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Brownsea Island (National Trust)
Brownsea Island offers a unique stimulus for learning and exploration. With our wide and varied programme of sessions to suit different ages and abilities, we can tailor your visit to meet your needs. Whether you seek learning or action packed fun, you can make the most of our adventure island.
Whether your group books an activity led by one of our National Trust Outdoor Centre team, or uses the island to undertake self-exploration and investigations, a trip to Brownsea is a real adventure.
Why choose Brownsea?
- As the birthplace of Scouting and Guiding, Brownsea has a long history of supporting adventurous outdoor learning.
- Brownsea is a Site of Special Scientific Interest for various habitats and species, offering lots of opportunities to learn about nature, the environment and sustainability.
- Wide range of adaptable outdoor activities and educational sessions which can support curriculum-based learning.
- Our dedicated Outdoor Activity Centre offers good facilities including seating for lunchtimes, bag storage, adventurous activities, plus plenty of outdoor learning spaces.
- Easily accessible from the mainland with regular ferry services from Poole Quay or Sandbanks Jetty.
- Age suitability
5 - 16 years
- Key Stages
Key stage 1,
Key stage 2,
Key stage 3,
Key stage 4,
- Risk Assessment Category
- Risk Assessment Available?
- By email
- DBS Certified Staff
- DBS Disclosure
- Annual opening times
- Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
- Free Pre-Visits
- Suggested visit length: Up to one week
- Kit required
- Suitable for disabled/SEND needs
- Group Size
- Up to 200
- Group Rates
- Adult £5, Children £2.50; Other activities have variable prices available on request and boat fares also apply.
- Art & Design
- Design & Technology
- Victorian Britain
- Britain and the wider world in Tudor times
- Britain since 1930