The Needles Old Battery and New Battery

Victorian coastal defence and secret rocket testing site perched high above the Needles Rocks

The Needles Old Battery and New Battery

Things to see and do

The Needles Old Battery and New Battery

What's on 

Family jumping waves together at Compton Bay, Isle of Wight

Summer holiday activities on the Isle of Wight 

This summer on the Isle of Wight, we have 50 things to do before you’re 11 ¾ activities happening every week of the holidays at Newtown National Nature Reserve, Mottistone Gardens, Bembridge Windmill and the Needles Battery. Add to that a sandcastle competition, and all of the other places you can go to tick off your challenges, and you’ll soon have filled your scrapbook with stickers.

Upcoming events

Rocket site tours

Thu 24 Aug 2017
11:00-13:00
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
13:00-16:00
We've lots of activities for you to tick off your 50 things list this summer.

Autumn Adventures

Tue 24 Oct 2017
11:00-15:00
Join us at the Needles Battery as we listen to tales from the sea of daring-do and swashbuckling adventure.
The Needles Old Battery and New Battery

Eating and shopping

The Needles Old Battery and New Battery

History

The Needles Old Battery and New Battery

Places to stay

The exterior of the coastguard holiday cottages, Isle of Wight

Stay on the Needles Headland  

Relax in our holiday cottages, complete with sea views over Alum Bay. They can accommodate up to five people, perfect for breaks with family and friends.

The Needles Old Battery and New Battery

Get involved

People sitting on the chalk cliffs at Tennyson Down, Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight Association 

Find out more about how you can join the Isle of Wight Association, and support the work of the National Trust.