Royal Gunpowder Mills

Royal Gunpowder Mills

Last Updated on February 20, 2024 by Suzy

Things to do at Royal Gunpowder Mills review

Located near Waltham Abbey the Royal Gunpowder Mills is open on selected dates in 2023. 300 years of intrigue and history in a stunning natural setting are ready to explore at the Royal Gunpowder Mills.

Much of the 170-acre site is now a scheduled ancient monument and site of special scientific interest. The nature reserve attracts a wide range of birds, such as the siskin, barn owls, herons and kingfishers. Other animals, that make their home at the Mills include fallow deer, muntjac, grass snakes and various bat species.

For families, they have a variety of activities including a Living History weekend, children’s workshops and an exciting schools’ programme featuring costumed characters from our past. On selected dates, there are tractor tours of the “out of bounds” areas of their site and opportunities to ride on their miniature and narrow gauge railways.

Please note that they are opening differently to the way that they have opened in the past with a programme of selected activities replacing their standard opening. Sadly Professor Nitrate won’t be with them this year but there will be exciting new activities and events, coming up.

FAQ and Further Information Royal Gunpowder Mills

Is there food and drink available?

There is a cafe selling drinks and light refreshments. You can eat a picnic in the grounds.

What are the main things to do?

For families, they have a variety of activities including a Living History weekend, children’s workshops and an exciting schools’ programme featuring costumed characters from our past. There are toilets and a cafe.

What are the ticket prices?

*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *Prices vary – see website

Is there parking?

Car parking on site is free, .

When are they open?

They are open on selected dates for special events,. For up-to-date opening times and dates please visit their website.

Dog friendly?

Only assistance dogs are permitted.

Are they accessible?

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This is a guest post by Josie from Business for Mums

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