- Parks and Playgrounds
Suitable for all ages
Venue type: Indoor, Outdoor
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!
- Restaurant Onsite
- Snacks Available
- Wheelchair Friendly
- Toilets Available
- Baby Changing Available
- Parking Available Nearby
Getting There and Contact Information
Poole, Dorset, BH13 7EE, England
Click here to visit Brownsea Island's website
Standard Opening Times and Pricing
Boat to the island
19th March through 30th October
Every 30 minutes from Poole Quay.
Group rates also available.