Secret Island, Royal Gunpowder Mills

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Secret Island, Royal Gunpowder Mills

Beaulieu Drive

Waltham Abbey



01992 707360




Open from 10.00pm 5.00pm (last entry 3.00pm), you are welcome to spend all day with us though we would recommend the average visit to last approximately 3 hours.

To visit the Royal Gunpowder Mills during a themed event weekend and learn about the power and potential danger in explosives. The aim is to encourage children to visit Heritage sites and view them as entertaining places of outside learning for significant historical events.

Special Event - October Half Term Spooky Secret Island October Half Term 25th October 2nd November, 10.00am 5.00pm

To explore various displays and exhibitions and take part in themed activities. These may include; slime making, face painting, hat and mask making, monster skin and charcoal monster drawings, feely boxes, haunted mill experience, ghost busting, rockets and crazy carts.

Special Event Guy Fawkes Weekend 8th 9th November. Open 2.00pm 7.00pm. Fireworks display at 7.00pm.

Discover how Guy Fawkes and his fellow conspirators were foiled in their plot to blow up the houses of parliament.   Learn about this significant historical event through living history displays by the English Civil War Society, interactive performances and craft activities such as lantern making.

Science Show Space Race, Exciting and engaging science show which encourages audience participation. This show explores forces through demonstrations of energy transfer, looking at gravity, lift, friction and transfer of energy.