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Guy Fawkes Festival & Fireworks
November 5 & November 6

Ticket sales have ended for November 6

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Celebrate Bonfire Night with the fireworks display at the Royal Gunpowder Mills, Waltham Abbey, when the historic site comes alive with The Guy Fawkes Experience from 2pm onwards including Family Fun activities for children of all ages, bursts of theatre, 17th century characters, science shows, fun fair with rides, concluding in a spectacular fireworks display.

Last entry 6.30pm. Allow for Guy Fawkes Traffic. Pre-Booking is advised.

For Parking Information, see below

Please note there is no 'barbeque and bar' ( as said in some listings), plus any music is not live.


Schedule of Events




Fireworks Display


Queens Mead

Musket Firing

3.00 , 4.00 , 5.00 , 6.00

Queens Mead

Professor Nitrate’s Kaboom Science Show

3.15, 4.30 , 5.45 

The Mad Lab

Slime Making

2.00 – 6.45 / 7.15 – 7.45

The Mad Lab

Lantern Making

2.00 – 6.45 

The Spinks Gallery

Ghost Of Guy Fawkes Show

2.30, 3.45, 5.00 , 6.15


Stuart Foods : Learn more about Stuart Foods

3.00 , 4.00 , 5.00 ,6.00

Bay 4 – Education Building


All parking, activities and tickets are offered on a first come first serve basis. Arrive early to get a space and to enjoy the many entertainments and shows.  Your ticket does not guarantee a parking space. Last entry is at 6.30pm but allow plenty of time for Guy Fawkes traffic on your journey - we strongly advise you aim to arrive for 5.30 or if you live nearby come by foot. 

In addition to our own parking, the Lee Valley White Water Centre has kindly donated parking spaces for those not minding an easy and pleasant 15-minute walk to the Royal Gunpowder Mills.  This way you can guarantee a smooth get-away after the show as the traffic lights at Beaulieu Drive are slow and we cannot guarantee police traffic control. When you arrive at the White Water Centre main gate, ask the marshal for the Fireworks parking area, park up and enjoy your stroll to the show. 

Download a map to the alternative car park 

For more information please contact us on 01992 707 375 or email info@royalgunpowdermills.com