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

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.

Rocket site tours

Thu 27 Jul 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 27 Jul 2017
13:00-16:00
We've lots of activities for you to tick off your 50 things list this summer.
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.