Published: Tuesday, 27 February 2018 17:41
Pick up your magnifying glass and put your detective skills to the test this Easter!
From Friday 30th March - Sunday 15th April we're inviting all our visitors to become nature detectives and explore the wonders of the natural world on our bird-themed Easter trail.
Pick up your trail bag and explore our beautiful gardens to collect all the items and complete the activities. If you get stuck the Nature Detective will be on hand to give you some clues!
Go On A Nature Hunt
Collect a trail bag and go hunting for natural treasure in the Beaulieu gardens. Collect all the clues and complete the trail to pick up your Nature Detective bug prize.
Meet the Nature Detective
Come and say hello to the Nature Detective. Make sure you wave as he drives by in his Willys Jeep!
Make dough bird shapes
Join Lord Montagu's cook in the Victorian Kitchen and help her create bird shapes out of dough.
See Amazing Tree Carvings
Can you find the tree-top griffin, the magnificent green man or the many-headed serpent?
Free Face Painting
Go incognito with our free nature-themed face painting. Running 11am - 4pm daily.
Join in with bird-making and colouring crafts in Palace House.
Learn about falconry
Find out about the ancient art of falconry in the brand new Abbot's Mews display. You might even be lucky enough to meet Lord Montagu's falconer!
Spot Woodland Fairies
If you tiptoe quietly down the Mill Pond Walk you might be able to spot the homes of the woodland fairies.
Fly over to the Brabazon Restaurant to tuck into seasonal Easter treats. Have a go at the 'Guess the number of eggs' competition for a chance to win a jar of chocolate eggs.
Plus... even more activities over the EASTER WEEKEND
Visit us over the Easter weekend (Friday 30th March - Monday 2nd April) to take part in even more fun activities!
See Vehicles in Action
See amazing historic vehicles from the National Motor Museum motoring around the grounds.
Meet The Easter Bunny
Don't miss your chance to meet the larger-than-life Easter Bunny.
Golden egg hunt
Join the Golden egg hunt at Beaulieu this Easter weekend, from Good Friday March 30th to Monday April 2nd. Find the symbols on the golden eggs hidden around the Beaulieu attraction and crack the code for a chance to win!
The lucky winner of the Golden egg hunt is in for a real treat, with an indulgent overnight stay for two at the Master Builder’s hotel on the picturesque banks of the Beaulieu River. The prizes don’t end there. Four runners-up will each receive a pair of tickets to the Beaulieu Fireworks Spectacular on October 27th.
Terms and conditions:
- • The prize is based on two people sharing a room on a date to be arranged during 2018.
- • Dinner in the Riverview restaurant (£30pp)
- • Bar bill and drinks are not included and will be payable when checking out
- • The prize is non-transferable and no cash alternative will be given
- • The competition closes at 5pm on Monday April 2nd. Only entries received before the closing date will be included in the free prize draw
- • By entering the competition you agree to the use of your details in publicity relating to the competition
The runner-up prize:
- • Each runner-up will receive two free tickets, valid for entry to the Beaulieu Fireworks Spectacular from 3pm on Saturday 27th October.
Please note: Timings and content may vary. We reserve the right to amend the programme without warning as circumstances dictate.
Published: Wednesday, 20 December 2017 17:30
Since June 2017 Beaulieu Parish Council has installed at the junction of the B3054 and the High Street a closed circuit television system.
This equipment records vehicle movements (ANPR) and pedestrian activity around that area. Signs notifying the presence of surveillance cameras are in place with further signs being added.
The policy of the Parish Council is to is to share images with the Criminal justice System. Stored images will only be kept for a minimum amount of time.
In the event of an incident which the surveillance equipment may have recorded please telephone 101 and report the matter to the police.
The administrator of the system on behalf of the Parish Council is Cllr Fairweather. Should you wish to contact the Parish Council please email the clerk through the website.
Beaulieu Parish Council has adopted the Code of Practice as suggested by the Surveillance Camera Commissioner.
Already the system has proved useful to the Police and the keeping of our community in Beaulieu safe is a Parish Council priority.
Published: Tuesday, 05 December 2017 18:15
Beaulieu’s stunning new display The Luxury of Motoring with glittering Lalique mascots, brand new group visit tours which take you behind the scenes and new events for next season’s calendar are all reasons to visit in 2018.
