Howls of Laughter

Howls of laughter – and screams – of delight – will echo from deep within the New Forest as Beaulieu celebrates its ghostly heritage this October Half Term, 24th Oct – 1st Nov.  It will be quite a spectre-cle!


Beaulieu is reputed to be one of Britain’s most haunted places and ghosts have often been seen and heard in its13th century Abbey and at Palace House, home of the Montagu family since 1538.  Hear Spooky Stories from the costumed monk in the Abbey and guides in Palace House, children can take a lucky dip in the Witches Cauldron and have a Gruesome Face Painting.

National Motor Museum

In the National Motor Museum, you can follow the Halloween Trail and see some of the 250 vehicles on show from every motoring era.  See the museum’s two new motor sport display areas Grand Prix Greats and Road, Race and Rally. The displays feature F1, rallying, trials and drag racing exhibits, as well as clothing, trophies, photographs, film and video, telling the story of both track and road racing from its beginnings to the present day.


Have a ride on Wheels, a pod ride through 100 years of motoring history and take a trip on the high-level Beaulieu Moan-A-Rail which passes through the roof of the Motor Museum. Enter On Screen Cars to see vehicle stars from TV and film, including Mr Bean’s lime green Mini, Del Boy’s Trotter Van, Harry Potter’s ‘flying’ Ford Anglia, used in the filming of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets and Wallace and Gromit’s Anti-Pesto van.

Top Gear

Don’t miss World of Top Gear to see actual cars from some of the presenter’s most ambitious challenges and enter the Top Gear Enormodrome to hear the stories behind them and enjoy clips of some of the best Top Gear moments.

Beaulieu is open daily from 10am – 5pm. For more information, please visit