This half-term between 21st – 29th October, have two days out for the price of one at Beaulieu! Our return for free offer lets you come back once more within six days of your original visit, at no extra cost*.
With all of our seasonal activities to get involved in, new exhibitions to see and different attractions to visit, you won’t want to miss out on any of the October half-term fun!
Inside Palace House venture into the Portrait Gallery and hear spooky ghost stories from the rich history of the Montagu’s ancestral home, then find Lord Montagu’s cook baking delicious seasonal recipes in the Victorian kitchen. Just outside Palace House in the atmospheric ruins of Beaulieu Abbey, save time to meet Lord Montagu’s falconer and see his majestic birds take flight and glide around the Abbey Cloister.
It doesn’t stop there. While you take a perfect seasonal stroll around the glorious grounds and gardens, make your way to the bothy in the Victorian Vegetable Garden to help make spooky potions and discover which herbs the Monks believed would cure which ailments when they lived at Beaulieu many centuries ago.
As you explore the National Motor Museum, keep your eyes peeled for hidden ghostly ghouls, how many can you spot? Then discover this year’s headline exhibition Motopia? Past Future Visions. This exhibition looks at future visions of the motor car from the past, ideas that have become reality, and visions still to be realised. Be immersed in 130 years of future thinking about automobility and explore how this has influenced what we ride and drive today. Then, be sure to leave time to check out the recently updated In Focus Gallery inside the museum which is now celebrating 100 years of MG, the famous British automotive marque founded by Cecil Kimber.
Little ones will love letting off steam in the enchanting Little Beaulieu adventure play area, a wooden replica of the Montagu ancestral home of Palace House. The magical wooden palace is full of quirky features to try out and secret passageways to discover. No matter the weather, parents can enjoy a warm hot chocolate and tasty snack in the family-friendly outdoor seating area, while kids let their imaginations run wild.
Younger visitors can also get involved with the adventure stamp trail as they explore the attraction. With 5 stamps to discover and a trail sheet to guide them, it’s a perfect activity as well as a memorable keepsake from their exciting day out.
Whether you’re exploring the New Forest on holiday this October half-term or simply looking for a day out with the family, Beaulieu is the ideal destination to enjoy a marvellous day out, together.
Motopia? Past Future Visions, Little Beaulieu and all of the October half-term activities are included in your general admission ticket to Beaulieu, which also includes entry to the National Motor Museum, World of Top Gear, On Screen Cars, Palace House, Secret Army exhibition, Beaulieu Abbey, its grounds and gardens and unlimited rides on the Monorail and Veteran Bus. Visit www.beaulieu.co.uk for more information and to book your tickets now.
* To use the Return for Free offer, please collect a pass from National Motor Museum. The pass is valid for the original guests only.