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The Needles

Alum Bay, Totland PO39 0JD, England
0871 720 0022
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Ranked #4 of 5 attractions in Totland
Type: Geologic Formations, Amusement/ Theme Parks
Description: Large chalk rock formations off the western tip of the island.
Useful Information: Activities for young children
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Stamford, United Kingdom
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105 reviews 105 reviews
54 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Visited the Needles as part of a coach tour so didn't have to pay for parking. There are various shops at the entrance including a sweet shop, gift shops, glass shop - lovely items of glassware available and demonstrations. It does seem to be a bit of a money making area, but we just went on the chair lift to... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Excellent family day out. Pay initially for parking (£4.00 per day) and then only pay for the attractions that you want play/visit. Visit on a Thursday when they have fireworks in the evening and you will full entertainment all day.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

A lovely drive to see the Needles only to find a money grabbing operation based there!!!! And £4 to park ... errr no ty ... shame on you whoever let these idiots set up this monstrosity at what was a beautiful location... and block off access to such a wonderful landmark.

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King's Lynn
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

We visited The Needles Park with our almost-6-year-old and all three of us had a great day! Chairlift, boat trip, sweet demo and carousel were all highlights but the whole day was brilliant. Good family-friendly food, loads to do and a beautiful setting. Also took the open top bus tour to The Needles Battery - well worth the trip, again... More

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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

lovely views. Kids park was good. fire works on Thursday are awesome. Kids loved it. Take lots of cash for the tokens etc. sky ride was excellent - went on twice :) boat trip out was great also ! IOW is a greta place.

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

Visited on Sunday and it was too windy for the chair lift... But what made it brilliant was the reggae singer!! He was outstanding and made the day fantastic, expensive and not much there! 4d cinema good and sweet demo great as the 2 lads worked well off each other... Visit on a Sunday so you can hear the singer... More

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Dartford, England, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Although the views here are breath taking, the chair lift taking you down to the beach front is not for the faint hearted. You only get a picture taken on the way back up on the chair lift, and the walk if you decide not to use the chair lift is also very tiring if you have little ones. The... More

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Luton, United Kingdom
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13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

At the Needles Park we arrived at around 3pm and got a ticket book, at which point we were not told that the park would be closing shortly. We walked around a little and managed to see the sweetmaking and glass blowing, both of which weren't bad, nicely explained and demonstrated. There is a nice shop which has glassblown ornaments.... More

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TheNeedlesPark, Public Relations Manager at The Needles, responded to this review

Many thanks for leaving us your feedback. Please rest assured that we read every single review and pass all comments on to our management team. If you'd like us to assist with resolving any issues that you may have experienced during your time here, or would like a more detailed response, please don't hesitate to contact us via The Needles... More

Bristol, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

We visited this place during a recent holiday to the Isle of Wight. Have to say, disappointing. We cashed in £15 of clubcard vouchers prior to visiting at you have to pay for everything here. Parking costs £4 which isn't too bad but the only half decent things here are the chairlifts up/down to the beach which in fairness do... More

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TheNeedlesPark, Public Relations Manager at The Needles, responded to this review

Many thanks for leaving us your feedback. Please rest assured that we read every single review and pass all comments on to our management team. If you'd like us to assist with resolving any issues that you may have experienced during your time here, or would like a more detailed response, please don't hesitate to contact us via The Needles... More

Thanet, England, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Brilliant day out. A must see on a visit to Isle of Wight. The chair lift isn't for the faint hearted, the kids loved it. The bay (Alum) is just a beautiful place, clean sea and coloured sand! I would recommend the boat trip to the needles. Very informative commentary but also a chance to see it from a different... More

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TheNeedlesPark, Public Relations Manager at The Needles, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review; it sounds like you had a really great day! We look forward to welcoming you back soon, but in the meantime if we can be of any further assistance please don't hesitate to contact us via The Needles website. More

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