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Children's Activity Event, from 14 Aug 2017


Professor Nitrate's Summer of Science

Professor Nitrate's Summer of Science


Beaulieu Drive,
Waltham Abbey,


Join us for summer holiday fun at the Royal Gunpowder Mills every Sunday through to Wednesday 23 July – 23 August where Professor Nitrate has an action packed Summer of Science in store! With fun interactive science shows for all the family to enjoy. At a new “hands on” zone in The Mad Lab fun can be had with all types of new gadgets and gizmos! The “Rocket & Flight” zone is where you can make, launch and create all different types of rockets and learn about the science behind them. Get creative each day with t shirt printing, tie dying and painting! Explore the science behind bubbles at the “Bounce and Bubble” zone, and test your skills and learn about projectiles on the “Test Range”. Keep checking our website for even more activities being added.

Adults and children alike can indulge in the history of this site which is infused in science of explosions and propulsion, from gunpowder in the 17th Century to secret Cold War cutting edge research into rocketry. View the site on a guided land train tour, visit our award winning interactive Main Exhibition, explore our Armoury and Rocket Vault and check out our 1940’s exhibition.

Professor Nitrate’s Summer of Science takes place every Sunday, Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday between July 23rd and August 23rd. There’s ample play space for the kids, indoor and outdoor picnic space, a great value café plus so much more to explore on a site with 300 years of secret science and hidden heritage.

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
Mon 21 - Wed 23 Aug 2017 10:00 to 15:00


£10.50 - Adults
£9.00 - Concessions
£8.50 - Children

Events at this Venue

date event
Sun 7 May - Sun 20 Aug SUNDAY'S AT THE MILLS
Mon 21 - Wed 23 Aug Professor Nitrate's Summer of Science
Sun 27 - Mon 28 Aug Big Bang Weekend



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