Make a pocket rocket

Design, make and launch your own 'fizzy' rocket at the Highdown rocket site.

  • Booking not needed
  • Admission applies

Come along to the Needles New Battery and be just like the secret rocket testers that once worked at the Highdown site. Using simple materials, make your own rocket and then see if you can launch yours the highest.

Prices

Additional prices
  • per rocket kit £1.00
View admission charges
The Needles Old Battery and New Battery

Prices

Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £7.15 £6.50
Child £3.60 £3.25
Family £17.90 £16.25
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £5.85
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £2.90

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 or
  • Standard admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you the Gift Aid Admission prices. But it's entirely up to you which ticket you choose. If you want the Standard Admission instead, just let us know when you come to pay.

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: Payment of the additional percentage donation is entirely voluntary, so if you prefer to pay the standard admission please advise our reception staff at the till point.

  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 donations must be supported by a valid Gift Aid declaration and a Gift Aid declaration can only cover donations made by an individual for him/herself or for him/herself and members of his/her family.

Please note...

The Needles Old Battery entry for National Trust members: free

The Needles New Battery: admission free for all.

The basics

Suitability
Suitable for the whole family
Dogs on leads are welcome.
Meeting point
Meet at the Needles New Battery refreshment kiosk.
What to bring and wear
Please wear clothing suitable for the weather conditions.
Other
Entrance to the Needles New Battery is free.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
12 April 2017 11:00 - 14:00 Available

Contact Info

Name
The Manager
Email
needlesoldbattery@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01983754772

Upcoming events

Mothering Sunday at the Needles Old Battery

Sun 26 Mar 2017
12:00-13:00
Treat your Mum on her special day to a traditional afternoon tea at the Needles Battery tea-rooms.

Make a pocket rocket

Wed 12 Apr 2017
11:00-14:00
Design, make and launch your own 'fizzy' rocket at the Highdown rocket site.

Rocket site tours

Thu 13 Apr 2017
11:00-14:00
Discover sixty years of the High Down rocket testing site with our introduction to the exhibition and short walk.

Cadbury Egg Hunt

Fri 14 Apr 2017
10:30-16:00
Find the clues hidden around the Battery to solve the puzzle and claim your chocolate prize.

Wild art at the Battery

Mon 29 May 2017
11:30-15:30
Help us create a nature table this half-term at the Needles New Battery, so we can show people why this area is so important. And you can tick off one of your 50 things to do before you're 11 3/4 too.

Round the Island Yacht Race Breakfast

Sat 01 Jul 2017
06:00-10:00
The Needles Old Battery will be open early so come along to our tea-room and enjoy a hearty breakfast whilst watching the yachts round the Needles rocks. Or just come and enjoy the view.