Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt

Find the clues hidden around the Battery to solve the puzzle and claim your chocolate prize.

  • Booking not needed
  • Admission applies

Hunt around the Battery for the hidden clues. Once you've found them, solve the puzzle and claim your Easter chocolate reward.


Additional prices
  • per trail sheet £1.50
View admission charges
The Needles Old Battery and New Battery


Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £7.50 £6.80
Child £3.75 £3.40
Family £18.75 £17.00
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £6.40
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £3.20

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

Suitable for the whole family
Dogs on leads are welcome.
Meeting point
Trail sheets available from visitor reception at the Needles Old Battery (PO39 0JH, SZ 300 848).
Nearest car parking is located at the Needles Landmark Attraction (non NT and chargeable) or at the National Trust High Down car park, PO39 0HY (free).


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
30 March 2018 10:30 - 16:30 Available
31 March 2018 10:30 - 16:30 Available
1 April 2018 10:30 - 16:30 Available

Contact Info

The Manager
Call 01983754772

Upcoming events

Mothering Sunday at the Needles Old Battery

Sun 11 Mar 2018
Treat your Mum on her special day to a traditional afternoon tea at the Needles Battery tea-rooms.

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt

Fri 30 Mar 2018
Find the clues hidden around the Battery to solve the puzzle and claim your chocolate prize.

Guided Tours of The Needles Old Battery

Wed 04 Apr 2018
Join our guided tour of the Needles Old Battery to find out about the history of this Palmerston fort.

Make a pocket rocket

Thu 05 Apr 2018
Design, make and launch your own 'fizzy' rocket at the Highdown rocket site.