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We visited for fireworks night on the Saturday and were very impressed with the display - it was... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
TravellerNearLondon
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Near London
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Second visit just as good as the first

Second time here for fireworks night, and another amazing display. I'd go as far as to say this is... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Steve B
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Rayleigh, United Kingdom
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The Royal Gunpowder Mills is a great place for families to spend days out exploring the secret history of gunpowder, explosives and rocket propellants through our engaging interactive Exhibitions, Science Shows and Children's Activities. With a 300...more
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited for fireworks night on the Saturday and were very impressed with the display - it was amazing! There were lots of activities going on beforehand and we arrived at 3pm (fireworks were at 7) and found plenty to keep our children entertained during...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

nice place.. lots to see and do with a performance in the end with cowboys on their horses.. stalls that you can browse and many picture moments.. A nice to see once event

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Second time here for fireworks night, and another amazing display. I'd go as far as to say this is the most amazing display I've ever seen. Better than anything the big parks in the US can offer, and a fraction of the cost. Staff are...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Many thanks to the whole team of volunteers. Our grandchildren (girl of 6 and boy of 9) loved the place. Lots of fun activities such as making and launching of rocket, making slime and witches hats. And there was the mad lab show which kept...More

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RGMadmin, Events & Marketing Coordinator at Royal Gunpowder Mills, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for your feedback! Hope to see you again soon :)

Reviewed 10 September 2018

We visited as a group and were able to enjoy a trip around the site on the land train. The film presentations were interesting and the weapon exhibition was well-presented. All the volunteers were enthusiastic and knowledgeable and contributed to a very informative and enjoyable...More

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Reviewed 28 August 2018

Spent a very enjoyable bank holiday here with the kids. 7 year old daughter and 10 year old son loved the mad lab. Professer Nitrate is very humorous and kept everyone entertained (including adults). They also enjoyed the test range where you can try water...More

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Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Every year the Mill has a summer Mad Lab on certain days each week with activities to build and launch rockets, watch science experiments, and, if you are over 10yrs to have a go on their shooting range. The activities and science show are really...More

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Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

We arrived there today there wasn’t much to do there but I saw a stagg deer which really topped my day off but apart from that there wasn’t much to do there could I be improved Like more exhibitions but sorry we will not be...More

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Reviewed 15 August 2018

We arrived at 10am, departed 4pm and only stopped for 30 mins for our packed lunch! The 4 boys were age 7 and 8, and the day scored two 9 out of 10s and two 10 out of 10s at the end of the day...More

Thank Emma B
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

Just had an amazing educational full day out at The Gunpowder Mills in Waltham Abbey. Together with my 7 & 10 year old boys we made rockets and launched them, learnt about rockets in the rocket vault, made slime, wrote secret messages before taking in...More

Thank Lorraine K
RGMadmin, Events & Marketing Coordinator at Royal Gunpowder Mills, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2018

Hi Lorraine. Many thanks for your lovely review. Hope to see you again soon!

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LadyRavenscroft
3 August 2018|
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Response from RGMStaff | Property representative |
Hi. Thank you for your question. Since our 2017 season the decision was made to open Sunday - Wednesday in the Summer Holidays due to a noted pattern of busier days in previous summer holidays. On days we are not open to... More
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F541UBdebbieh
5 May 2018|
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Response from Minky1981 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Debbie yes all the attraction is wheel chair friendly. Hope this helps
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Annieangel999
2 June 2017|
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Response from 168sarahc | Reviewed this property |
Yes I think it's suitable for a 15 year old. I'm sure they would like the science shows and learning about the history of the gunpowder mills. There is a ride that goes the whole way round the gunpowder mills that lasts for... More
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GreggB238
29 April 2017|
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Response from harveyp2 | Property representative |
Hi. Yes we are open on the bank holiday Monday the 1st May. It is the biggest event day of the year so get here early as parking will become a problem later in the day. Have a look on the website for full details.
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GreggB238
29 April 2017|
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Response from rogerreed2 | Reviewed this property |
I don't know but their website should tell you.
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