Motor enthusiasts are in for a treat, with no less than 14 Simply rallies taking place at Beaulieu throughout 2024. For those planning on taking part, we’ve compiled a list of frequently asked questions for your assistance.
Can I turn up and pay on the day?
We advise all participants to pre-book their tickets online to speed up arrivals. Tickets will be available to purchase online until 2pm on the day of the Simply rally when admission closes. We will have the facility to take payments on the day.
Please note tickets are per person and tickets must be purchased to cover all occupants of a vehicle.
Why haven’t I received an attachment with my email after purchasing my participant tickets?
You will not receive a pdf attachment with your email as your tickets are included in the email sent to you. If you “Download all Pictures” within the email then you will see your unique barcode which will be scanned upon arrival. However, if you have any trouble viewing this barcode, then please make a note of your booking reference number which can be used on the day instead.
My vehicle has broken down/I no longer own the relevant vehicle, can I still visit?
If your participant vehicle has broken down or you have since sold your vehicle but you would still like to visit, then you are able to pay an upgrade fee on the day of the Simply rally in our Visitor Reception. As participant tickets are only valid if arriving in a relevant marque vehicle for each Simply rally, i.e. a Ford at Simply Ford, there is an upgrade fee required, which will be the difference from your participant ticket to the advance general admission. Please bring your participant tickets with you on the day. Parking will be in the visitor car parks. Tickets are otherwise non-refundable and non-transferable as per our Terms & Conditions of sale.
What happens if I can no longer attend the Simply event?
All tickets purchased for the Simply events are non-transferable and non-refundable as per our Terms & Conditions of sale.
Will the event still go ahead in bad weather?
Yes, unless stated otherwise on the website, all Simply events will take place in all weather conditions. Please see the relevant Simply page for the latest updates.
Can I buy an extra ticket on the day for an additional passenger?
Yes, tickets will remain on sale online on the day of the event and additional tickets can be purchased online until admission closes at 2pm. Please ensure that everyone arriving in your vehicle has a ticket. We will take payments on the day if required.
Do I need to print my ticket?
All participants will have their ticket scanned on arrival. This can be printed to speed up arrival or can be shown on a mobile phone or tablet. Please ensure you have downloaded your ticket in advance of arriving at Beaulieu in case of network connection issues on arrival.
What time can I arrive?
Please see each specific Simply webpage or your tickets for arrival times as these do differ for each Simply event. Please do not arrive prior to the arrival time as no facilities will be open.
Arrivals for participants are up until 2pm.
What time can I leave?
Vehicles are able to leave at any point during the day, but please note that once you leave, you will not be able to re-enter the event and attraction. Your tickets include entry to all of the features of the Beaulieu attraction from opening at 10am until closing.
Our People’s Choice award will take place at 2pm on each Simply rally and we recommend remaining until after this time in case you have been selected as one of the top 3 vehicles.
Please note: We ask for vehicles not to leave during the peak arrival time for participating vehicles, as two entry lanes may be in operation.
Does my vehicle qualify?
For each Simply rally you must be arriving in the relevant vehicle for that specific Simply in order to purchase participant tickets. For instance, at Simply Ford, all Ford vehicles (any age and condition) are welcome. Please visit the relevant Simply webpages for details of which vehicle qualifies for each Simply. If you are unsure, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your vehicle details and which event you wish to attend as a participant.
Please note: if you arrive on the day in a vehicle that does not qualify for that specific Simply event, you will be directed to park within the visitor car parks and enter as a visitor through our visitor reception, an upgrade fee will apply.
Can I book a club stand?
Yes, we will be taking club stand bookings for all Simply rallies.
Please email email@example.com with details of the Simply you require a club stand for, club name, club contact, email, telephone and number of cars expected (minimum of 10 cars per club stand). Club information is sent out to the club organiser within 2 weeks of the relevant Simply Rally. Please note, club spaces are only reserved until 10.30am, after which the area will be used for general participant parking.
Can I use my Gift Aid pass?
The annual Gift Aid pass is valid only through visitor reception and gives you free access to the National Motor Museum only. Should you wish to use your Gift Aid pass and see the rest of the attraction and the event, you will need to enter through visitor reception and upgrade your visit to a full admission. If you would like to enter as a participant in a relevant marque vehicle, you will need to purchase participant tickets for each person within the vehicle. The Gift Aid annual pass is not valid as a participant entry.
Will we be able to buy food and drink onsite?
You will be able to purchase food and drink from an outdoor catering unit* as well as the onsite Brabazon restaurant.
*please note, catering units are not available at all Simply Rallies.
Can we bring our own picnic?
You are very welcome to bring your own picnic to enjoy during your visit. A number of picnic benches will be dotted around for your use, or you can bring a picnic blanket and find a shady spot to relax. We ask that you do not use any form of BBQ and dispose of your rubbish in a bin.
Will I have access to the Beaulieu attraction?
Yes, your Simply ticket includes entry to the Beaulieu attraction.
Where will I be parked?
The majority of our parking for Simply participant vehicles is on grass within the Beaulieu attraction. There is limited hard standing space available and we cannot guarantee where you will be parked on the day.
Will tickets sell out?
Our Simply rallies are due to go ahead without capacity limits in place, as such tickets should not sell out. We do suggest that you pre-book your ticket online in advance to help speed up your arrival.
When do your Early Bird tickets finish?
You can benefit by purchasing our Early Bird participant tickets which are on sale until 31st January 2024. Please visit each specific Simply webpage for further ticket information and to buy tickets.
When do tickets change in price?
After our Early Bird tickets finish on 31st January 2024, advanced tickets will be available to purchase for all Simply rallies. These will change to the standard ticket price based on the date of each specific Simply, approximately 2 weeks before the rally takes place. Please visit the specific event pages for more information.
When do tickets go off sale?
Tickets go off sale at 2pm on the day of the rally, when participant admission closes.
Can I use my Friends of the National Motor Museum Pass?
Yes, pass holders can pre-order tickets online through the relevant Simply page. Please make sure you also bring your membership card with you on the day with your tickets. The usual allowance of tickets applies to NMMT passes.
Can I use my B100 pass?
Yes, pass holders can pre-order tickets online through the relevant Simply page. Please make sure you also bring your membership card with you on the day with your tickets. The usual allowance of tickets applies to B100 passes.
Are the toilet facilities open?
We will have our toilets open for visitors, one beneath the Brabazon Restaurant and the other near to the Abbey Domus. At our larger Simply Rallies, our parkland toilets will also be open.
What will happen if the Simply is cancelled?
If the Simply rally cannot go ahead, we will contact all ticket holders to let them know and advise on the next steps we will take with their booking.
Your tickets also include entry into the entire Beaulieu attraction. Please also visit our attraction FAQs which may help answer your query about visiting Beaulieu.