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

Event ticket prices
  • All £1.00
    per rocket
View admission charges
The Needles Old Battery and New Battery

Prices

Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £7.85 £7.10
Child £3.90 £3.50
Family £19.60 £17.70
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
  • 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.

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, PO39 0JH (SZ 298 849).
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
10 April 2019 11:00 - 14:00 Available
17 April 2019 11:00 - 14:00 Available

Contact Info

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

Upcoming events

Half-term Seabird Trail

Thu 21 Feb 2019
11:00-15:00
Our trail for half term will have little ones hunting high and low around the Battery Parade Ground as they search for the hidden birds to find.

Mother's Day at the Needles Battery

Sun 31 Mar 2019
10:30-16:00
Treat your Mum on her special day to a traditional afternoon tea at the Needles Battery tea-rooms.

Make a pocket rocket

Wed 10 Apr 2019
11:00-14:00
Design, make and launch your own 'fizzy' rocket at the Highdown rocket site.

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt

Fri 19 Apr 2019
10:30-16:30
Little visitors can hunt high and low to find the clues hidden around the Battery, solve the puzzle and claim a chocolate prize.

Round the Island Yacht Race Breakfast

Sat 29 Jun 2019
06:30-11:00
The Needles Old Battery will be open early so you can 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.

Battery Tours & 50 things to do before you’re 11¾

Wed 24 Jul 2019
10:30-16:00
There’s lots for the whole family to see and do at the Needles Battery on a Wednesday during the summer holidays. Older members of the family can join a guided tour, whilst little ones can get involved in some '50 things to do before you're 11¾'.