Activities for mind and body on Brownsea Island

NEW healthy activities to support the mind and body are being offered by the National Trust team on Brownsea Island.

The charity is offering different types of events on paddle boards and kayaks thanks to a new partnership with The Watersports Academy.

Paddle and Cake Days on Tuesday, May 30, Thursday, June 1, and Saturday, June 3, will give visitors an opportunity to explore the island from the water, with a chance to get close to marine life and see the island from a different perspective. Afterwards they can warm up with a hot chocolate and cake.

This chance to paddle board around the island is aimed at first time and seasoned boarders. Booking is essential – adults £30, children £23 – and normal admission fees plus boat fare also apply.

Visitors can also enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the location while local yoga teacher and meditation master Sonja Lockyear guides them through a one-hour yoga session, followed by a picnic breakfast prepared by local plant-based chef Wylde Green Kitchen.

These classes run every Wednesday in June and are priced £35. This price includes admission fee and boat fare.

Programming and partnerships officer Rachel Lamb said: “We are so excited about being able to offer these new activities for health and wellbeing in such a beautiful setting. We hope that people will stay a while longer, perhaps even stay on the campsite and enjoy the beauty of Brownsea.”

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