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Children's Activity Event, Sun 7 May - Sun 20 Aug 2017





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01992 707 375


Beaulieu Drive,
Waltham Abbey,


Enjoy a relaxing Sunday set in 170 acres of science and heritage, no matter rain or shine; The Royal Gunpowder Mills opens its doors for a fantastic day out every Sunday between May 7th – August 20th and with 20% off the admission fee there’s never been a better chance to explore as much as you can for a great low price!

Professor Nitrate has all types of bangs , crashes and fizzes lined up in the Mad Lab , with his assistants on hand showing you there favourite experiments.

There are also opportunities to have a go on our crazy carts plus make and launch your very own rocket then take it home with you.

Experience the nature and wildlife of the history of this site. The Royal Gunpowder Mills is internationally important for its 300 + years of production of gunpowder and other explosives, propellants and rocketry. It has left a legacy of unique architecture and an extraordinary landscape. It surroundings are perfect for the keen photographer wishing to capture something no one else would have. Let your creativity blaze!

For a nominal fee you can experience the Land Train tour, taking you to hidden parts of the site. Watch out for deer and other wildlife! There’s the armoury and theatre where you can delve into the history behind this historic site. On top there is our acclaimed Armoury, where the technological history of arms, and craftsmanship is brought to life by knowledgeable volunteers.

Tickets can be purchased on the day of through our eventbrite page (Link Coming Soon)

* This offer does not apply to our Event Sunday's (VE Weekend , Wild West Weekend , Victorian Days , Summer , October Half Term and Guy Fawkes Festival)

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
Sun 7 May - Sun 20 Aug 2017 10:00
Doors open 10am, Last Entry 3pm


Entry Charges 20% off standard admission!

Events at this Venue



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