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image for Children's Activity Event item typeSPRING INTO EASTER! at Royal Gunpowder Mills

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Children's Activity Event, Sat 1 - Mon 17 Apr 2017


Royal Gunpowder Mills

Royal Gunpowder Mills


Beaulieu Drive,
Waltham Abbey,


Easter School Holidays explode with fun daily at this all-weather, all-day venue. Science shows with Professor Nitrate set the scene with crashes, bangs and booms in the Mad Lab.

Don’t expect sanity as families go on to the Yolk Zone to explore the science of Bouncy Eggs, Non-Newtonian Fluid and get creative with Gooey Fried Eggs! Unique fun and madness suitable for children 3 all the way up.

There are fantastic take-home crafts too, making Bunny Ears, Easter Cards, designing a Chalkboard Egg, making Puppets and making and launching rockets.

From Good Friday to Easter Monday there's a fantastic outdoor easter science show (weather permitting). On Easter Sunday and Easter Monday we have the excitement of Pygmy Goats and Ducklings children can get close up to and handle, and the Easter Bunny makes appearances throughout the day helping children with the Easter Egg Hunt around this historic site.

Our interactive exhibition, a short film about gunpowder, a spectacular Armoury and 1940’s exhibitions are all in your price. A nominal charge is made for the Land train Tour with a guide explaining the amazing 170-acre site, packed full of history and nature, and a small charge for a t-shirt to print up in your very own design. Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence and a lovely, affordable Café. Enjoy!

Tickets can be purchased on the day or book online at

*Activities are subject to change, check website for details

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled accessDisabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsFrench signs/guidesGerman signs/guidesGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberAccepts groupsFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeDisabled access

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 1 - Mon 17 Apr 2017
Open DAILY from April 1 - 17 , First entry 10am , Last Entry 3pm


£10.50 - Adults
£9.00 - Concession
£9.00 - Disabled & Carers
£8.50 - Children
FREE - Children Under 3



Plan route to Royal Gunpowder Mills using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: TL 376008  Lat: 51.68967 Long: -0.01007

By Road:
By Road:
From the M25: Leave jct 26, follow signs for A121 to Waltham Abbey. At traffic lights, McDonalds on your left, our entrance is opposite in 'Beaulieu Drive'.

Nearest station: Waltham Cross
By Public Transport:
From Waltham Cross station it is 20 minutes' walk to Royal Gunpowder Mills.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 2 miles from Waltham Cross station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • French signs/guidesFrench signs/guides
  • German signs/guidesGerman signs/guides
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access