Be prepared this February half-term

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.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Where better to have a go at some of these fun themed activities but the birthplace of scouting, Brownsea! There will be opportunities for kids to book onto our popular ranger days with a scouting theme this week or simply come over and have a go at our free 'scouting' trail available daily throughout the week. There will be campfires and marshmallow toasting at the weekends so something for all the family this half term week.

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 £8.40 £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

Suitability
Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.
Meeting point
Pick up your free trail from the visitor centre. For Ranger Days and campfires, meet at the outdoor centre (25 minutes walk from the main quayside).
What to bring and wear
Wear sensible footwear and outdoor clothing paying special attention to recent and current weather conditions.
Accessibility
All terrain wheelchairs and pushchairs available, advanced booking is advisable. Wheelchair users should contact the public ferry companies prior to travel.
Other
Please see separate event listing for Ranger days where booking is essential. Campfire and marshmallow toasting will take place at the Outdoor Centre during weekends only 12pm-2pm

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
15 February 2020 10:00 - 16:00 Available
16 February 2020 10:00 - 16:00 Available
17 February 2020 10:00 - 16:00 Available
18 February 2020 10:00 - 16:00 Available
19 February 2020 10:00 - 16:00 Available
20 February 2020 10:00 - 16:00 Available
21 February 2020 10:00 - 16:00 Available
22 February 2020 10:00 - 16:00 Available
23 February 2020 10:00 - 16:00 Available

Contact Info

Name
Brownsea Island Property Office
Email
brownseaisland@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01202 707744

Upcoming events

Christmas wreath making

Wed 11 Dec 2019
09:30-12:20
Escape the mainland mayhem and enjoy some festive cheer on Brownsea. Enjoy the sounds of a live choir and treat yourself to mulled wine and Christmas goodies whilst you create your masterpiece to hang on your front door.

Brownsea bird boats

Sat 14 Dec 2019
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.

Christmas carols and wildlife wanders

Thu 19 Dec 2019
10:30-14:00
Enjoy an opportunity to visit Brownsea at this festive time of year. Soak up the sights and sounds of the winter wildlife away from the Christmas mayhem on the mainland, then enjoy a good old singsong in the unique island church.

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

Spring 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.