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The Needles Landmark Attraction

West Wight

Type:Family Fun & Activities

Heritage Great Britain, The Needles Landmark Attraction, ALUM BAY, Isle of Wight, PO39 0JD

Tel: 01983 752401

The Needles Landmark Attraction

About

As soon as you think of the Isle of Wight the iconic image of the world famous chairlift taking you to see the needles rocks and coloured sands spring to mind.  The Islands most famous landmark attraction has so much more to enjoy than the stunning views it is a destination not to be missed.

The range of attractions includes the spectacular chairlift ride to the beach and the sand cliffs. At the sand shop visitors can make there own unique coloured sand souvenir.

You’ve seen 3D, and now at The Needles you can take another step into the immersive magic of cinema with our incredible 4D sensory experience. Imagine being drawn into an exciting world where everything you see is in 4D and everything you hear is in powerful cinema surround sound ─ with the added fun of ‘feeling’ the action too!

New for 2018! The highly anticipated sequel to smash-hit attraction film The Lost World sees a helicopter accident leave stressed executive Bob adrift in a boat at sea. Traumatised by his earlier encounters, Bob’s worst nightmares come true when he finds a terrifying dinosaur stowaway on board. But his only hope of rescue lies on a dinosaur infested island and Bob has no choice but to take his prehistoric passenger along, face his fears and Return to the Lost World.

Alum Bay Glass is educational as well as fun. Visitors can watch the fascinating art of glass blowing and see craftsmen make a variety of crafted glassware.

At the IW Sweet manufactory watch our skilled sweet makers create sweets that you will not find anywhere else, a sample of the sweets is compulsory!

There is a variety of children’s attractions including a traditional Victorian carousel, Spins and Needles Tea Cup ride and not to mention the Games Kiosk which includes tin can alley and hook a duck. You even win a prize every time!

The Spin Cycle and Water Walkerz are great favourites too, not forgetting The Vintage Cars that allows the younger visitors to drive their own car!

An absolutely roaring success, our newly improved and refurbished for 2018 prehistoric Jurassic Adventure Golf course now features a 11-hole course with some 5 and 6 par holes all beautifully set off by imaginative water features and storyboards depicting 11 different dinosaur species. Months of gloating could be yours by sinking that winning putt on the 9th green and you are sure to love it, whether you happen to be an expert golfer or have never held a putter before!

The Isle of Wight is famed for its dinosaur heritage and is already regarded as one of the richest areas for discovery in Europe – earning it the title ‘Dinosaur Island’. According to a new Dinosaur Map of Britain compiled by Dr Paul Barrett, Merit Researcher from the Natural History Museum, the Isle of Wight is the UK’s Dinosaur Capital. But fear not, the dinosaurs inhabiting our adventure golf course won’t bite…

The Needles Landmark Attraction offers a great shopping experience including The Pier Head Shopping Emporium where you can find an interesting range of souvenirs to suit all budgets and tastes whilst shopping like a Victorian. The roaring success of the Taste of The Wight outlet which offers visitors a local produce authentic experience is now show casing an even larger range for 2018, a must see when visiting.

The Needles Landmark Attraction has full catering facilities including a fully licensed tearoom and kiosks serving fresh coffee, ice cream and more.

MARCONI'S LICENSED TEA ROOMS & MARCONIS RESTAURANT
With a warm welcome awaiting you in the newly refurbished and fully licensed tea rooms and restaurant named after the great man himself, take time out from your adventures at The Needles Landmark Attraction to enjoy a refreshing cup of tea or speciality coffee, a range of sinful cakes and pastries and an extensive selection of soft drinks, cold beers and alcoholic beverages. The restaurant offers a great choice of hot and cold meals, drinks and snacks. With plentiful outdoor patio seating, you can dine al fresco and enjoy the atmosphere overlooking Festival Street.

