Have you got what it takes to be a gunner? - come out and play at the Needles

Join us for 'Have you got what it takes to be a gunner?' activity during the school summer holiday. Children can get their heart rate up as part of our Come Out and Play season.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

‘Have you got what it takes to be a gunner?’ activity during the school summer holiday. Children can get their heart rate up as part of our Come Out and Play season by experiencing how artillerymen worked, rested and played. Children will be able to follow in the footsteps of the gunners, who were actually encouraged by their superiors to let off steam by doing silly variations on their parade marches. Take part in the silly marches accompanied by a recording of a real martial drumming. Test how strong you are with our strength tester, and play some of games that soldiers really used to play.

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

Sensory trail

Wed 29 Jun 2022
10:30-17:00
Experience the sights, smells, sounds, and textures of life as a soldier at the Needles Old Battery.

Have you got what it takes to be a gunner? - come out and play at the Needles

Sat 23 Jul 2022
10:00-17:00
Join us for 'Have you got what it takes to be a gunner?' activity during the school summer holiday. Children can get their heart rate up as part of our Come Out and Play season.