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 

Child looking at a bug in an insect catcher

Plan ahead for half-term 

Hunt for wildlife in the inky darkness, discover behind closed doors, or take up the challenge to complete as many as you can of your 50 things to do before you’re 11 3/4 in one day. With lots of activities to try this half-term, mini adventurers will find plenty to do over the holidays on the Isle of Wight.

Upcoming events

Wild art at the Battery

Mon 29 May 2017
11:30-15:30
Help us create a nature table this half-term at the Needles New Battery, so we can show people why this area is so important. And you can tick off one of your 50 things to do before you're 11 3/4 too.

Rocket site tours

Thu 01 Jun 2017
11:00-14:00
Discover sixty years of the High Down rocket testing site with our introduction to the exhibition and short walk.

Round the Island Yacht Race Breakfast

Sat 01 Jul 2017
06:00-10:00
The Needles Old Battery will be open early so 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.
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.

View from Freshwater Bay of Tennyson Down, Isle of Wight

More about visiting the Isle of Wight 

Whether its walking, cycling, family fun, wildlife or history that interests you, you can find it all on the Isle of Wight.