Get set for Summer Holiday Fun at Beaulieu!

Summer holiday fun at Beaulieu
Posted  11.07.2024
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Get ready for a summer filled with thrilling adventures as history comes to life at Beaulieu between 22 July – 1 September. Meet vibrant living history characters, experience phantasmagorical rides, and see exciting new exhibitions across the attraction.

Following a triumphant return during the Easter and May school holidays, the beloved motoring parades are back for Summer. Witness vehicles from different eras of motoring history roar to life and embark on demonstration laps around the events arena. Keep an eye out for some exciting new additions to the lineup with cars from TV and Film including the Whomobile from Doctor Who!

Summer holiday fun at Beaulieu

As you wander the attraction, make sure you look out for living history characters that will bring the past to life. Observe the timeless artistry of falconry as Lord Montagu’s falconer exercises his birds on the Lawns of Palace House, say hello to mechanic Jack Tucker and his handling table of nuts and bolts in the National Motor Museum, and chat to friendly costumed staff in Palace House including Lord Montagu’s cook and his Scullery Maids. Children can collect all their characters cards during their visit, including a limited-edition card from Lord Montagu himself.

Summer holiday fun at Beaulieu

Beaulieu’s Fairy and Dragon sculpture trail has been extended into the summer holidays too. If you haven’t had a chance to visit yet, there is now plenty of time to explore this stunning woodland sculpture trail which is located on the Mill Pond Walk.  Spot intricately woven willow sculptures within the grounds and gardens and keep an eye out for wonderful woodland creatures, magical unicorns, enchanted fairies and dragons and even mischievous boggarts hiding in the foliage.

Summer holiday fun at Beaulieu

Visitors can make their day a truly unforgettable one by setting off on a whimsical adventure in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang or Mr. Toad’s car*. Treat your family to a one-of-a-kind experience as you dive into the pages of these cherished stories where imagination meets history. These enchanting rides will take you on a journey around the attraction, offering glimpses of Beaulieu Abbey and Palace House before bringing you back to the National Motor Museum.

Once you’re inside the National Motor Museum, motoring enthusiasts can explore one of the finest collections of vehicles and motoring memorabilia including recently opened exhibition Streets Ahead: Motoring in Mid Century Britain, full of nostalgia and memories that will transport you to a bygone era from the 1950s to the 1970s. Then, just outside by the Arena, recreate memories back inside classic cars that your family may have owned during the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s and 90’s in the new “We Had One of Those” display.

Summer holiday fun at Beaulieu

That’s not all. The Beaulieu Monorail is celebrating its 50th Anniversary in 2024. Join for a day full of celebrations on the 31 July! This landmark event will mark the milestone anniversary of the ever-popular Skytrain with live music, special guests, face painting and of course, unlimited rides on the Monorail. Guests are also invited to enter the Monorail Memories competition to be in with a chance of winning VIP tickets to the special day!

Monorail 50th anniversary celebrations at Beaulieu this summer holiday

The bustling event season continues throughout the summer holidays too, with a whole host of Simply Rallies from Simply Italian to Simply Aston Martin and many more. Plus, don’t miss the must-see family spectacular Beaulieu Supercar Weekend on the 3-4 August, which brings some of the world’s most exclusive and desirable motors to Beaulieu and gives you the opportunity to see and hear these impressive motors up close! The mysterious, helmet-wearing figure, The Stig from BBC’s Top Gear, is also set to make an appearance on both days.

Visitors can also make use of the return for free offer to ensure they don’t miss out on anything this summer**. This offer will allow them and their original guests to come back for an additional visit in the six days after their first visit.

Summer holiday fun at Beaulieu

Whether exploring the New Forest on holiday or simply looking for a day out with the family, Beaulieu is the ideal destination to enjoy a marvellous day out, together. Visit for more information and to book your tickets now.

*Additional charges apply for rides in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Mr Toads car, with tickets bookable upon arrival.

** Return for free cannot be used for Beaulieu Supercar Weekend on 3 & 4 August.

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