Trips are arranged under four exciting, curriculum-linked themes

Imagination and Curiosity – English and the Arts - Exploring the power of imagination and how it can be harnessed to change the world

People and the Planet – Science and Geography - Empowering young people to play an active role in creating a sustainable future

Breakthroughs and Discoveries – STEM and History - Investigating the moments of genius that have enabled humanity to progress

Journeys and Adventures – PSHE & Skills Development - Celebrating the broadening of horizons and stepping outside of your comfort zone

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Brownsea Island – National Trust

Brownsea Island, Poole, BH13 7EE.

Brownsea is a magical place where people and nature happily coexist, wildlife is conserved, and the landscape is sensitively managed. In spite of its small size, Brownsea has a wealth of different habitats to explore, from a sheltered lagoon to open heath, seashores, grasslands and woodland, each boasting its own fascinating wildlife. Red squirrels are famous residents on Brownsea and these elusive animals never fail to charm when spotted.

Brownsea Island is offering a 15% discount for all schools taking part in The Great British School Trip.

All groups must book their visit in advance by contacting the Brownsea Island Property Office on 01202 707744, option 8, and they will make special arrangements for your group to be booked in.

Find out more about Brownsea Island by clicking ‘apply now’ and visiting their website.

Don’t forget, if you are looking for help with funding the cost of your trip, you can apply for a bursary!

Venue resources

Amplification Toolkit PDF 0.88MB Download
Check List PDF 0.13MB Download
Parent Letter Template PDF 0.18MB Download
Risk Assessment PDF 0.12MB Download
People & the Planet Content 7-11 ZIP 12.16MB Download
People & the Planet Content 11-14 ZIP 12.16MB Download
School Certificate PDF 0.08MB Download
Student Certificate PDF 0.08MB Download

Looking for a bursary to support your trip?

We know that funding a school trip isn’t always easy. If you are looking for help with costs, you can apply for the Great British School Trip bursary. This can help with the cost of travel or entry tickets to any Great British School Trip partner venue.

Simply fill in our bursary form and let us know how we might help.


Children – Admission £4.74
Ferry £6.50
Adult – Admission £9.50
Ferry £13.00

Venue Details



Brownsea Island, Poole
BH13 7EE.

Opening Hours

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