When: 14th – 22nd February 2015, 10am – 5pm
Where: Royal Gunpowder Mills, Beaulieu Drive, Waltham Abbey, Essex EN9 1JY
£: Admission costs £9.75 for adults, £8.75 for concessions, £7.75 for children (aged 3-15) and children under 3 years go free. Family tickets (2 adults and up to 2 children) cost £31.50.
What is it?
This half term, enjoy science as you’ve never seen it before at the Royal Gunpowder Mills in Waltham Abbey. There will be a fun-packed week of activities exploring the gross and grisly side of science. Younger visitors will be able to enjoy a lively programme of explosive experiments and gruesome activities in the Mad Lab.
Join Professor Nitrate to discover some repulsive and revolting science from the past. Meet the Professor’s lab rats and get involved as they create all sorts of mess and mayhem in the Mad Lab. Get stuck in with really revolting experiments and activities, from snot to fart making. The Professor is always on the look-out for willing volunteers to test his latest theories, so visitors will need to be prepared for fun-filled and, occasionally, smoke-filled adventures.
New to the Royal Gunpowder Mills is the ‘Dare Workshop’, where you can test your senses and your courage in this new experience. Finally, test your shooting skills at the indoor Nerf range, located in the ‘Tower Gaol’, where the mad scientists are locked up.
Set in 170 acres of natural parkland, the Royal Gunpowder Mills mixes fascinating secret science and hidden heritage in beautiful surroundings to produce a different day out for all the family. Visitors can trace the history of explosives in an audio-visual show, uncover the truth behind the infamous Gunpowder Plot, come face to face with some real space rockets and get to grips with more than 200 firearms ranging from rocket launchers to machine guns in the fascinating Armoury.
More info: www.royalgunpowdermills.com