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!
|Sat 5 - Sun 6 Nov 2016|
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.
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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.
: 2 miles from Waltham Cross station
- Baby changing facilities
- Coach parties accepted
- Credit cards accepted (no fee)
- Disabled access
- Disabled toilets
- Facilities for groups
- Facilities for educational visits
- French signs/guides
- German signs/guides
- Gift shop
- On-site catering
- On-site light refreshments
- Picnic site
- Public toilets
- Regional Tourist Board Member
- Accepts groups
- Facilities for corporate hospitality