Exploring the new adventure play area at Beaulieu

Little Beaulieu Isaac

Visiting Beaulieu and the National Motor Museum has always been one of our favourite days out locally.

Not only is there the motor museum to explore, with fascinating cars from yesteryear through to some of the bizarre creations from the world of Top Gear, there is the old Abbey, Beaulieu house and beautiful gardens to explore.

Now they have added even more to do with the introduction of the fantastic new play area – Little Beaulieu and we were invited to the launch this weekend.

Little Beaulieu launch

Little Beaulieu is the perfect area to let the kids run wild as they explore the magical wooden palace.

Games Little Beaulieu

It is a kids heaven, with secret passageways, hidden tunnels and lookout towers.

Tunnel Little Beaulieu

You can spy on your friends from behind portraits and even crawl through a trick bookcase.

Little Beaulieu

You get up into the palace by storming up the bridge, climbing the wall, or heading through a tunnel and coming back down is even more fun with a huge spiral slide, or a fireman’s pole.

Little Beaulieu Isaac

There is also a tricky rope maze room to negotiate, stepping stones and a scramble net for added challenge.

Eliza Scramble Nets

For fans of the old play area, many of the old features, like the old wooden cars and bus have been repurposed and moved to make the play area even bigger, with a separate area especially for toddlers and younger children, complete with sandpit, chute and a smaller climbing frame.

Beaulieu Bus and Monorail

Behind the wooden palace, the play area has been extended backwards and features a zip line, swing bar rings, log hurdles and balance beams and the all important swings..

Eliza balance beam

When you are all played out, there is a family friendly covered seating area where you can relax with a warm drink and snack from the cafe, or a cheeky ice cream in the summer.

Picnic area

The highlight of our visits to Beaulieu previously has always been riding the monorail, but this is the perfect addition to this fabulous family day out – just be prepared to spend a couple of hours in the park!!


Entrance to Little Beaulieu is included in a ticket to Beaulieu from 15th March, with a family ticket costing £49 in advance.

Disclaimer: We were invited to Little Beaulieu for the purpose of a review. All thoughts and opinions are our own.


15 thoughts on “Exploring the new adventure play area at Beaulieu

  1. Stephanie says:

    What a brilliant place to explore for kids, I love these big wooden play areas

  2. Melanie williams says:

    This looks fab. It is a lovely play area for sure…It is always good to get in the outdoors xx

  3. Karen says:

    This looks like a perfect space to go visit for a family day out when we are allowed out and about again!

  4. Rachel says:

    Oh wow the play area looks like great fun! I bet lots of children will have a great time playing there 🙂

  5. Oh WOW! This looks amazing and so much fun for the children, I can see this being enjoyed by so many over the years.

  6. Wow that looks amazing! My boys would be happy to play there for hours!

  7. Laura says:

    This looks like so much fun. I know my three would love the mix of cars and then this amazing adventure play space.

  8. Oh wow this looks amazing! I think my two would have so much fun playing and exploring here! We may have to plan a visit here ourselves one day, thanks for sharing!

  9. Jon says:

    This looks ace! Will have to show my Sister this as her kids live nearby and they would love this.

  10. Talya Stone says:

    Oh wow what a great play area to let off my steam. I bet it would be hard to drag the kids away from that!

  11. Sarah Howe says:

    Oh that play area! It looks amazing. I want to go and have a play. my girls would love somewhere like this 🙂

  12. That play area looks fantastic! I have never visited Beaulieu but I would love to visit one day – especially to play in the play area!

  13. What a lovely place to visit with kids. It seems to be offering lots of fun things to do.

  14. Di says:

    Looks like a lot of fun was had! Always good when kids have some room to explore and have fun!

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