Explore the hidden world of Brownsea Island The inspiration to many a storey by children's writer Enid Blyton's novel, from a child's perspective, it's hard to imagine a better place than Brownsea Island for ripping adventures and lashings of ginger beer. The fun begins with a boat ride from Poole Quay or Sandbanks, where some of the crossings feature updates on the local celebrities, plus a jaunt around the nearby islands.
Where is Brownsea Island located?
Brownsea Island is beautifully situated in Poole Harbour, with breathtaking views of the Purbeck Hills.
Details on what activities are available at Brownsea Island?
When at Brownsea, there are children's nature and smuggling paths and fun walks through the red-squirrel populated forests. The background of the island, which is just one and a half miles long, is told in an informative wildlife centre that describes the past owners of the island and the fact that the first scout camp was held there in 1907. Don't skip the day-to-day guided walks and bird watching in the lagoon. There are also guided buggy tours for those with restricted mobility.