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Simply Rallies - FAQ

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Simply Rally FAQ

Having reviewed arrangements, Beaulieu has announced that the ever-popular Simply car rallies will continue to take place over the remainder of the year. For those planning on visiting us, we've compiled a list of frequently asked questions for your assistance.

Are Simply rallies going ahead?

Our Simply rallies are going ahead as planned with the revised dates of the remaining Simply rallies on our Events page.

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.

Can I turn up and pay on the day?

Sorry, but at this time we require all participants to pre-book their tickets in order to ensure the site does not become overcrowded and to protect both our staff and you from handling payment transactions on the day. Tickets will be available on a first come first served basis in advance online.

Anyone arriving without a ticket will be turned away as a Simply participant on the day.

Please note tickets are per person and tickets must be purchased to cover all occupants of a vehicle

Will tickets sell out?

Simply rallies, Porsche, BMW & Smart will be limited. This may mean that tickets will sell out for certain Rimply rallies and we apologise for any disappointment this may cause.

Can I buy an extra ticket on the day for an additional passenger?

Sorry, but no tickets will be sold on the day and we will not be able to sell extra tickets to additional passengers on the day so please make sure your tickets cover all persons within a car.

Do I need to print my ticket?

Yes, under current circumstances we ask that all participants print their tickets so these can be handed in to the team on the entrance gate so that for yours and their safety any contact is kept to a minimum. We will have measures in place to avoid any direct contact.

I’m a previous ticket holder, do I need a new ticket?

As a previous ticket holder from the original date you do not need to do anything with your ticket, except print this to hand in on arrival on the day. Your ticket has been transferred to the new Simply date and your existing ticket will remain valid. We are aware the old date will appear on the ticket, but these will still be accepted.

I cannot attend the newly arranged date, what can I do?

If you are unable to attend the Simply rally, please get in touch with us at events@beaulieu.co.uk where we will be happy to offer a refund for your tickets.

Please note: refund requests will need to be requested at least 1 week prior to the relevant Simply date. If we have not heard from you after this time, we will assume that you are able to attend the Simply rally and no refunds will be offered as per our normal terms and conditions.

What time can I arrive?

Entry for Simply participants is from 9.30am-2pm. Please do not arrive prior to this as no facilities will be open.

Can I book a club stand?

As much as we appreciate that club stands are an important aspect of our Simply rallies, we have taken the decision to not take club stand bookings for this year. This is an additional measure we are taking in order for us to feasibly park all participants vehicles in a socially distanced manner.

How close will I be parked next to another car?

We will be parking all Simply participants in the parkland in order to allow for plenty of space between cars.

Cars will be parked as and when they arrive in order for us to park vehicles in a socially distanced manner.

Can I use my Friends of the National Motor Museum Pass?

Due to the limits on the number of tickets, NMMT pass holders will need to phone the Events Office on 01590 614614 to pre-order tickets as long as space permits. There will be no entry on the day for NMMT pass holders without tickets. The usual allowance of tickets applies to NMMT passes.

Can I use my B100 pass?

Due to the limits on the number of tickets, B100 pass holders will need to phone the Events Office on 01590 614614 to pre-order tickets as long as space permits. There will be no entry on the day for B100 pass holders without pre-booked tickets. The usual allowance of tickets applies to B100 passes.

Will I have access to the Beaulieu attraction?

Yes, your Simply ticket includes entry to the Beaulieu attraction. There are capacity limits for indoor spaces so please bear in mind that you may have to queue to visit certain areas such as the National Motor Museum.

Additional safety measures for Simply rallies.

Specifically for the Simply rallies, there will be no People’s Choice Award and no trade stands at our Simply rallies for this year in order to allow for a socially distanced rally to take place.

Our staff will be available to help you on the day but please maintain social distancing around the staff.

You will find the gate staff wearing PPE where 2m distance cannot be maintained.

We will not be accepting and payments on the day, all entry is via pre-booked tickets only. This is to protect both the staff member and yourselves.

Group gatherings

In line with government guidance, only visits of up to six people are permitted. We ask that you do not exceed a group of six people when visiting Beaulieu or gather in groups larger than 6 at our Simply rallies

Are the toilet facilities open?

Our parkland toilets will be open for participants and visitors but each unit will be operating a one in one out system.

We will also have the usual two sets of toilets open for visitors, one beneath the Brabazon Restaurant and the other near to the Abbey Domus.

All facilities will be monitored and cleaned regularly for your safety. Please use the hand sanitising stations before entering, wash your hands for a full 20 seconds, and sanitise again upon leaving.

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 offering a take-away service and a limited table service.

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 at safe distances 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.

What other safety and hygiene measures will you be taking to make me feel safe on my visit?

We have developed a Visitor Safety Promise, which can be read here (link to this)

What if I become worried onsite by seeing others not adhering to the rules?

We will have members of staff out and about on-site, but you can call a supervisor at any point on 01590 614646.

If I become unwell before my visit what should I do?

Please do not visit if you feel unwell with any symptoms of COVID-19 or have come into contact with anyone who may have symptoms. If this is the case and you have paid for your ticket, we will refund your purchase and hope to see you at a future event when well again. If this is the case, please email events@beaulieu.co.uk.

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