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New Forest VW Santa Run

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The New Forest VW Santa Run will visit Beaulieu...

The New Forest VW Santa Run will return to Beaulieu for its seventh year on Sunday 29th November 2020, raising funds for the Piam Brown unit at Southampton General Hospital.

The event is open to all classic and custom VWs who are participating in the Santa Run; from split-screens, Beetles, buggies, golfs and caddies to T4s and T5s.

This year the format will change from previous years as the Hospital cannot accept presents this year, as such the vehicles will not depart on their run to Southampton General Hospital. Instead the vehicles will be on display for the majority of the day for everyone to see.

Many vehicles and participants enter into the Christmas spirit with festive costumes for themselves, their VWs and sometimes even their dog making this the perfect opportunity to start the festive season.

For further details on participating in the event and to purchase participant tickets please visit the Santa Run Facebook page and contact the organiser direct.

Please note: participant entry is limited, please register your interest with the Santa Run as soon as possible.

The VW Santa Run will be going ahead as planned. The rally will run in a format where everyone attending (no groups permitted) are parked in a socially distanced manner with plenty of space for spectators to view the cars without gathering in groups.

In accordance with Government guidance, from 14th September by law you can only visit in a group of up to six people, unless you are visiting as a household or support bubble which is larger than six.

The Beaulieu visitor attraction, for which you have entry included, has full safety measures in place and has been awarded the We’re Good to Go accreditation from Visit England.. More details can be found here.

Vehicle entry

Entry with your VW car is from 9.30am - 12pm. Please make sure you have your ticket printed, ready to be scanned on arrival. Our visitor facing staff will be on hand to welcome you in a safe manner.

All vehicles will be parked spaciously to ensure social distancing measures are adhered to at all times.

Please do not arrive early as no facilities will be open prior to 9:30am. Cars cannot leave and re-enter the grounds for the VW Santa Run.

Tickets & prices

Participant prices are only valid if arriving in a VW car and taking part in the rally. They are not valid for those arriving on foot. Tickets must be pre-booked by contacting the VW Santa Run. There will be a capacity limit in place and tickets will be sold on a first come first served basis. No tickets will be sold on the day, non-ticket holders will be turned away.

If you are wishing to arrive on foot as a visitor, you can purchase these tickets here. Please note, visitor tickets will go on sale 2 weeks prior to the event.

Children under 5 require a ticket, this can be booked online free of charge with participant tickets.

Participant and visitor tickets will include entrance to the rest of the Beaulieu attraction, including the National Motor Museum, however please do be aware, we have strictly limited the number of visitors inside our indoor spaces at one time to ensure social distancing guidelines are always met. The best time to view the vehicles on display is from 9.30am - 2pm.

Adult Child
Participants - Advance* £15 £5.25
Participants - Standard/On the Day Unavailable Unavailable
Visitors Normal admission applies

*Advance tickets will be available to purchase by contacting the VW Santa Run directly here, and will be available until capacity is reached. All entrance fees will be passed on to the VW Santa Run charity.


As well as being an opportunity to view an array of VWs, there is also the opportunity to enjoy all that Beaulieu has to offer... Your entry will include admission to all the Beaulieu attractions including; the National Motor Museum, World of Top Gear, Place House, Beaulieu Abbey and our new children's play area for 2020, Little Beaulieu.

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