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Seasonal family bushcraft workshops

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

  • Booking essential
  • Admission applies

From wood carving, fire lighting skills, animal tracking to foraging and den building, the sessions will vary according to the season. Suitable for age 5+ through to teens and adults!



Event ticket prices

Ticket typeTicket category
Adult £15.00
Child £15.00
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The basics

Booking details

Call 0344 249 1895


Suitable for children

Meeting point

Meet Joe in the courtyard outside visitor reception (morning session only). Meet Joe at the campsite (afternoon session ONLY).

What to bring and wear

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


Please be aware that different activities will be available at different times of years (no ignition in the summer due to high fire risk). The price of this event does NOT include boat fare (applicable to all) or entry fee (non -members only). For those attending the morning session, please ensure you arrive at Poole Quay in time for the first ferry crossing at 10am. There will be seats reserved for you, please head towards the sign for bushcraft and queue there. You will meet your guide near visitor reception upon arrival on the island, please ask the staff for the meeting point. For those attending the afternoon session, please ensure you are on the island in good time and allow 30minutes to head to the meeting place which will be at the campsite. Please ask a member of staff upon arrival.

Contact info

National Trust Central Box Office

Upcoming events


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

19 Mar to 15 Oct 2024
13:30 to 17:00
+ 6 other dates or times

Easter egg hunt at Brownsea Island 

Have your very own woodland adventure this Easter at Brownsea Island. Follow our interactive trail, try your hand at activities along the way and collect your chocolate egg at the end.

Event summary

23 Mar to 14 Apr 2024
10:00 to 16:00
+ 22 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

20 Apr to 19 Oct 2024
07:15 to 10:00
+ 4 other dates or times

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