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Monday 19th March:  We are open today but due to the snow we are unable to operate the monorail.

Simply VW

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Meet with fellow VW owners and enthusiasts

All VW owners are invited to drive into Beaulieu on Saturday 16th June and park up within the museum complex for Simply VW. It promises to be a superb day out for both VW owners and enthusiasts.

From modern marvels such as the VW Golf GTI to classics such as the split-screen VW Campervan or the original VW Beetle, all models are welcome. It is set to provide a great opportunity to admire some cult vehicles and to connect with fellow VW fans.

All participants have the opportunity to be chosen as the winner of the People’s Choice Award, selected by public vote. The winner will receive the Beaulieu Simply VW trophy.

You can see more photos of last year's event here.

Vintage Village

The Bows and Braces Vintage Village will be choc-a-block with a variety of high quality vintage traders celebrating decades of all things vintage. It will be an opportunity to purchase unique items from the 1920s to the 1980s for your wardrobe and decorating your home. Glamorous ladies fashion & menswear, an array of vintage jewellery, upcycled furniture, vibrant homewares and kitchenalia. Look out for Vintage luggage, maps, records and curiosities.

Vintage Hair Parlour

From Vintage hair styles to full makeovers, Paulas Vintage Parlour will be there to make you feel like you have stepped back in time. Over the weekend you'll be able to visit the pop up salon for Victory Rolls, Marcel Waves or a 60's Beehive.

Why not take out the stress and book in advance? For pricing and bookings please email: paula3436@gmail.com

Best Dressed Competition

Get your glad rags on and enter our Best-Dressed competition to show off your style! We've prizes for three exciting categories:

  • Best-dressed Individual
  • Best-dressed Family or Group
  • Best dressed Campervan


Participant prices are only valid if arriving in a VW and taking part in the event. Standard admission fee applies for all other visitors.

Tickets can be purchased in advance online or on arrival. A £1 handling charge per order applies when purchased by telephone.

Participant tickets are not valid for those arriving on foot.

*Advance tickets available until 5pm on 5th April 2018. Standard tickets are available from 5pm on 14th June 2018.

Adult Child
Participants - Advance* £10.00 £5.00
Participants - Standard/ On the Day* £12.00 £6.00
Visitors Normal admission applies.

Camping options are available for those also wishing to attend the Hot Rod & Custom Drive In Day on Sunday 17th June, please see below for more information.

Buy Participant Tickets

Buy Visitor Tickets


Pre-booked clubs are welcome at our Simply events. Please contact the Events team at least two weeks prior to the event to reserve your space.

We will need to know the number of vehicles expected to attend and they will require at least one e-ticket per vehicle taking part. Club Information will be emailed to Club Organisers approximately two weeks prior to the event once we have received final vehicle numbers for your club.

Clubs are requested to arrive at the same time in order to allow our stewards to park your members faster.


We are pleased to be able to offer camping on Saturday evening for participants of Simply VW also wishing to attend the Hot Rod & Custom Drive-In Day.

Simply VW participants who meet the entry criteria for the Hot Rod & Custom Drive-In Day and also wish to display their vehicle on Sunday are eligible to receive camping free of charge.

Simply VW participants that do not meet the entry criteria for the Hot Rod & Custom Drive-In Day but still wish to attend on Sunday as a visitor, are eligible for camping at a charge of £10 per unit and are also eligible to save on admission by purchasing a Hot Rod & Custom participant ticket.

Please complete and return a booking form.

  • Camping must be booked once Hot Rod & Custom Participant tickets have been purchased.  
  • Camping must be booked in advance of the event. 
  • There will be no Saturday camping available for those not attending the Hot Rod & Custom Drive-In Day


Entry with your VW is from 9.00am – the Brabazon Restaurant will be open for bacon rolls, cakes, teas and coffee.

Please note cars cannot leave and re-enter the grounds for the Simply Rally without a further fee being paid to cover the occupants.


If you wish to park up alongside your friends, you must all arrive together with individual e-tickets as we are unable to reserve adjacent spaces for later arrivals.

Only 1 e-ticket is produced per order, if you are being joined by friends in separate vehicles, please ensure you make separate orders.

If you are purchasing tickets for multiple vehicles please call 01590 614614 and tickets will be posted to you. A £1 handling charge per order applies when purchased by telephone.


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We are very lucky to be located in the heart of the New Forest however this does offer up some unique hazards on the roads.

Please drive carefully and responsibly when attending our events and be aware of free-roaming animals and cyclists on the roads. Due to the close proximity of our neighbours, please be respectful when entering and leaving the event.

Watch The Video

This video features coverage from a previous Simply VW at Beaulieu.


Are tickets per person or per vehicle?
Tickets are charged per person.

Can I photograph/ film the event?
Whilst Beaulieu welcomes visitors to take their own still images and film whilst at an event, these should be for personal use only and not for commercial resale without the prior consent of Beaulieu. All commercial requests must be emailed to pr@beaulieu.co.uk prior to attending an event.

Can I bring my drone?
No, the use of unmanned aerial vehicles or drones by visitors for film and photography purposes whilst on the Beaulieu attraction car parking and other related parkland and grounds is strictly prohibited.

Can I use my return for free?
If you are visiting the event you can use your return for free however it is not valid for those wishing to show their vehicle

For more frequently asked questions please visit our FAQ page.

Great atmosphere, friendly marshals on the gate, good price for me and my 2 kids, a real nice chilled Sunday with the price including the museum, would certainly recommend it and will be back next year, thank you to the organisers.

  • Facebook
  • June 2016

I just wanted to say how much we enjoyed ourselves at the VW event. The venue, facilities and atmosphere were perfect and the organisation was second to none. Congratulations to all involved, and thank you again for a wonderful day.

  • Simply VW Participant
  • June 2015

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