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Children's Activity Event, Sat 22 - Sun 30 Oct 2016


October Half Term spooky fun

October Half Term spooky fun


Royal Gunpowder Mills


Beaulieu Drive,
Waltham Abbey,


Get spooky this Halloween at the Royal Gunpowder Mills as Dr Gore’s moves in for Half Term Horrors! In need of brave volunteers daily, Dr Gore stirs up gruesome experiments with his Lab Rats, hoping to create and expand an evil empire! Science or Wizardry? You decide. A fun way to get children learning about science. Join us for Family Fun activities, gruesomely slimey goings-on and helping create colourful potions for secret purpose. With new skills under you belt join us in our Spooky Spinks and make hats and broomsticks! Other nightmarish activities include Spooky Night Vision tricks and treats and surprises in the Darkened Museum. Where better to get the shivers then in a place that has 300 years of secret stories?
An all-weather venue, children of all ages can enjoy a full day at the Royal Gunpowder Mills. On top of Spooky Secret Island, there are exhibitions and tours, ample play space and free parking, and we have been awarded a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence and consistently receives high-rated feedback from visitors.
The event commences on Saturday 22 October and runs each day through Sunday 30 October from 10am – 5pm (last ticket 3pm). Children should be accompanied by a paying adult and there is a range of great value family ticket deals. Children under 3 are free and there is a child-friendly play park and ample Indoor as well as outdoor activity space, indoor picnic space and a lovely indoor café.
Chief Officer Stella Morris commented, “Spooky Secret Island celebrates myth, magic and mayhem by having fun with science and looking at history. This is a fantastic way for children and family to learn. We were very pleased with the TripAdvisor award which proves how our site is loved by people of all ages”. The site is wheelchair and buggy friendly and has lots of free parking.

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

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 22 - Sun 30 Oct 2016
Open daily 10am – 5pm (last entry 3pm)



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