Brownsea Island | Day Out With The Kids

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Attraction Currently Closed

Brownsea Island

  • Poole
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • All Ages
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Attraction Currently Closed

Some National Trust gardens and outdoor spaces have begun a phased reopening following the Coronavirus pandemic, allowing families to visit in line with the latest government guidelines. Visits MUST be booked in advance for a specific time slot to help manage visitor numbers. For more information about which locations are open, and to book tickets, please visit the National Trust website.

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Attraction Information

Red squirrels, smugglers and the location that inspired Enid Blyton - all that and a tree climbing trail (!) - make Brownsea Island an absolute must.

Find the island just off of Poole Harbour where you can see all the way across to the Purbeck Hills. The area is full of history, like the hermit who made his home here way back in the Middle Ages. The big name though has to be the beloved Enid Blyton who found inspiration for her kid’s classic, the Whispering Wood right here.

Be sure to follow one of the many wild and wonderful trails, like the Tracker Pack for an adventurous introduction to orienteering. From here you can delve down into the Smuggler’s Trail and see where the local crooks would hide their loot, or make your wildlings’ day by taking them on the Tree Climbing Trail.

  • Explore the historic sights
  • Spot red squirrels
  • Multiple trails, including tree climbing!
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Opening hours

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General Admission
Adults from £7.20
Kids from £3.60
Family from £18.00

Travel & Contact Information


, Poole, Dorset, BH13 7EE, England

Phone number

01202 707744



Click here to visit Brownsea Island's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking nearby.

Yes, there are toilets and baby changing facilities.

Yes, there are baby changing facilities.

Brownsea Island has not told us if you can bring a picnic.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant and snacks are available.

Yes, Brownsea Island is wheelchair friendly.

Brownsea Island has not told us if they are fully pushchair friendly.

Brownsea Island has not told us if they are dog friendly.

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