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Spectacular Family Fun & Special Events at the Royal Gunpowder Mills

For superb days out in Essex, our heady host of spectacular events offers an exciting array of family fun and entertainment throughout 2014 at the Royal Gunpowder Mills’ Secret Island.

General Information

Open Every Weekend 5th April – 28 September 2014
Open Daily during School Holidays (excludes Christmas break).
Guy Fawkes Festival and Fireworks 8-9 November 2pm - 7pm each day

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2014 Events


NoteThere may be loud bangs at some of our reenactment events.

Note: Children must be accompanied by an Adult or Guardian at all times.

Dogs: Only guide and assistance dogs will be allowed on the site. They must remain in harness during the visit.