Eggsplosive Easter

It’s about to get EGG-Splosive at the Royal Gunpowder Mills as we kick off with our fantastic Easter event. Open DAILY from April 6th to April 22nd, the Royal Gunpowder Mills has got bundles of fun in store!

On Bank Holiday Sunday 21st and Monday 22nd an Eggsplosive Show put on by Special Effects experts Force FX takes place at 3pm both days, with explosions and pyrotechnics all in the company of mad Professor Nitrate! 

All day long there's lots to do. In the Mad Lab you can visit our eggstra special Science Stations where you can try out some cool hands on experiments and also take home your very own Gooey Fried Slime Egg! 

Professor Nitrate puts on egg-cellent interactive science shows at 11.40, 1.40 and 3.40 in the Mad Lab for all the family to enjoy –  a big hit with all.

Outside you can engage in Rail Rocket trails, and race against your friends to see whose Rail Rocket goes furthest, and learn about the science while you have fun.

We’re also encouraging everyone to get creative, from making your own bunny ears to even printing your own t shirt* and a day out wouldn’t be complete without the chance to make and launch a rocket!

Our explosive history comes to life in our indoor exhibitions, our tractor trailer guided tours, and Rocket Vault and Armoury, all set in 170 acres of beautiful woodland and parkland.

The Royal Gunpowder Mills opens its doors DAILY between April 6th and April 22nd for EGGSPLOSIVE EASTER. Open 10am to 5pm.  On Bank Holiday Sunday and Monday 21st and 22nd we have a special explosive show at 3pm.  Follow us on social media @gunpowdermills for updates on this great event.

*Activities & timings are subject to change- always check before you travel
*T Shirt printing is charged at a nominal fee of one t-shirt for £1.50 or two for £2.50 

Doors Open 10am | Site Closes 5pm 


Professor Nitrate’s Mad Lab | Location 4

Eggsplosive science shows with Professor Nitrate

11.40 - 1.40 - 3.40 Kaboom The Space Race Kaboom _______________________________________________________________________

Science Stations | Location 4

We’ve got some cracking eggsperiments lined up that you can try - Messy results expected plus make your own Gooey Fried Egg to take home with you.

Session 1 | 10.00 - 11.30

Session 2 | 12.05 - 1.30

Session 3 | 2.05 - 3.30

Session 4 | 4.05 - 4.45


Rail Rockets | Location 4A

Race Rail Rockets against your friends and family - Don’t stand in the splash zone!

12.00 - 1.45


Tractor Trailer Guided Tours | Location 6

A 40 minute guided tour led by our knowledgeable team of volunteers leaves on the hour from 12pm - Tickets can be purchased at £1 per child , £2 per adult.


T Shirt Printing + Arts & Crafts | Location 7

Design your own T Shirt to take home with you! T Shirt printing is £1.50 per T Shirt or two for £2.50!

Session 1 - 10.00 - 11.20

Session 2 - 2.00 - 4.30

Arts & Crafts - Make your own bunny ears and other Easter themed crafts! All day until 4.45


Rocket Making | Location 7 Make your very own rocket to blast off into the skies!

10.00 - 10.55 | Make A Rocket

11.00 - 11.30 | Launch Your Rocket

11.30 - 12.55 | Make A Rocket

1.00 - 1.30 | Launch Your Rocket

2.00 - 2.55 | Make A Rocket

3.00 - 3.30 | Launch Your Rocket

3.35 - 4.00 | Make A Rocket

4.00 - 4.25 | Launch Your Rocket

Launch your rocket at Location 9


APRIL 21 + 22 | Eggsplosive Pyrotechnics Show with Professor Nitrate & ForceFX

Meet us on Queens Mead for an Eggsplosive Easter you won't forget!


This event qualifies as a "Special Event" as part of the Royal Gunpowder Mills Season Ticket.