Spectacular Family Fun & Special Events at the Royal Gunpowder Mills


What's On & Events

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

Opening Times

We are OPEN daily during the EASTER school holidays from Friday 25th March to Sunday 10th April, 2016

Opening Times: 10am – 5pm (last ticket entry 3pm)

Other 2016 events will be listed here shortly.

2016 Events

Children's University



Royal Gunpowder Mills is a Learning Destination for the Children’s University and their Passport To Learning programme. Children can collect passport stamps for each of the following:

  • A General visit to Royal Gunpowder Mills
  • Science Show – Kaboom
  • Science Show – Space Race
  • Explosive Easter – 3rd & 4th April
  • Explosive Easter – 5th & 6th April
  • Spooky Secret Island (October half term)
  • Guy Fawkes Weekend

General Information

For Education and Group visits, please visit the relevant sections on our website.

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NoteThere may be loud bangs at some of our 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.