see what new spooky things lie lurking in the trees ....

  • Booking essential
  • Free event (admission applies)

The haunted woods have grown in size, dare you be the one to discover new things this October half-term? After your visit, you can rest a while and get toasty by the campfire at the Outdoor Centre.

On Halloween there will be a chance to make your own broomstick using only nature's materials.

Free family squirrel walks will be running daily with the chance to see the red squirrels busy hiding food ready for the winter. Walks will be starting at 11.30am and 2.00pm


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 £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.

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

The basics

Booking details
Call 01202 707744
Booking advisable for broomstick making only
Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.
Meeting point
Head to the Visitor Centre to find out more and then onto the Outdoor Centre to toast a tasty treat on the campfire. Family squirrel walks start from the courtyard behind visitor reception
What to bring and wear
Wear sturdy footwear and sensible outdoor clothing paying attention to recent and current weather conditions.


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

Contact Info

Brownsea Island Property Office
Call 01202 707744

Upcoming events

Mother's day on Brownsea

Sun 31 Mar 2019
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.

Island life through the ages

Fri 05 Apr 2019
Brownsea has a fascinating past featuring celebrities such as Marconi and Baden Powell both of whom were good friends to families that once called the island home.

Easter holiday adventure

Sat 06 Apr 2019
Tempt your children away from their tablets these Easter holidays with an adventure on Brownsea Island.

Spring ranger days

Wed 10 Apr 2019
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.

Cadbury Easter egg hunt

Fri 19 Apr 2019
Find out what the Easter bunny is up to on our special Cadbury Easter egg hunt with a Cadbury chocolaty ending.

Outdoor adventure activities

Sat 20 Apr 2019
Spring into action this Easter holiday and test your skills at archery or low ropes.