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May Half Term

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

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Follow our unique and quirky trail dedicated to animal droppings. Animals in the wild see poo as something valuable – it can be used, reused, recycled, and even played with. Have fun doing different activities as you learn some poomazing facts. Roll balls like a dung beetle, try to identify the poopetrator and discover which animal has the nicest smelling poo.



Event ticket prices

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

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The basics


This is a family friendly event.

Meeting point

Trails can be collected from the Visitor Centre.

What to bring and wear

Please wear appropriate footwear and clothing taking into consideration the recent and current weather conditions.


All terrain wheelchairs/ pushchairs available free of charge. Booking essential. Please email for accessibility information.


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

Contact info

Brownsea Island Property Office

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