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Summer of play

Join us for fun filled Summer of Play on Brownsea. Discover a world of adventure with activities for kids big and small.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Fun has no age limit and there are games and activities for all. It's time for Summer of Play! Create, explore, move, wonder or just run around like crazy. See who can build the best den, make some wild art and have a go at our animal yoga poses.



Event ticket prices

This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

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The basics


All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Meeting point

Pop into Visitor Reception for more details.

What to bring and wear

All play activities are in the great outdoors so dress for the weather.


All terrain wheelchairs/ pushchairs available free of charge. Booking essential. The island has some uneven surfaces. For accessibility information please email


Normal admission fees (NT members free entry) and boat fares apply.

Contact info

Brownsea Island Property Office

Upcoming events


Early morning yoga and breakfast 

Back by popular demand, an opportunity to get away from it all if just for a moment. Now offering exclusive discount, book three sessions and get your fourth free!

Event summary

24 Jul to 25 Sep 2024
08:00 to 10:00
+ 5 other dates or times


Double, double, toil and trouble. Double ambition, double manipulation, toil for revenge, trouble from sinister supernatural forces.

Event summary

24 Jul to 9 Aug 2024
18:00 to 22:00
+ 7 other dates or times

Seasonal family bushcraft workshops 

New for 2024 season, bring your parents along to these seasonal family bushcraft workshops with local expert Joe Peartree.

Event summary

26 Jul to 31 Aug 2024
10:30 to 13:00
+ 23 other dates or times

Dorset Queen cruise, pizza, beer and Bossa Nova! 

Take advantage of the long warm summer evenings. Hop on the beautiful vintage motor yacht, the Dorset Queen to Brownsea. Listen to live music and tuck into wood fired pizza in our waterfront café garden.

Event summary

14 Aug to 28 Aug 2024
17:50 to 21:50
+ 1 other date or time