The National Motor Museum with its collection of more than 250 vehicles from throughout motoring history, the new-look World of Top Gear, On Screen Cars, the ancestral Montagu family home of Palace House, 13th century Beaulieu Abbey and the stunning grounds and gardens are all included in a general admission ticket. Tickets can be bought in advance online. For tickets or more information click here.
new for 2018
the luxury of motoring
A stunning collection of 28 Lalique glass car mascots will be on show together for the first time as the glittering centrepiece of The Luxury of Motoring, a new display which opens early in 2018 at the National Motor Museum, Beaulieu.
This brand new gallery showcases a selection of the most luxurious cars ever built and tells the story of their design, the people who owned them and the chauffeurs who drove them. Spanning the golden age of luxury motoring to today’s aspirational cars, perceptions of taste and class are themes that are explored through a range of fascinating objects, films and rarely seen images from the National Motor Museum Trust’s archives.
A stunning collection of 28 Lalique glass car mascots will be on show together for the first time in 2018 at the National Motor Museum
group visit tours
New tours for 2018 offer expert guides who are keen to share their passion for the 800 years of history and heritage on show at Beaulieu, bringing together more than 60 years’ experience of welcoming group visits.
The Luxury of Motoring offers a tour of the new display with its stunning collection of Lalique glass car mascots, showcase of the most luxurious cars and the stories of the people who designed, owned and drove them.
In the exclusive new Chief Engineer Tour gain behind-the-scenes access to Beaulieu’s workshop and hear the stories of National Motor Museum Manager and Chief Engineer Doug Hill, who started work as an apprentice at Beaulieu 40 years ago. Book early for this limited availability tour. For more details click here.
An exciting new event and extra feature are part of Beaulieu’s 2018 calendar line-up for motoring enthusiasts and fabulous family entertainment. Building on a record-breaking Simply season in 2017, brand new Simply Audi on April 29th will be added to the rallies where owners of popular marques gather in the grounds of the National Motor Museum. In the 70th anniversary year of the Land Rover in 2018, Beaulieu will also add the new feature of Simply Rummage to its popular Simply Land Rover on June 24th.
Award-winning International Autojumble on September 1st-2nd and Spring Autojumble on May 19th-20th offer thousands of stands selling classic and vintage spares, memorabilia and cars for sale. While Beaulieu Supercar Weekend on August 4th-5th is a high octane two-day showdown of some of the most impressive cars on the planet. For tickets and more information click here or call 01590 612888.
Beaulieu Supercar Weekend on August 4th-5th is a high octane two-day showdown of some of the most impressive cars on the planet
a new-look world of top gear
After an exciting launch with Top Gear presenter Chris Harris, the new-look World of Top Gear reflects the changes to the new-look BBC Top Gear. Amazing new exhibits from the world’s biggest motoring show include the impressive Ssangyacht built from the world’s ugliest people carrier, the longest limousine selfie opportunity ever and a marine feature displaying boat challenge vehicles. While the Enormodrome boasts a brand new studio in keeping with the style of the latest series. In homage to the past, there will still be plenty of vehicles and rarely seen images from the National Motor Museum Trust’s archives.
After an exciting launch with Top Gear presenter Chris Harris, the new-look World of Top Gear reflects the changes to the new-look BBC Top Gear
working victorian kitchen
In an exciting recent project, Beaulieu has opened the newly restored Victorian Kitchen at Palace House where you can see Lord Montagu’s cook preparing authentic dishes on the range during school holidays. Her homemade cakes, biscuits and preserves are also on sale in the kitchen shop. The original kitchen from the Victorian era was gutted to make way for a motorcycle display in the early 1950s and has been fully restored to working order for visitors to Beaulieu.
Beaulieu has opened the newly restored Victorian Kitchen at Palace House where you can see Lord Montagu’s cook preparing authentic dishes on the range during school holidays
mythical tree carvings and fairy doors
A set of three mythical creature tree carvings have been added to the attraction. A legendary Green Man, many-headed serpent stretching out across the Beaulieu River and a tree-top griffin, the mythical creature which supports the Montagu family coat of arms, are all on the walking trail. Enter the realms of magic with a stroll along Mill Pond Walk and find fairy doors and statues in woodland trees along the pathway.
A set of three mythical creature tree carvings have been added to the attraction