The War Years at Beaulieu

Beaulieu offers an exciting range of award winning educational programmes, as varied as their 800-year history which can offer something for every group, including pre-school, those with special educational needs, students and adult groups. There are many interesting subjects surrounding Beaulieu, one of which being its War Years.

The War Years

The war years at beaulieu

Discover the part Beaulieu played in the training of the war time secret agents of the Special Operations Executive and learn about life on the Home Front in our role play programme.

Spies, evacuees, blackout, war-time motoring and rationing are just a few of the topics covered in activities designed to convey something of the difficulties and dangers of the time, and of the bravery and sacrifice of those involved.

Optional Jeep ride available. Please ask at time of booking.

Suitable for KS2, 3 and 4 and for children.

Covert Operations

During World War II men and women from the European Resistance trained in utmost secrecy at Beaulieu. These members of the Special Operations Executive (SOE) were then 'dropped' back into occupied territory to disrupt the German forces.

Groups participating in this hands-on programme find out about the role of 'agents' and gain an insight into the sabotage and subversion methods taught at 'The Beaulieu Finishing School'.

Code breaking and problem solving are just some of the team activities involved