Summer fun on Brownsea

Explore nature and adventure this summer holiday and keep your little ones occupied all day.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

You can try out any one of our free trails;you can meet some of the creatures that make our shoreline their home on our coastal creatures trail. For the more agile, you can have a go at our tree climbing trail that will take you all the way to our natural play area or get creative with our nature rubbing trail.

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
Trails can be picked up from the visitor centre
What to bring and wear
Sturdy footwear and appropriate outdoor clothing according to the weather conditions.
Accessibility
We have some all terrain wheelchairs on site; please phone ahead to book to avoid disappointment.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
20 July 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
21 July 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
22 July 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
23 July 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
24 July 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
25 July 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
26 July 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
27 July 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
28 July 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
29 July 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
30 July 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
31 July 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
1 August 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
2 August 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
3 August 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
4 August 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
5 August 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
6 August 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
7 August 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
8 August 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available

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Contact Info

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

Upcoming events

Eco adventure camping

Wed 24 Apr 2019
10:00-23:59
An opportunity for the experienced camper who loves nature and the great outdoors, to camp overnight on this magical island.

Seashore ramble

Fri 26 Apr 2019
14:00-15:00
Come and explore Brownsea's coastlines on this free guided wildlife walk.

Early bird wildlife walks

Sat 27 Apr 2019
07:30-10:00
An early morning wildlife experience. Come and enjoy the island at its most peaceful. This is your opportunity to take a boat over to the island long before the public arrive and soak up the sights and sounds of nature.

Island life through the ages

Fri 03 May 2019
11:00-13:00
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.

May half-term

Sat 25 May 2019
10:00-16:00
While away your half-term days with an adventure on Brownsea Island this May.

Minibeasts and more

Tue 28 May 2019
11:00-12:00
There's a whole other world that lives beneath the leaves and in the undergrowth on Brownsea.