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Children's Activity Event, Sun 27 - Mon 28 Aug 2017, £8.50-£10.50


A fantastic pyrotechnics show!

A fantastic pyrotechnics show!

Get ready for an explosive finale to the summer holidays with BIG BANG WEEKEND at the Royal Gunpowder Mills. There's a brilliant pyrotechnics show at 3pm , family activities throughout , brilliant science shows and much more!


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Beaulieu Drive,
Waltham Abbey,


Get ready for an explosive finale to the summer holidays as on August 27 & August 28 Big Bang Weekend comes to town! Join us as we welcome special effects experts Force FX back to the Mills for a spectacular pyrotechnics show you won’t want to miss! Find out how they make your favourite films and TV dramas and festival effects look so realistic! The show begins at 3pm on both days so make sure you don’t miss out!

Whilst we build up to our fantastic Big Bang show we have some great family activities for everyone to enjoy. Make and launch all types of rockets in the “Rocket & Flight” Zone, Visit the “Hands On” Zone where you can enjoy fantastic experiments , get messy in the “Creative” zone where you can make t shirts , create paintings and other crafts. Plus Professor Nitrate is on hand with fantastic science shows each day in the Mad Lab. Your ticket also gives you access to our award winning exhibition of gunpowder, rockets and armoury, and other attractions. There is ample play space and 170 acres of secret science and hidden heritage to explore with our land train and military truck tours.

Big Bang Weekend takes place Sunday 27th & Monday 28th August, Tickets start at just £8.50 for children, and take advantage of great family tickets too. Nominal charges apply to tours, and for a t-shirt to print and take home to wear. Doors open 10am, Last Entry 3pm. For more information about this event and tickets visit our website and follow us on social media. We are @gunpowdermills on all major platforms

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
Sun 27 - Mon 28 Aug 2017 10:00 to 15:00
Last Entry 3pm - Close at 5pm

Events at this Venue

date event
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