The freedom for children is wonderful on Brownsea. We took our two grand children age 4yrs and 6 yrs for the day - it is rather a lot of money to ferry over AND to land (as we are not in the National Trust )......However to watch the kids gather logs and big branches; get bundles of dead fern to block up holes; mix with other kids older and younger to make "homes" round trees it was just magical. No health and safety issues which is so refreshing. Oliver (4) needed the loo and on the way back climbed three different trees that were marked as " good to climb" before returning to a filthy and extremely happy Sister and Grand-dad ( who was still as clean as a whistle but had some great photos!!)
A few weeks ago just the two of us, aged P's, went over with the Dorset Trust. A large boat load went over but we wandered off saw very few people for the whole 4 hours we were there. Enjoyed a picnic lunch while watching four red squirrels and various bird life. One of the hides gave excellent views. It is just a lovely relaxing place - well worth a visit; but be aware it does hurt the purse strings a wee bit!!
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