Grounds and gardens reopen to visitors for spring

Posted  16.03.2021
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From Monday 29 March, the Beaulieu visitor attraction will be welcoming local visitors back to its beautiful outdoor spaces, with the opportunity to explore the grounds and gardens of Palace House as springtime arrives.

The first step on the route to easing restrictions, in line with the Government’s roadmap, Beaulieu’s outdoor spaces will be the perfect destination for local families, couples and anyone looking for a delightful trip out in the glorious New Forest countryside.

As the plants and wildlife flourish with the arrival of the new season, enjoy the serenity of the Beaulieu Abbey Cloister and the tranquillity of the Mill Pond Walk. Be delighted by the springtime flowers of the Wilderness Garden, while the Beaulieu Estate team has been busy working to keep the charming Victorian Flower and Kitchen Gardens in fine order.

Lord Montagu’s guide to outdoor Beaulieu will guide you on your visit and highlight key points of interest, including the newly renovated Victorian ice house, while there are two new tree carvings to be discovered on the Mill Pond Walk.

Little Beaulieu

Younger visitors will be delighted by the reopening of Little Beaulieu, with huge fun to be found in this Beaulieu-themed adventure playground, while a family fun trail will keep the whole family entertained. Want to burn off more energy? Then why not follow a walking route as you stretch your legs in the Beaulieu parkland.

A visit to Beaulieu wouldn’t be complete without the opportunity to see some beautiful vehicles from the National Motor Museum, so look out for a handful lined up outside the museum entrance, with more to admire near to the Palace House garages.

The Brabazon restaurant will be open for takeaway service, with a selection of tasty snacks and refreshments on offer, while socially-distanced picnic tables dotted around the attraction will be ideal to take the weight off your feet.

Throughout the Easter week, from 2 – 11 April, look out for a historic vehicle driving around the grounds. Don’t forget to wave to the driver as it trundles past!

Although initially remaining closed, the National Motor Museum, Palace House, Beaulieu Abbey exhibition and World of Top Gear are planned to reopen from 17 May in line with the Government’s roadmap, while the Beaulieu visitor attraction shop is planned to reopen from 12 April*

To ensure the safety and enjoyment of visitors, capacity will be limited, assisted by our booking system allowing visitors to book their preferred date and arrival time. Beaulieu has also developed a Visitor Safety Promise to reassure visitors of the steps they are taking to help them feel safe during their day out.

A Beaulieu Grounds and Gardens admission ticket starts from £8 for adults, £6 for children and £24 for a family of up to 2 adults and up to 3 children. Tickets can be pre-booked here.

*These dates are subject to change, based on the Government’s roadmap. Please keep an eye on our website for the latest updates about the reopening of our attractions.

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