50 things to do before you're 11 ¾ at The Needles Battery

We've lots of activities for you to tick off your 50 things list this summer.

  • Booking not needed
  • Admission applies

Every Thursday we'll be helping you to tick off at least five of your challenges. You could try No.18 and create some wild art, or No.31 and hunt for bugs. There's lots more to discover too.


Additional prices
  • Per kite kit £2.00
View admission charges
The Needles Old Battery and New Battery


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

Suitable for the whole family
Dogs on leads are welcome.


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
24 August 2017 13:00 - 16:00 Available
31 August 2017 13:00 - 16:00 Available

Contact Info

The Manager
Call 01983754772

Upcoming events

Rocket site tours

Thu 24 Aug 2017
Discover sixty years of the High Down rocket testing site with our introduction to the exhibition and short walk.

50 things to do before you're 11 ¾ at The Needles Battery

Thu 24 Aug 2017
We've lots of activities for you to tick off your 50 things list this summer.

Autumn Adventures

Tue 24 Oct 2017
Join us at the Needles Battery as we listen to tales from the sea of daring-do and swashbuckling adventure.