Join us from the 11th – 19th February and make the most of our Kids Go FREE* offer this Hands-On Half-Term!
Come and create special family memories at Beaulieu, with a whole host of indoor and outdoor fun! There’s so much to see and do, from hands-on crafts, to new exhibitions.
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*Tickets must be booked at least one day in advance online. Offer only valid alongside the purchase of a paying Adult/Senior ticket. Maximum 3 children per adult.
Want to be a mechanic? Pop down to Jack Tucker’s Garage in the National Motor Museum, where legendary Jack loves a chat! Pull on some overalls, don your flat cap and learn about life as a country mechanic in Jack’s 1930s garage, where there’s plenty of bolts, nuts and artefacts to tinker with!
There’s more to the National Motor Museum than the museum itself! Come and explore behind-the-scenes at the National Motor Museum Trust Collection Centre, where you can book exciting tours on the 11th February through their collection of almost 1.9 million automotive objects!
Next, step back in time at Palace House, the historic home of the Montagu family. See fascinating 19th Century gadgets in action, still used by the Victorian house staff – who bid you a friendly welcome! Spot the marmalade shredder, the carpet sweeper and the tongue press… and learn all about these unusual artefacts! Get whisking alongside the busy Kitchen Maid, and check out the Montagu family’s extraordinary hat collection – and enjoy plenty of photo opportunities as you try them on!
Our exciting play area, Little Beaulieu, is full of crazy contraptions! Clamber across the epic climbing wall, share secrets down the fun funnel speaker, and release your inner Mozart on our xylophone chimes! Peek through our telescope, and try not to get in a tangle as you tackle the tricky rope maze! There’s plenty of interactive fun to be had – and parents can enjoy Little Beaulieu too, with a hot drink or delicious snack in the outdoor seating area beside the handy onsite café!
In the Secret Army Exhibition, learn about the extraordinary Special Operations Executive agents who trained on the Beaulieu Estate during World War II, and who risked their lives on top secret missions in Nazi-occupied Europe. See their clever cryptic gadgets, from a hidden radio inside a biscuit tin, to a map carefully folded inside a shaving brush!
Walk in the footsteps of monks at Beaulieu Abbey, who lived there more than 800 years ago. Learn all about the 13th Century abbey, see how it was built and admire the beautiful stone arches that have stood at Beaulieu for centuries. You can even put your masonry skills to the test – and have a go at building one yourself!
Save your feet by hopping aboard Beaulieu’s much-loved Veteran Bus as you continue to explore, and make sure to experience a bird’s eye view from our famous green Monorail – which even cuts through the roof of the National Motor Museum! The car’s the star in On Screen Cars, while recently refurbished World of Top Gear showcases iconic cars from memorable TV challenges across the many seasons. For a tranquil walk, experience the stunning grounds and gardens, where our riverside Mill Pond walk offers some of the best views in the New Forest.
Beaulieu, where marvellous days out are enjoyed together, is the perfect place to explore during February half-term. Book your tickets now!