During February half-term week, from 11th – 19th February, young visitors can join in February Fun at Beaulieu and take part in a James Bond-themed quiz trail and an undercover army commando course.
Test your knowledge of the world’s most famous special agent, James Bond, in the National Motor Museum’s brand new exhibition, BOND IN MOTION, which showcases 50 original vehicles from the James Bond films.
The exhibition is the largest of its kind staged anywhere in the world and features some of the best-loved and most iconic vehicles from the films, including the Lotus Esprit S1, affectionately nicknamed ‘Wet Nellie’ from The Spy Who Loved Me and the Rolls-Royce Phantom III used in Goldfinger. Follow the trail around the exhibition and exercise your code-cracking skills for an opportunity to win a Bond goody bag and have your picture taken in a genuine Bond vehicle.
Learn the skills and tactics required to outsmart the enemy, whilst getting a taste of life in the modern Army on an Army Commando course, courtesy of soldiers from the Marchwood based 17 Port & Maritime Regiment. Once kitted out in army camouflage, young recruits can join real soldiers on a patrol exercise, have fun on an Inflatable Assault Course and test their aim on a Laser Shotgun Range.
These special activities can be enjoyed as part of a visit to the whole Beaulieu attraction which includes the National Motor Museum with its collection of over 250 vehicles and new BOND IN MOTION plus World of Top Gear.
Don’t miss the ‘On Screen Cars’ exhibition, new for 2012, which showcases a number of TV and film favourites including Del Boy’s Reliant Regal as featured in the BBC sitcom Only Fools and Horses, Mr Bean’s lime green Mini and possibly the most famous of all screen cars, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. You can also visit Palace House, the Montagu family home since 1538, and 13th century Beaulieu Abbey, plus rides and drives for all the family.