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Royal Gunpowder Mills

Beaulieu Drive, Waltham Abbey EN9 1JY, England
+44 1992 707370
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Fantastic day out

Fun filled day out especially with young kids. Lots to do and see. Allow a couple of hours at least.

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sip41p
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London, United Kingdom
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Fireworks display

Excellent location. Free parking available. Cafe with hot & cold snacks. Fireworks display was... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
dood1974
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Waltham Abbey, United Kingdom
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The Royal Gunpowder Mills is a great place for families to spend days out exploring the secret history of gunpowder, explosives and rocket propellants through our engaging interactive Exhibitions, Science Shows and Children's Activities. With a 300 year history and 170 acres of secret science and hidden heritage there's always a great day out to be had at the Royal Gunpowder Mills - Next open February 10 - February 18 for MAYHEM IN THE MAD LAB
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  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Beaulieu Drive, Waltham Abbey EN9 1JY, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fun filled day out especially with young kids. Lots to do and see. Allow a couple of hours at least.

Thank Sip41p
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent location. Free parking available. Cafe with hot & cold snacks. Fireworks display was brilliant. While family enjoyed it as was not overcrowded like other local events. Added bonus of real cannon fire display before the main event. Also other smaller attractions there for the...More

Thank dood1974
Reviewed November 8, 2017 via mobile

Well actually the display was on the 4th. But me and my partner had great fun! A well organized event, with lots to do a eat. The display itself lasted around 15-20mins. One of my only criticisms of the evening was the signage and guidance...More

1  Thank James H
RGMadmin, Events & Marketing Coordiantor at Royal Gunpowder Mills, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi James. Many thanks for your feedback - I will pass information on in regards to signage to our team and look forward to seeing you at another one of our great events in 2018!

Reviewed November 6, 2017 via mobile

Plenty to see and do kids loved it always have activities on during holidays for the whole family to enjoy.. not expensive either n lovely cafe.

Thank Saddia K
RGMadmin, Events & Marketing Coordinator at Royal Gunpowder Mills, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for the lovely review!

Reviewed November 6, 2017

This wonderful, hidden historical gem is unique. Constantly under threat of redevelopment, this wonderful, historical treasure of a place is unique and should be visited. There is lots to see and do all year round and a land train will take visitors through centuries of...More

Thank BorninLondon7
RGMadmin, Events & Marketing Coordinator at Royal Gunpowder Mills, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for the lovely review and your support!

Reviewed November 6, 2017

Firework event well planned and enough activities to keep me busy before the fireworks. Good Musket and Archery displays. Fireworks were indeed spectacular with 1/2 a ton of explosives that lasted 20 mins.. Reminded me of the fireworks special effects in the first Lord of...More

Thank avictorrose
Reviewed November 5, 2017

What a great night we had! First time visiting and will definitely be coming again! The civil war society show with the guns were amazing and very interesting as well as the archery. Loads of things to do, as well as food and beverage huts....More

Thank liamsblue
Reviewed November 5, 2017 via mobile

We came to see the fireworks and we got so much more. Amazing science show (which my son had to go twice cause he loved it so much) the musket shooting, the ride in the army truck,the flaming archers and so much more we all...More

1  Thank Lucy B
Reviewed November 5, 2017 via mobile

What a fantastic fireworks day/evening you gave our family. It was simply perfect from start to finish. We all loved it. First time we've visited. Things to do from start to finish. Our young boys ages 3 and 5 enjoyed the nitrate show which had...More

1  Thank 4ofususually
Reviewed October 31, 2017

Went with two grandchildren,The nitrite shows and rocket making were great for the children as were the museum of how explosives were made over the last three hundred years. The site covers 180 acres abd the 45 minute trailer ride witha guide over the whole...More

Thank Brian186306
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Annieangel999
June 2, 2017|
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Response from Sarah C | Reviewed this property |
Yes I think it's suitable for a 15 year old. I'm sure they would like the science shows and learning about the history of the gunpowder mills. There is a ride that goes the whole way round the gunpowder mills that lasts for... More
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Gregg B
April 29, 2017|
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Response from harveyp2 | Property representative |
Hi. Yes we are open on the bank holiday Monday the 1st May. It is the biggest event day of the year so get here early as parking will become a problem later in the day. Have a look on the website for full details.
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Gregg B
April 29, 2017|
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Response from rogerreed2 | Reviewed this property |
I don't know but their website should tell you.
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