Monorail 50th Anniversary Celebrations

Our famous monorail is celebrating its 50th anniversary on the 31 July 2024
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Beaulieu Monorail 50th Anniversary
Beaulieu Monorail 50th Anniversary
Beaulieu Monorail 50th Anniversary

Do you love our famous Monorail as much as we do? Join us as we mark its 50th anniversary on the 31 July with a special day of celebrations and activities! 

To mark our beloved monorails 50th anniversary this year, we’re hosting a feast of anniversary celebrations and you’re invited! With special guests including The Wombles, live entertainment, fun family activities, new Monorail merch and much more, you won’t want to miss this special occasion!

Meet the Wombles!


The Wombles opened the Monorail in 1974, and we are excited to announce that they are returning for the anniversary celebrations in 2024!

Great Uncle Bulgaria and Orinoco will be making appearances between 10:30am and 3pm and will be ready to meet and greet our visitors. Bring your camera and take a snap next to some of the most iconic furry creatures ever to grace our TV screens.

Live entertainment


Beaulieu Monorail 50th Anniversary

Get in the party mood with Laurence Marshall’s traditional one-man band! This fun, jazzy, interactive entertainment will be sure to get visitors of all ages dancing and singing along whilst you wait for your ride on the monorails!

Face Painting


Beaulieu Monorail 50th Anniversary

From 10am – 2pm, face painting will be available for children and adults alike, offering a variety of colourful designs to complete your look. Whether you want to transform into a whimsical character or simply add a splash of colour to your day, the talented face painters have got you covered.

New Graphics


Beaulieu Monorail 50th Anniversary

Those who have visited Beaulieu recently may have noticed that the monorail has already undergone a celebratory refresh. Visitors joining us for the anniversary birthday party can check out the new designs on both the inside and outside of the carriages, along with updated commentary, paying homage to its rich history of this family favourite ride.

Brand-new Merch


Beaulieu Monorail 50th Anniversary

The Beaulieu Gift Shop is excited to introduce brand-new Monorail merchandise for you to pick up during your visit. Choose from a variety of special items, including a limited-edition pin badge, new decorations, keyrings, snap bands, and plush soft toy. There’s something for everyone to take home to commemorate this special year in the history of the Monorail. 

Monorail Memories

Beaulieu Monorail 50th Anniversary

Enter our ‘Monorail Memories’ competition to be in with a chance of winning tickets to the Monorail Birthday Party!

We’re asking you to share your cherished memories of the Monorail from the past 50 years. Submit a photo of you, your friends, or family enjoying a trip on the Monorail over the last 50 years and our favourites will be displayed in visitor reception for all to see. PLUS a select few will be invited to join us for the special day on the 31 July to recreate those memories.

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The Big Beaulieu Monorail Hunt 2024

Beaulieu Monorail 50th Anniversary

Beaulieu Monorail 50th Anniversary

After a very successful launch in 2023, The Big Beaulieu Bear Hunt is back! However, this year there is a twist!  The Big Beaulieu Monorail Hunt 2024 will take place on Monday 22nd July, celebrating our Monorails milestone 50th birthday. We will be heading out around the New Forest at the start of the summer holidays with Monorail soft toys to win along with a family ticket to the Birthday party!

Stay tuned on our social channels on Monday 22nd July, as we share clues and hints of our locations on Facebook and Instagram to help you in your quest! If you’re lucky enough to be the first on the scene and say the phrase ‘Monorail 50!’ you will win BIG!