Soldier trail

Fun for children at the Needles Old Battery this autumn

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Can you find our eight Victorian Gunners and hidden around the Needles Old Battery, National Trust’s fort high above the famous chalk stacks and lighthouse? Discover what it was like for military Gunners to live or work here and the events they witnessed and took part in.

Prices

Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
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The Needles Headland and Tennyson Down

Prices

Admission free

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points.

Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission
  • Standard Admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you a clear choice between the Gift Aid Admission prices and the Standard Admission prices at the admission point. It's entirely up to you which ticket you choose.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below:

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00

 

*Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

Contact Info

Name
Fort Manager
Email
needlesoldbattery@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01983 754772

Upcoming events

Rocket Week

Mon 20 Sep 2021
11:00-16:00
Children’s craft and drawing activities all week and tours of the New Battery to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the launch of Prospero, the first British satellite

Soldier trail

Thu 30 Sep 2021
10:30-17:00
Fun for children at the Needles Old Battery this autumn

Shipwreck Trail

Fri 01 Oct 2021
10:30-17:00
Become a shipwreck detective and solve the clues around the Old Battery