Eggsplosive Easter: 25 March - 10 April

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Expect an exciting array of Eggsplosive Easter fun at The Royal Gunpowder Mills which is open daily during the school holidays from Friday 25th March – Sunday 10th April, including the Easter weekend.

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.

Standard Science Show times in the Mad Lab are at 11.40am, 1.40pm and 3.40pm 

Over Easter bank holiday weekend there is a bevy of children’s activities and amazing explosive arena events.  Good Friday and Saturday will provide special Easter activities designed for younger children, with a traditional Easter Egg Hunt, crafts and other eggciting activities!

Science Shows in the Mad Lab 11.00am, 1.00pm & 3.00pm

On Easter Sunday and Monday get set for a spectacular arena event featuring live gunpowder and other pyrotechnic explosives in twice daily shows. In the MadLab Professor Nitrate has his own big bang theories and with the lab Rats on hand to help put science into action this promises to be a very eggciting day out.

Science Shows in the Mad Lab 11.40am and 2.40pm

Pyro Explosive Shows outside 12.40pm and 3.40pm

Head down on to the Test Range and participate in some fantastic fun and games, try your hand at launching rockets and firing air soft rifles. Ride on bikes, trikes and carts and try our new ‘Mega Marble Run’.

As well as rocket making and launching workshops, don't miss the Rocket Vault where you can see some of the rockets worked on when Royal Gunpowder Mills was a top secret government research facility. 

Other Activities

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.

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.  

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