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

Chairlift and view of The Needles at The Needles Landmark Attraction, Alum Bay, Isle of Wight, Things to Do

About

UPDATE:
Open fully until the end of October 2020. From November 2020 the cafe and shops will remain open for Winter.

We have made extensive preparations to operate safely and comfortably, having reviewed every area both inside and out. This ensures your time with us is enjoyable, comfortable and all necessary measures are in place to provide a Covid secure environment. A plan of these measures is detailed on our website.

Up until end of October 2020 we are opening a variety of catering, external seating, and open-air experiences and rides and attractions, which in turn provides plenty of space around our destination for our customers to feel comfortable and make social distancing measures much easier. Please be aware, however, that certain attractions, retail and catering outlets may not be operational during your visit.

For up-to-date information please visit the website and Facebook page

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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.

4D Cinema - Imagine being drawn into an exciting world where everything you see is in 3D… everything you hear is in powerful cinema surround sound, with the added fun of feeling the action too! With 4D cinema you don’t just watch the movie you feel like you are right there in the middle of it.

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!

Our prehistoric adventure Jurassic Golf features a 9 hole course with some 3 and 4 par holes all beautifully set off by imaginative water features and story boards depicting 9 different dinosaur species.

The Needles Landmark Attraction has great shops including The Pier Head Shopping Emporium where you can find an interesting range of souvenirs to suit all budgets and tastes.

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:
With a warm welcome awaiting you in the newly refurbished and fully licenced tea rooms, 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.

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/school-visits.php

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

TripAdvisor

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

For bus information please visit the Southern Vectis website - www.islandbuses.info/

Video

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

Awards

  • Visit BritainWe're Good to Go We're Good to Go 2020

Opening Times

Opening (2 Jan 2020 - 24 Dec 2020)

* Open from 10:00am 7 days per week, except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day (closing times vary during the year).
Open fully until the end of October 2020. From November 2020 the cafe and shops will remain open for Winter.

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