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 

A gull looks out to sea

Half-term Seabird Trail

To make more of a half-term visit to the Needles Battery tea-room, we've hidden six seabirds around the Battery for little ones to find. Mini explorers can follow the trail and discover some interesting facts but can you find them all?

Upcoming events

Half-term Seabird Trail

Sun 24 Feb 2019
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
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
Design, make and launch your own 'fizzy' rocket at the Highdown rocket site.

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt

Fri 19 Apr 2019
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
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
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'.
The Needles Old Battery and New Battery

Eating and shopping

The Needles Old Battery and New Battery


The Needles Old Battery and New Battery

Places to stay

Needles Coastguard Cottages

The Needles Old Battery and New Battery

Get involved

Aerial viewof the Needles Headland, Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight Association 

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