Summer pastimes on Brownsea

Explore nature and adventure this summer holiday.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

There's plenty to occupy the family this summer on Brownsea. You can try out any one of our three free trails; for wildlife enthusiasts you can find out more about the flora and fauna on our nature rubbing trail or 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.

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 £8.00 £7.20
Child £4.00 £3.60
Family £20.00 £18.00
1 adult family £12.00 £10.80
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £6.40
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £3.20

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

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
19 August 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
20 August 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
21 August 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
22 August 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
23 August 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
24 August 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
25 August 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
26 August 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
27 August 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
28 August 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
29 August 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
30 August 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
31 August 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
1 September 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
2 September 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available

Contact Info

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

Upcoming events

Summer pastimes on Brownsea

Sun 19 Aug 2018
10:00-16:00
Explore nature and adventure this summer holiday.

Outdoor Activity Day - August Bank Holiday

Sun 26 Aug 2018
11:00-12:30
Join the Outdoor Centre Team for a session of archery or low ropes. Book one session or both on the same day.

Be a ranger for the day

Thu 30 Aug 2018
11:30-15:30
An opportunity to find out what it would be like to be a ranger on Brownsea Island and to learn some bush craft skills.

WW1 Guided Walk

Fri 07 Sep 2018
11:00-13:00
A free guided walk that explores Brownsea's WW1 connections in this special centenary year.

Red squirrel walks 2018

Mon 24 Sep 2018
11:30-12:30
Join our guided walks and see how many rare red squirrels you can spot.

Fungi Foray

Sat 29 Sep 2018
07:30-10:00
Join us for a Fungi Foray in the woods on Brownsea.