October 27th - November 3rd
There will be fantasmagorical Chitty-themed fun this October half-term at Beaulieu with activities to celebrate the much-loved musical film and a last chance to see the Chitty Chitty Bang Bang 50 years exhibition.
A Chitty trail will lead visitors around the attraction from October 27th - November 3rd, where they can hear storytelling in Palace House and join in with Chitty themed crafts.
A Chitty reconstruction can be seen in action as it is driven around the grounds of the attraction and a set of cards collected from Living History characters around the site.
It is also the final opportunity to see the Chitty exhibition in the National Motor Museum, which includes an original screen Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, the Humber 8hp driven by Truly Scrumptious, Lord Scrumptious’ rare Austro-Daimler 27/80 Prince Henry, the original Child Catcher carriage, the wonderfully inventive machines of Rowland Emett, original film artwork and Chitty memorabilia.
To start the holidays with a bang, Beaulieu’s Fireworks Spectacular on Saturday October 26th will celebrate its 50thanniversary with an Out of this World theme for the half-centenary of the first moon landing.
Choreographed to amazing music, the display is one of the largest in the south. The event will also feature a range of entertainment for all the family, with traditional fairground rides and live music stage. Admission to the event is from 3pm, with the display starting at 7.30pm. For tickets and details see www.beaulieu.co.uk/events.
Chitty October half-term activities are included in a general admission ticket to Beaulieu, which includes entry to the National Motor Museum, World of Top Gear featuring new cars from the latest series, On Screen Cars, Palace House, the Secret Army exhibition, Beaulieu Abbey and the grounds and gardens. Tickets can be bought in advance online. For tickets and details see www.beaulieu.co.uk or call 01590 612345.
Half-term visitors will also be given a free DVD or CD of the Chitty Chitty Bang Bang stage show when they spend £5 or more in the Beaulieu gift shops. One DVD or CD will be offered per transaction, subject to availability