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

  • VistEngland VAQAS

Fireworks/Bonfire, Sat 2 - Sun 3 Nov 2019, £8.50-£10.50





Beaulieu Drive,
Waltham Abbey,


With lots to see and do all afternoon, come along early to make the most of your day! From 2pm onwards you can see a short theatre production – ‘The Ghost of Guy Fawkes’* and Professor Nitrate is back in the Mad Lab with interactive shows explaining the science of explosions! Plus, there are hands on and take home activities such as Slime making and Lantern making!

A tractor trailer guided tour is a wonderful opportunity to explore the history of our 300 year old site, which was once a Gunpowder factory, for a nominal fee. These leave at 2:30pm and 3:30pm - weather permitting. There are also our Rocket Vault, Armoury, and Exhibitions that reveal the stories and science behind our Gunpowder heritage!

As darkness falls you can warm up with some hot food from our Gunpowder Café and selection of Food Stalls. On both Saturday and Sunday festivities conclude with an archery display from ‘The Royal Golden Eagle Medieval Archers’ and an epic fireworks display at 7pm from ForceFX, the company behind the special effects of movies, TV, and music festivals.

LAST ENTRY = 6pm - but gates will close earlier if we reach capacity. Book in advance online to ensure entry!

Purchase your tickets now at:

PLEASE NOTE – No fireworks including sparklers are to be brought onto the site.

*Space inside our inside activities such as “The Mad Lab”, “The Theatre” and “The Spinks Gallery” is offered on a first come, first serve basis and queuing systems are in place, so we advise turning up early to allow plenty of time.

This event qualifies as a “Special Event” as part of the Royal Gunpowder Mills Season Ticket.

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 2 - Sun 3 Nov 2019 14:00 to 19:30


Child - £8.50, Adult - £10.50, Concession - £9.00. Family Tickets are also available. Advance online booking is recommended.



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