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image for Fireworks/Bonfire item typeGuy Fawkes Festival & Fireworks at Royal Gunpowder Mills

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Fireworks/Bonfire, Sat 5 - Sun 6 Nov 2016


Royal Gunpowder Mills

Royal Gunpowder Mills


Stella Morris

01992 707370


Beaulieu Drive,
Waltham Abbey,


Celebrate Bonfire Night Saturday 5th or Sunday 6th in magnificent style with the fireworks display at the Royal Gunpowder Mills, Waltham Abbey, when the historic site on the banks of the River Lea hosts a weekend packed full of Guy Fawkes events.

The Guy Fawkes Experience is the chance to revisit the famous story of the plot to blow up the parliament of King James I. From 2pm onwards attractions include Family Fun activities for children of all ages, short theatre productions, 17th century soldiers, period characters, science shows.. As darkness falls the events step up a gear with fun fair with rides, hot food and drinks from the barbecue and bar to keep you warm. Both days conclude in a spectacular fireworks display from ForceFX, the company behind special effects of movies, TV, and major music festivals.
Absorb history in action! The Royal Gunpowder Mills reaches back into the 17th century when its gunpowder was used in the Civil War. Women took over the huge production of cordite in WWI and it was a top secret research facility in the cold war. The dramatic history makes it the perfect place to mark the 411th anniversary of the Gunpowder Plot. Bring all the family!

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled accessDisabled 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 5 - Sun 6 Nov 2016
Open from 2pm. Last entry 6.30pm. P


Pre-Booking is advised. Admission is free for kids under the age of 3. Ticket prices at [bit.ly/1QnESh5) include a range of good value family tickets and concessions. Check website bit.ly/2cIs8EA] for show times, parking and updates to programme.

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 22 - Sun 30 Oct October Half Term spooky fun
Sat 22 - Sun 30 Oct Spooky Secret Island
Sat 5 - Sun 6 Nov Guy Fawkes Festival & Fireworks



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 accessDisabled access
  • 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