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Summer Holiday Fun

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Join us for a fun-packed summer!

Sunhats, t-shirts and ice cream at the ready...the summer holidays are here! There's so much to see and do at Beaulieu this summer.

From the National Motor Museum’s Motoring in Miniature - Toys of Your Childhood exhibition to a bustling events calendar, there's something for all the family, together.





Beaulieu's resident falconer with one of his birds

From Saturday 24th July - Friday 3rd September* meet Lord Montagu's falconer and watch amazing falconry displays. Don't forget to visit the Abbot's Mews exhibition in Beaulieu Abbey to learn more about the history of these magnificent birds.

Display timings:

  • 1pm in the Beaulieu Abbey Cloister
  • 3pm on the Palace House lawn

*Falconry displays will not be taking place on the 6th, 7th and 8th August


Child having fun in Little Beaulieu

The gates of Little Beaulieu are open and ready to welcome you this summer.

Lookout towers, magical bookcases a tricky rope maze and so much more; there's a secret around every corner...

PLUS younger tots have their own zone of Little Beaulieu, packed with a sand pit for excavations as well as the wooden play bus, modelled on Beaulieu’s Veteran Bus which drives visitors around the attraction.


Motoring in Miniature - Toys of your Childhood exhibition in the National Motor Museum

Relive the joy and excitement of your favourite childhood toy cars in this fun-filled family exhibition in the National Motor Museum that showcases more than 800 toy cars and pedal cars.


Sculpture at Beaulieu has returned for 2021, featuring the works from international and national sculptors, on display until 30th August.

Each piece has been carefully selected to take full advantage of their unique backdrop; from the atmospheric ruins of Beaulieu Abbey to the serene beauty of the Victorian Flower Garden and the intimate setting of Palace House.




Creative Workshops in the National Motor Museum

On selected days* this summer get hands-on with creative workshops in and around the National Motor Museum. Take part in a range of activities inspired by the future of mobility including:

  • Lego Robot Rovers
  • Self-led museum tours
  • Model building and testing
  • Creative vehicle design activities

PLUS! Keep an eye out for Living History characters along the way.

creative fun

This summer*, family visitors to the National Motor Museum can collect a Creative Fun booklet inspired by a range of themes, including sustainable motoring and current exhibitions featuring The Golden Arrow and Motoring in Miniature – The Toys of Your Childhood.

The booklet is packed with trails and activities, enabling visitors to discover more about the Museum’s incredible collections.

*From 26 July – 3 September. Timings and content may vary.

out & about

take the scenic route

Beaulieu's Kitchen Garden in full bloom

Lose yourself this summer in the network of footpaths that criss-cross the attraction.

Before you visit why not download 'Outdoor Beaulieu', a map and guide written by Lord Montagu. Alternatively, you can pick one up from visitor reception on arrival.


Beaulieu's Veteran Bus driving through the grounds

After 18 months out of action, our veteran bus is back up and running!

This replica 1912 open-topped London bus invites you to climb aboard for a gentle and nostalgic ride through the grounds between the two on-site bus stops.

stay in touch

Grounds and Gardens

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Tickets & prices

Normal admission applies and entry includes admission to all of the Beaulieu attractions including the National Motor Museum, World of Top Gear, Little Beaulieu, Palace House, Beaulieu Abbey and our stunning grounds and gardens.

Plan Your Visit

Caring for our local wildlife

The New Forest National Park is home to some amazing animals and we share the roads with horses, donkeys and more. Please drive carefully on your way to Beaulieu.

Falconry demonstrations are run responsibly by Lord Montagu's falconer, Mr Paul Manning of Amews Falconry (licence TAE/2019/01)

There is something for everyone to enjoy with the house and its history, the old monastery and beautiful gardens in addition to the extremely well-presented motor museum.

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