See our website for exciting events throughout the year and find us on facebook - The Needles: Landmark Attraction

EDUCATIONAL GROUPS:
The Needles Landmark Attraction is not just fun for students but educational too, with many of the attractions on site meeting certain key stage criteria. For more information visit http://www.theneedles.co.uk/plan-your-visit/groups-and-schools/

 

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
4D Cinema£4.00 per ticket
Alum Bay Glass Demonstration£2.00 per ticket
Chairlift One Way£3.00 per ticket
Chairlift Return£6.00 per ticket
Chairlift Unlimited Travel Wrist Band£9.00 per ticket
Games Kiosk - Per Game£2.00 per ticket
Jurassic Adventure Golf£4.00 per ticket
Sweet Factory Demonstration£2.00 per ticket
Water Walkerz£4.00 per ticket

Vintage Cars, Carousel & Tea Cup Ride - Tokens and Cash Accepted.

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Disabled Parking
  • Disabled persons toilet
  • Wheelchair user accessible

Catering

  • Cafe
  • Catering for groups
  • Full liquor licence
  • Outdoor eating area
  • Picnic area
  • Refreshments Available
  • Restaurant
  • Take away food
  • Vegetarians catered for
  • Vending Facilities

Children & Infants

  • Baby changing
  • Children's Meals
  • Family Friendly, Children Welcome
  • Highchair(s) available

Establishment Features

  • All weather attraction
  • Beach / Coast within walking distance
  • Dogs admitted on a lead
  • Gift shop
  • Groups welcome
  • Licensed for alcohol
  • Open all year round
  • Open on bank holidays
  • Special Opening for Groups by Arrangement

Leisure Facilities

  • 9 hole golf course

Parking & Transport

  • Coach parking
  • Own car park (Fee Applies) - Fee - £5

Payment Methods

  • Delta
  • Maestro
  • MasterCard
  • Solo
  • Visa

Provider Preferences

  • Indoor Attraction
  • No Smoking Attraction - Smoking permitted outside
  • Outdoor Attraction
  • Some no smoking areas

Specialist Features

  • Educational Groups
  • Information Point

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      791
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      407
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    Recent Reviews:

    • Roger B
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      Tacky seaside end-of-pier
      2 of 5 stars
      Friday, 19th October 2018
      The car park is the only place you can park to visit the National Trust Needles Battery - they do not advertise that they offer a reduction for National Trust members. The non-NT stuff next to the... Read full review
    • Michael C
      Derby, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      Great views
      4 of 5 stars
      Friday, 19th October 2018
      There are great views of these iconic rocks from the old battery and fort immediately above them. We walked to some of the best view points after having had to pay £5 to park the car at Alum Bay, a... Read full review
    • Raewyn J
      London, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Solo travel
      very wet day spoiled my visit
      3 of 5 stars
      Friday, 19th October 2018
      Unfortunately it was a very wet day, so despite the rain I walked to the needles and the see the Battery. The battery was very interesting with great displays and info.The view was pretty good... Read full review

    Map & Directions

    Road Directions

    From East Cowes ferry, second exit at roundabout onto Well Road, A3021, A3054 to Newport, town centre, Pyle Street, B3323 to Carisbrooke, B3401, B3399 to Freshwater, follow signposts.From Fishbourne ferry, B3339 (Fishbourne lane), A3054 to Newport, town centre, Pyle Street, B3323 to Carisbrooke, B3401, B3399 to Freshwater, follow signposts.From Yarmouth ferry, A3054 towards Totland, follow signposts.

    Public Transport Directions

    From West Cowes Red Jet Hi-speed ferry: No. 1 bus route to Newport and change to 7 Alum BayFrom Ryde Catamaran/Hovertravel: No. 9 to Newport and change to No. 7 to Alum Bay From Yarmouth ferry: No. 7 to Alum Bay.For further bus information please contact Southern Vectis at www.islandbuses.info/ or +44 0871 200 2233 (bus times) / +44 01983 827000 (head office).

    Video

    • Needles Park Pt 1
    • Needles Park Pt 2
    • Music & Magic in the Skies Event

    Opening Times

    Opening (2 Jan 2018 - 24 Dec 2018)

    * Open from 10:00am 7 days per week, except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day (closing times vary during the year).

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