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Children's Activity Event, Sat 4 - Mon 6 May 2019, £6.80-£37.20


A Booming Bank Holiday! - Open May 4 - 6

A Booming Bank Holiday! - Open May 4 - 6


Beaulieu Drive,
Waltham Abbey,


Open May 4th, 5th and 6th 2019 – Doors Open 10am – Site Closes 5pm
A new experience at a very special price comes to the Royal Gunpowder Mills this early May Bank Holiday weekend May 4th to May 6th. Come and sample the life and times from the last 3 centuries, from cannon and musket demonstrations to the street parties of WW2 and science mayhem of today, played out against the backdrop of the Royal Gunpowder Mills with its 300 years of explosive history and scientific discovery.
From the 18th Century we have demonstrations from living history groups firing cannons and muskets. From the 19th Century, we’ve a Victorian Classroom – let’s see if you can survive it! From the 20thCentury there’s a street party in full swing re-enacting the end of WW2 with a singalong! Plus we have tours of our Rocket Vault with real Cold War rocket scientists who worked here when it was a Top Secret research establishment. In the present 21st Century, meet Professor Nitrate to enjoy extracts from our shows and hands-on science experiments.
For full details of this fantastic weekend visit our website

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

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 4 - Mon 6 May 2019 10:00 to 17:00


20% standard admission - Minimum price & maximum price reflect on single and family tickets - check website for full details

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 4 - Mon 6 May A Booming Bank Holiday



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