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image for Children's Activity Event item typeDr Gore's Spooky Mad Lab at Royal Gunpowder Mills

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Halloween Event, Sat 26 Oct - Fri 1 Nov 2019, £8.50-£10.50


Dr Gore's Spooky Mad Lab

Dr Gore's Spooky Mad Lab


Beaulieu Drive,
Waltham Abbey,


Evil Dr Gore will be undertaking some scientific demonstrations, as part of a hauntingly delightful mix of science and fun that will entertain the family. In the Spooky Mad Lab Dr Gore’s assistants will help you conjure up wickedly messy experiments such as creating magic potions and glorious goo! Some of these you can take home.

Families can also get into the spirit by making witches hats, dressing up, and getting hands on with a range of Halloween arts and crafts. Back in the science theme, children can also make and launch a rocket!

This is an all-day, all-weather venue which has earned Trip Advisor certificate of excellence five years’ running, fun, interactive and inspiring.

Your ticket includes our exhibitions, where you can discover the history of our 300 year old site together with our acclaimed armoury, Rocket Vault, and wildlife tower. We also have a great café, a gift shop, and for a nominal fee, you can explore the site’s unique architecture and nature on a tractor trailer guided tour.

Dr Gore’s Spooky Mad Lab takes place between October 26th and November 1st. Tickets can be purchased on the door or through our Eventbrite page. Visit our website for more information including what’s on day-by-day and timings for each activity. Our site opens at 10am and closes at 5pm. Follow us on social media @gunpowdermills for more information.

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 26 Oct - Fri 1 Nov 2019 10:00 to 17:00


Adult: £10.50
Child: £8.50
Concession: £9.00
Disabled/Carer: £9.00
Family Ticket (2 adults + 2 children): £34.20
Family Ticket (2 adults + 3 children): £41.85
Single Parent Family Ticket (1 adult + 2 children): £24.75
Single Parent Family Ticket (1 adult + 3 children): £32.40

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 21 Sep Walking Tour
Sat 21 Sep Woodland Wildlife Safari
Sat 26 Oct - Fri 1 Nov Dr Gore's Spooky Mad Lab
Sat 2 - Sun 3 Nov Guy Fawkes Festival & Fireworks
Fri 15 Nov Curating Decay



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