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During the summer holidays, families visiting the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu were able to join in a series of fun drop-in creative activities, supported by The Caravan Club, including construction, colouring and crafting. Families could also take part in a Towcar Challenge to design, build and road test their very own car and caravan.

The children whose artwork was most eye-catching and creative were invited back to the museum to receive their prizes from Lady Montagu. Dominic Field (10) from Surbiton was the Overall Design winner, Gracie Pugh (7), from Watford, won Best Caravan Design and Alice Hann (7), from Bournemouth, received the most Facebook ‘Likes’. Jacob McCartney (8), from Burnley made the Most Roadworthy design.

Just under one thousand children and their families joined in the drop-in activities at Beaulieu and at the Caravan Club’s New Forest Centenary Site at Bransgore. Goodie bags of prizes for the winners included Caravan Club and Beaulieu gifts.

Angela Cox, Curator of the Caravan Club Collection said: “The Caravan Club was delighted to have sponsored the activities, which drew inspiration from its historic Collection housed here at the museum. The standard of creativity among young visitors this year was incredible, highlighting talented engineers and designers of the future.”

Chris Gutteridge, the museum’s Access & Learning Officer added: “We have been running these popular workshops for a number of years now and they provide a fantastic opportunity for families to access the collections of the National Motor Museum and the Caravan Club. We thank The Caravan Club for its support.”

Christopher Macgowan