HERE’S your chance to hare off to the Beaulieu visitor attraction in Hampshire for an Easter holidays egg-stravaganza of fun.
Located in the heart of the New Forest, Beaulieu has a host of Easter-themed family activities lined up for young visitors to enjoy from April 5 to 21.
The Herald has teamed up with Beaulieu to offer readers the chance to win one of six family tickets, each worth £55. Your children will be able to take up the challenge of following an an egg-citing trail, with the promise of collecting a sweet treat at the end.
At Palace House, home of the Montagu family since 1538, they will be able to have their face painted as an Easter chick or bunny or, perhaps, something else, while there is also the chance to turn back the clock to experience the toys and games that kept children amused in Victorian times.
And, if you choose to visit Beaulieu over the Easter weekend, your little ones might even get to meet the Easter Bunny! Go for a ride on the high-level monorail or see the sights from a replica, open-top London bus. Your budding young drivers will also have the chance to get behind the wheel on the Mini Car Driving Circuit or burn off some energy on Dipstick’s Mini Motor Play Trail with its veteran bus climbing frame, swings and Little Tykes ride-on cars.
Car fans will relish touring the National Motor Museum’s collection of more than 250 vehicles, from F1 racers to quirky motoring oddities including a Cadbury Crème Egg car! Journey through 100 years of motoring in the museum’s ‘Wheels’ pod-ride and journey back in time to Jack Tucker’s Garage, which recreates the sights, sounds and smells of a typical country garage from the 1930s.
Opening for the Easter holidays will be the museum’s new display, For Britain & For The Hell Of It, featuring Beaulieu’s iconic land speed record cars and telling the story of British pluck, technological mastery and national pride. An audio-visual presentation transports you back to a golden age of invention, courage and patriotism and introduces you to those who are keeping the record-breaking dream alive today.
In World of Top Gear, you can see the vehicles created by presenters Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May for some of their amazing challenges on the TV show, and On Screen Cars features original film and television vehicles, including the ‘flying’ Ford Anglia used in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.
To be in with a chance of winning our tickets, send your name, address and telephone number (preferably a mobile phone number) in an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org or send your details on a postcard or the reverse of a sealed envelope to: Beaulieu Easter Competition, Herald Series, Promotions Department, Newsquest Oxfordshire, Osney Mead, Oxford OX2 0EJ.
The closing date for entries is Wednesday, March 19. Beaulieu is open from 10am every day so hop along to Beaulieu for some Easter fun. For further information telephone 01590 612345 or visit www.beaulieu.co.uk