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 at the Royal Gunpowder Mills.
We will open for Special Events and School Holiday Events in 2017. Check our Event Listings below for upcoming events.
Gates open 10am, Last Entry 3pm (Site closes at 5pm)
Suggested length of visit is four to five hours
* School Holiday Events Professor Nitrate's Mission To Mars, Easter Half Term, May Half Term, Summer Holidays, October Half Term
* Special Events The Gunpowder Plot Rally, VE Weekend, Wild West Weekend, Live History, Southern Alfa Romeo Day, Guy Fawkes Festival
Join Professor Nitrate on a Mission To Mars! Find out more by clicking the poster below.
A practical learning experience implementing the idea of photographing people no matter what the chosen field. A fantastic day of training, learning and hands on photography for all that attend.
Tickets for February 18th can be found at www.timelineevents.org
A wonderful event with activities and hunts for the little ones and experiments and trails for the older ones. And spring is showing its fresh colours around the beautiful venue and woodland.
Proud to be the finish for The Charity Classic Vehicle Club & Chelmer Valley Car Meet rally for Drive it Day, with a wonderful display of cars from the: 30s, 40s and onwards to 80s.
OK – It’s back! Our ever-popular VE Weekend celebrations featuring re-enactments, 40s entertainments and dancing, and good food. Be prepared to spruce up that 40’s frock and hairdo!
The fantastic wild west re-enactors move in with their tent town! Find out how they worked, lived and played out on the frontiers, and watch out for those bandits! There is a shoot-out.
Beautiful sunny day's await as there's fun in store for the whole family. Check soon for details
The Live History group takes over the mills June 12 & 13 for a fantastic new experience that will immerse you in history! Check back for details
Fun for all the family and an opportunity for walks and talks on a variety of topics.
Southern Alfa Romeo Day : September 24
A fabulous car show showcasing Alfa Romeo's throughout history! Not to be missed. Details coming soon.
October Half Term : October 2017
Dr Gore returns as there's fantastic experiments ago in the Mad Lab. Details coming soon.
Guy Fawkes Festival & Fireworks : November 2017
Where better to see a fireworks display then at a gunpowder factory? Details coming soon.
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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:
- School Holiday Events during 2017
Note: There 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.