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Spring Into Easter at Royal Gunpowder Mills - 1st to 17th April 2017

Author: Royal Gunpowder Mills Published: 5th April 2017 00:43

Professor Nitrate experimenting with fire in his Mad Lab 

Spring into Easter!

Expect an exciting array of Eggsplosive Easter Fun at The Royal Gunpowder Mills, Beaulieu Drive, Waltham Abbey, EN9 1JY all-weather venue, open daily during the school holidays from Saturday 1st April to Bank Holiday Monday 17th April 2017.

Don’t expect sanity as families go on to the Yolk Zone to explore the science of Bouncy Eggs, Non-Newtonian Fluid and get creative with Gooey Slime Fried Eggs! Unique fun and madness suitable for children aged 3+. 

Professor Nitrate is back in his Mad Lab this Easter and is set to unveil even more ‘secret science’ experiments, he’s always on the look-out for willing volunteers to test his latest theories so visitors will need to be prepared for fun-filled and, occasionally, smoke-filled adventures.

There are fantastic take-home crafts too, making Bunny Ears, Easter Cards, designing a Chalkboard Egg, making puppets and making and launching rockets.

From Good Friday to Easter Monday there's a fantastic Outdoor Science Show (weather permitting). On Easter Sunday and Easter Monday we have the excitement of Pygmy Goats and Ducklings, children can get close up to and handle, and the Easter Bunny makes appearances throughout the day helping children with a Golden Egg Hunt around this historic site. 

Our interactive exhibition, a short film about gunpowder, a spectacular Armoury and 1940’s exhibitions are all in your price.  A nominal charge is made for the Land train Tour with a guide explaining the amazing 170-acre site, packed full of history and nature, and a small charge for a t-shirt to print up in your very own design.  Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence and a lovely, affordable Café onsite too. Plus free parking! 

Set in 170 acres of natural parkland, the Royal Gunpowder Mills mixes fascinating secret history, exciting science and beautiful surroundings to produce a different day out for all the family.  Take a trip in the land-train or military vehicle to discover more about the historic Royal Gunpowder Mills (book your place on arrival as this is a popular tour and often sells out).

Visitors can trace the history of explosives in a stunning short film, uncover the truth behind the infamous Gunpowder Plot, come face to face with some real space rockets and get to grips with more than 200 firearms ranging from muskets to machine guns in the fascinating Armoury. 

Not just for children, anyone interested in history will have a fantastic day out at the Royal Gunpowder Mills!  

2017 Special Events Schedule
  • VE Day Event: 29th April to 1st May
  • Wild West Weekend: 27th, 28th & 29th May 
  • Victorian Days: 30th May to 4th June 
  • Victorian Days & Steam Hertiage: 3rd & 4th June
  • Live History 12th & 13th June
  • Summer Days Summer Holidays
  • Alfa Romeo Day 24th September
  • Spooky Secret Island: October half term holidays
  • Guy Fawkes Festival & Fireworks: 4th & 5th November

If you have not been for a while, well worth another visit as they have lots of new features in the last couple of years including the Mad Lab children's show, larger rocket exhibition, newly refurbished cafe and outdoor wooden play area.

If you have never been before and experience the Royal Gunpowder Mills for the first time, please get in touch, we would love to hear what you think and please send us some photos too. Registered users can comment below or alternatively email us at: jeffen9@aboutmyarea.co.uk or send photos to our Twitter account @WalthamAnews

For more information please call 01992 707370 or see their website: Royal Gunpowder Mills

Photograph above of Professor Nitrate experimenting with fire in his Mad Lab by kind permission of Royal Gunpowder Mills.

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