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October Half-Term

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Get into the spirit of the season!

Discover the fantasy and folklore of Halloween at Beaulieu this October half-term - plus visit our brand new exhibition celebrating 50 years of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang!

Visit us between 20 - 28 October to see harvest festival-themed decorations in Palace House and celebrate the magic of autumn with all the family.

PLUS: Don't miss our fantasmagorical new exhibition in the National Motor Museum, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang 50 years, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the family favourite film!


Head to the Victorian Kitchen to watch the cook bake soul cakes, a traditional autumn recipe.


Traditional soul cakes


Discover your creative side with special arts and crafts activities to get stuck into.

See Mythical Creatures

Can you find the fairy doors along the Mill Pond Walk? How about the magnificent tree carvings of a griffin, the Hydra and the mythical Green Man?


Restless spirits have been seen and heard in Palace House over the centuries. Listen to costumed guides as they tell chilling ghost stories from the past.

Face Painting

Younger visitors can have their face painted with a ghoulish design. What will you choose to be?


Face painting in Palace House during October half-term


Can you spot where these eight-legged critters have gone?

Please note: Activities will end at 3pm on Saturday 27 October due to the Fireworks Spectacular event. Timings and content may vary. We reserve the right to amend the programme without warning as circumstances dictate.

Don't Miss!

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang 50 years

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang 50 Years

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, see a truly scrumptious collection of never-before-seen props, costumes and original artwork in the National Motor Museum in this fantasmagorical new exhibition.

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Fireworks Spectacular at Beaulieu

Fireworks Spectacular

Round off your half-term holiday with the Fireworks Spectacular on Saturday 27th October. One of the biggest in the south, the fireworks display is choreographed to music with a Back to the Eighties theme!

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For Britain and For The Hell of It Display in the National Motor Museum


All of our school holiday activities are included in your general admission ticket, which gives entry to The National Motor Museum, World of Top Gear, Palace House, Beaulieu Abbey and more.

Ticket prices and information

Stay in touch

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CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG © 1968 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is a registered trademark of Danjaq, LLC and United Artists Corp. and is used under licence by Danjaq, LLC and United Artists Corp. All Rights Reserved.

Fantastic place to visit. Lots to see and wonderful staff.

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