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Big Bang Weekend: 27 & 28 August Bank Holiday


Get ready for an explosive finale to the summer holidays as on August 27 & August 28 Big Bang Weekend comes to town! Join us as we welcome special effects experts Force FX back to the Mills for a spectacular pyrotechnics show you won’t want to miss!  Find out how they make your favourite films and TV dramas and festival effects look so realistic! The show begins at 3pm on both days so make sure you don’t miss out!

Whilst we build up to our fantastic Big Bang show we have some great family activities for everyone to enjoy.  Make and launch all types of rockets in the “Rocket & Flight” Zone, Visit the “Hands On” Zone where you can enjoy fantastic experiments , get messy in the “Creative” zone where you can make t shirts , create paintings and other crafts. Plus Professor Nitrate is on hand with fantastic science shows each day in the Mad Lab.  Your ticket also gives you access to our award winning exhibition of gunpowder, rockets and armoury, and other attractions.  There is ample play space and 170 acres of secret science and hidden heritage to explore with our land train and military truck tours. 

Big Bang Weekend takes place Sunday 27th & Monday 28th August, Tickets start at just £8.50 for children, and take advantage of great family tickets too.  Nominal charges apply to tours, and for a t-shirt to print and take home to wear.  Doors open 10am, Last Entry 3pm. For more information about this event and tickets visit our website and follow us on social media. We are @gunpowdermills on all major platforms