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Hands-On Half-Term

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Get hands-on this February Half-Term!

Get hands-on at Beaulieu this February Half-Term!

Ever fancied becoming a Victorian house servant or training as a country garage apprentice mechanic? Now’s your chance!

Join us from February 15th – 23rd to get hands-on with a range of fun activities, including the chance to discover curious 19th century gadgets and motoring artefacts...

Main staircase in Palace House

Train below the stairs

Make sure you’re on your best behaviour as you present yourself to the costumed butler and housekeeper of Palace House. Be warned, starting at the bottom is the only way to join the team and start your career in service!

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learn about life as a mechanic

Don your overalls and help Jack Tucker complete his workshop checklist! Have you got what it takes to become a country garage apprentice?

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Discover curious gadgets

Put your detective skills to work in Palace House to work out how strange gadgets from the 19th century were used.

Hands-On Half-Term get hands-on

Race over to the National Motor Museum and get hands-on with motoring artefacts of a bygone era.

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Get behind the wheel

Get behind the wheel of the veteran Pope-Tribune in the National Motor Museum for the perfect selfie opportunity! Can you imagine driving along rough roads in a car like this?

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become a MEDIEVAL builder

Visit Beaulieu Abbey to pick up some medieval building tips and learn how to make an arch. You can even try on a monk's habit.

Travel log

Make sure to fill in your travel log as you make memories all together on your marvellous family day out. Don't forget to collect stamps along the way and take away a balloon car kit to build at home!

Please note: Timings and content may vary. We reserve the right to amend the programme without warning as circumstances dictate.

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All Included in your beaulieu ticket!

All of our school holiday activities are included in your general admission ticket, which gives entry to all the Beaulieu attractions, including The National Motor Museum, World of Top Gear, Palace House, Beaulieu Abbey and the Secret Army Exhibition.

Ticket prices & information

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Hands-On half-term was great. Full of fun packed things to see and do and we also returned to complete a second day of family fun!

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  • February 2019

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