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Supper and Safari

Every Thursday through June, meet some of Brownsea's more elusive wildlife. The National Trust have teamed up with the Dorset Wildlife Trust to guide you on an exciting nocturnal adventure.

  • Booking essential

A fantastic opportunity to meet some of Brownsea's nocturnal wildlife. Enjoy a boat ride to the island and a tasty homecooked meal before heading out with one of our knowledgeable guides on a wildlife safari across the island. Listen out for the churring of the nightjars as they swoon and swoop across the heath and snuggle up in a hide to watch the spectacle of the nesting birds on the lagoon.

If you are already staying on the island and would like to book onto this event, please contact the Brownsea Island office on for more information on how to book.



Event ticket prices

Ticket typeTicket category
Adult £44.00
Child £22.00

The basics

Booking details

Call 0344 249 1895

Meeting point

Meet at the Sandbanks jetty to the right of the chain ferry. Please leave plenty of time to park and arrive at the jetty (approx 10 -15 mins)

What to bring and wear

Wear sturdy outdoor clothing and footwear paying special attention to recent and up to date weather forecasts.


Meet at the National Trust jetty to the right of the Sandbanks chain ferry. Please use the metered roadside parking on the peninsula as the car park to the left of the chain ferry is for one hour only. The boat may do a shuttle service depending on numbers. Please make sure to arrive at the jetty by 17:55 for an 18:00 departure as the boat will leave promptly. Please make sure you choose the correct ticket. If you are taking the ferry from Sandbanks, you will need to purchase a ticket including boat fare. Tickets minus boat fare are available for visitors who are already staying on the island (campsite guests). Tickets will be checked upon boarding the boat.

Contact info

National Trust Central Box 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.

Event summary

1 May to 25 Sep 2024
08:00 to 10:00
+ 17 other dates or times

Early bird walk and breakfast 

Dorset Wildlife Trust and the National Trust have partnered to offer you an opportunity to enjoy the island and its wildlife before the crowds arrive.

Event summary

18 May to 19 Oct 2024
07:15 to 10:00
+ 3 other dates or times

Historical tour & cream tea in Brownsea Castle 

Listen to fascinating tales of Brownsea's past on this guided walk. Enjoy exclusive access into the castle for a cream tea before heading back on the last boat of the day.

Event summary

21 May to 15 Oct 2024
13:30 to 17:00
+ 4 other dates or times

May Half Term 

Have fun this half term as you follow our interactive trail and learn some fascinating facts about animal poo.

Event summary

25 May to 2 Jun 2024
10:00 to 16:30
+ 8 other dates or times