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Guy Fawkes Festival & Fireworks:

November 2017

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It’s time to celebrate Bonfire Night in spectacular style as the Royal Gunpowder Mills brings its 2017 season to an end with the Guy Fawkes Festival & Fireworks, when the historic site on the banks of the River Lea hosts a weekend packed full of activities for all.

We tell the famous story of the plot to blow up parliament in the setting of what was once a real Gunpowder Factory! From 2pm onwards there are Family Fun Activities featuring Slime Making and Lantern Making* for children of all ages. A short theatre production, Musket Firing, takes the audience into scenes from the plot. There are science shows with Professor Nitrate explaining the science of explosions, and a Stuart Foods Experience where you can learn all about the Stuarts eating habits. As darkness falls, you can warm up with some hot food from our Gunpowder Cafe and food outlets. Both days conclude in an amazing fireworks display from Force FX, the company behind the special effects you see in movies, TV and music festivals!

Your ticket covers our interactive exhibiton, the Rocket Vault and Armoury and more. 

Our activities begin at 2pm , The Fireworks Display will take place at 7pm , our last entry time is 6.30pm prompt. 

PRE-BOOK ONLINE STRONGLY ADVISED. Tickets at the gate may be limited. Guy Fawkes Festival & Fireworks can prove extremely busy.

Space for our inside activities such as “The Mad Lab”, “The Theatre” and “The Spinks Gallery” is offered on a first come, first served basis. Please join the queue and allow for waiting time.  

PARKING is offered on a first come, first served basis.   Exit from our car park can become quickly congested when people try to exit at the same time.  Please stay patient, pack games to keep the kids amused and put on your favourite relaxing music! 

SPEEDIER GET-AWAY is possible by using parking space generously given at the Lee Valley White Water Centre.  For details of this please find the attached map by clicking here 

COME ON FOOT if you live locally - a nice easy walk and easy exit!

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*PLEASE NOTE - Some listings have featured that this year's event will feature a BBQ , Bar and Fairground Rides - This is correct to our 2016 listing and not our 2017 event. 


Ticket Prices

Adults £10.50

Concessions £9.00

Children (Under 16) £8.50

Family Tickets are also available check our Eventbrite page for more details