The Needles Old Battery | Day Out With The Kids

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Attraction Currently Closed

The Needles Old Battery

  • Alum Bay
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Ages 4+
  • Tourist Attractions

Attraction Currently Closed

As a result of the ongoing Coronavirus outbreak, all National Trust sites, including parks, garden and all car parks, will be closed to the public until further notice. We'll keep this updated with news of opening/closure changes, but always recommend to check before you travel.

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Attraction Information

The Old Battery has a fascinating military history which is brought to life in a child-friendly way using cartoon displays by Geoff Campion, leading comic book artist of the 1950s.

Children can enjoy using the trails and free discovery packs that will help them explore the tunnels and learn about the Battery's history and connections to the Second World War.

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Opening hours

Varies seasonally; please check with The Needles Old Battery.


Adult: £6.20

Child: £3.10

Family: £15.50

Travel & Contact Information


West High Down, Alum Bay, Isle of Wight, PO39 0JD, England

Phone number

01983 754772



Click here to visit The Needles Old Battery's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking nearby.

Yes, there are toilets, accessible toilets and baby changing facilities.

Toilet facilities are available for visitors to the Needles Old Battery including a unisex accessible toilet with baby changing facilities. There are no toilets at the Needles New Battery.

Yes, there are baby changing facilities.

The Needles Old Battery has not told us if you can bring a picnic.

No, there are no dining options.

There is a tea room at the Needles Old Battery serving homemade refreshments and light lunches. Children's portions are available on request and there is a highchair. Local and seasonal produce available. Picnic tables available on the Parade Ground. The kiosk at the Needles New Battery sells drinks, ice creams and limited light refreshments.

Yes, The Needles Old Battery is wheelchair friendly and has accessible toilets.

Yes, The Needles Old Battery have stated they are pushchair friendly.

The Needles Old Battery has not told us if they are dog friendly.

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