Get hands-on and experience a touch of luxury at Beaulieu this February half-term.

Inspired by the National Motor Museum's dazzling new display, The Luxury of Motoring, we're inviting all our visitors to enjoy a taste of the finer things in life this half-term (10th - 18th February).

Discover what life was like for those at the top, then take a peek 'below stairs' to see how their chauffeurs, maids and cooks lived.

Pick up your Hands-On Half-Term Pass Book and collect a stamp from each of the activity stations.

Design Your Own Mascot

Take inspiration from the glittering display of Lalique car mascots in The Luxury of Motoring to create your own mascot design.

Lalique glass car mascot

strike a pose

Drape yourself in luxurious fabric to recreate the iconic pose of the Rolls-Royce Spirit of Ecstasy.

Spirit of Ecstasy mascot

Make a Top Hat

Rumour has it that one of the earliest top hats nearly caused a riot when it was first worn in public. Create a stir by making your very own top hat to take home.

Handle Historic motoring objects

Get your hands on an array of motoring artefacts.

Meet Lord Montagu's Chauffeur

Lord Montagu's chauffeur has so many tales to tell! Chat to Mr Stephens about life as a chauffeur to the aristocracy. If you're lucky you might even be able to spot him driving around the grounds in his historic vehicle.

Visit the Victorian Kitchen

Get hands-on in Palace House's Victorian Kitchen as Lord Montagu's Cook or her Kitchen Maid prepare traditional dishes.

Become a Medieval Builder

Visit the monk in Beaulieu Abbey to pick up some medieval building tips and learn how to make an arch.

Arch building in Beaulieu Abbey

Dress As A monk

Try on a monk's habit in Beaulieu Abbey. How does it compare to the luxurious motoring fabrics you saw in the National Motor Museum?

Culinary Touch Experience

Take a pit stop in the Brabazon restaurant and put your hand in each mystery box to guess what food ingredients are inside.

Please note: Timings and content may vary. We reserve the right to amend the programme without warning as circumstances dictate.


All Included in your beaulieu ticket!

All of our school holiday activities are included in your general admission ticket, which gives entry to The National Motor Museum, World of Top Gear, Palace House, Beaulieu Abbey and more.

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