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Pick Your Own, Sat 6 - Mon 22 Apr 2019, £8.50-£10.50


Eggsplosive Easter

Eggsplosive Easter


Beaulieu Drive,
Waltham Abbey,


It’s about to get EGG-Splosive at the Royal Gunpowder Mills as we kick off with our fantastic Easter event. Open DAILY from April 6th to April 22nd, the Royal Gunpowder Mills has got bundles of fun in store!
On Bank Holiday Sunday 21st and Monday 22nd an Eggsplosive Show put on by Special Effects experts Force FX takes place at 3pm both days, with explosions and pyrotechnics all in the company of mad Professor Nitrate!
All day long there lots to do. In the Mad Lab, Professor Nitrate has some eggstra special hands-on science experiments for you to try. You can make and take home with a Gooey Fried Egg to show off to all your friends. In our Test Zone you can learn about the science behind eggs!
Professor Nitrate puts on egg-cellent interactive science shows at 11.40, 1.40 and 3.40 in the Mad Lab for all the family to enjoy – a big hit with all.
Outside you can engage in Rail Rocket trails, and race against your friends to see whose Rail Rocket goes furthest, and learn about the science while you have fun.
We’re also encouraging everyone to get creative, from making your own bunny ears to even printing your own t shirt* and a day out wouldn’t be complete without the chance to make and launch a rocket!
Our explosive history comes to life in our indoor exhibitions, our tractor trailer guided tours, and Rocket Vault and Armoury, all set in 170 acres of beautiful woodland and parkland.
The Royal Gunpowder Mills opens its doors DAILY between April 6th and April 22nd for EGGSPLOSIVE EASTER. Open 10am to 5pm. On Bank Holiday Sunday and Monday 21st and 22nd we have a special explosive show at 3pm. Follow us on social media @gunpowdermills for updates on this great event.
*Activities & timings are subject to change- always check before you travel
*T Shirt printing is a pay for activity - charge at 1 t shirt for £1.50 and two for £2.50

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled 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 6 - Mon 22 Apr 2019 10:00 to 17:00


Adults (16-60 years): £10.50
Children (3 to 15 years, under 3 Free): £8.50
Concessions (over 60 years or full-time student): £9.00



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 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