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Needles Old Battery

Perched high above the Needles at the extreme tip of the Island, with unrivalled views of the Solent and unspoilt countryside, is the Needles Old Battery a Victorian fort built in 1862 and used throughout both World Wars.

The Battery’s fascinating story is told in a series of newly recreated, atmospheric rooms, whilst vivid cartoons by comic book artist Geoff Campion illustrate the part it played in the history of modern Britain. There are two original guns on the Parade Ground and an underground tunnel leads to a searchlight emplacement with dramatic views over the Needles rocks.

Needles Battery Freshwater Isle of Wight

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March 2017

Mothering Sunday at the Needles Old Battery

March 26 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Needles Old Battery, Alum Bay
Freshwater, Isle of Wight PO39 0JH
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Treat your Mum on her special day to a traditional afternoon tea at the Needles Battery tea-rooms Enjoy the spectacular views of the Needles as you tuck in and spend time together. Book our specially prepared set menu and enjoy a selection of tasty cakes, sandwiches and scones with freshly brewed tea or coffee. Event ticket prices Adult £12.00 Child £6.00 Booking details Call 01983 754772

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April 2017

Make a Pocket Rocket

April 12
Needles Old Battery, Alum Bay
Freshwater, Isle of Wight PO39 0JH
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Design, make and launch your own 'fizzy' rocket at the Highdown rocket site.   Come along to the Needles New Battery and be just like the secret rocket testers that once worked at the Highdown site. Using simple materials, make your own rocket and then see if you can launch yours the highest. Prices per rocket kit £1.00

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Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt 2017

April 14 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Needles Old Battery, Alum Bay
Freshwater, Isle of Wight PO39 0JH
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Find the clues hidden around the Battery to solve the puzzle and claim your chocolate prize. Hunt around the Battery for the hidden clues. Once you've found them, solve the puzzle and claim your Easter chocolate reward. Trail sheets each £1.50

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