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Bonnets Galore with cavalcade for Easter at Beaulieu

There are Bonnets Galore for Easter at Beaulieu when the attraction comes to life with amazing motors being brought out of the National Motor Museum and driven around the grounds of the attraction from April 6th to Easter Monday April 22nd.


Discover the sights, sounds and smells of motoring history as Beaulieu revives its daily cavalcade tradition from the 1970s – ’90s for Easter visitors. On show will be the Chitty Chitty Bang Bang reconstruction and vehicles spanning motoring history including the veteran 1904 De Dion Bouton, vintage 1927 Austin 12/4, 1938 Morris Eight, wartime 1943 Willys Jeep and classic 1963 Ford Cortina.* Look out for the Victorian Penny Farthing, 1960 BSA motorcycle and sidecar in yellow AA livery and Beaulieu’s Veteran Bus.

Under the bonnet de Dion

See a selection of the vehicles in the cavalcade as it parades across the Events Arena each afternoon, then head inside the museum to take a peek beneath the open bonnets of even more remarkable machines and talk to museum guides about the vehicles’ incredible stories.

Cavalcade at Beaulieu early 1980's

For bonnets of a different kind, visit Palace House where you will find Easter bonnets and Victorian costumes to try on for a selfie opportunity. Roll up your sleeves in the Victorian Kitchen and help Lord Montagu’s cook roll out Easter biscuits, talk to costumed guides about life in the 19th century and join in with Easter craft activities. Younger visitors can also have their face painted with Easter designs. 

Easter bonnets

Fill in our new travel log to create memories from your visit and complete the fun activities, fascinating questions and drawings, then collect stamps at each part of the attraction.

Face painting

Over Easter weekend (Good Friday April 18th - Easter Monday April 22nd) see the larger-than-life Easter bunny as it hops through the daffodils in the grounds of the attraction. Why not take a picture to add to your travel log? 

Palace House in spring

All Easter activities are included in the general admission ticket to Beaulieu, which includes entry to the National Motor Museum with its Chitty Chitty Bang Bang 50 years exhibition, World of Top Gear, On Screen Cars, Palace House, Beaulieu Abbey with its Abbot’s Mews falconry exhibition and the spring-time grounds and gardens.

Chitty reconstruction

* Historic cars in the daily cavalcades may be subject to change each day.



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