Brownsea at war

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.

  • Booking essential
  • Free event (admission applies)

From decoy to campsite, Brownsea played a vital part during the World Wars. Meet some of the characters who left and never returned and see some of the places where war has left its mark. As part of the VE bank holiday, we will be offering an extra walk on the Friday and Saturday.

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

Booking details
Call 0344 2491895
Suitability
Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.
Meeting point
Please make yourself known to visitor reception and they will tell you where to meet your guide.
What to bring and wear
There is uneven ground on this walk, please wear sturdy footwear and sensible outdoor clothing, paying special attention to recent and current weather conditions.
Accessibility
There are all terrain wheelchairs and pushchairs available for hire, advanced booking is advisable. Please contact the public ferries with regards to accessibility on the boats.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
3 April 2020 11:00 - 12:00 Available
1 May 2020 11:00 - 12:30 Available
8 May 2020 11:00 - 12:00 Available
9 May 2020 11:00 - 12:00 Available
5 June 2020 11:00 - 12:00 Available
3 July 2020 11:00 - 12:00 Available
7 August 2020 11:00 - 12:00 Available
4 September 2020 11:00 - 12:00 Available
2 October 2020 11:00 - 12:00 Available

Contact Info

Name
National Trust Central Box Office
Email
brownseaisland@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 0344 249 1895

Upcoming events

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.

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.

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt

Sat 04 Apr 2020
10:00-16:00
Become a nature detective, solve the riddles and finish your adventures with a Cadbury chocolate treat.