Calling all Families; be prepared to be blown away with an explosive Big Bang Bank Holiday Weekend full of fun at Royal Gunpowder Mills from Saturday 29 – Monday 31 August.  This bank holiday the industrial heritage site in Waltham Abbey have a pyrotechnical-tastic programme of family friendly activities planned for the August weekend. 

Expect the best of Royal Gunpowder Mills just bigger, better and full of blast!  Chock full of mad experiments, rocket launches and explosions; the 170 acre site will be alive with super science, cool cannons and big bangs. Catch up with Professor Nitrate in the outdoor arena, who will be up to his old tricks mixing up chemicals, blowing things up and seeing how far he can fire projectiles and rockets. 

Witness how the special effects professionals create explosions and other pyrotechnic effects for film and television.Have a go at making and firing compressed air rockets, racing water pressure propelled track rockets and watch black power rockets fired high into the sky by RGM's very own Rocket Scientists. Fire different types of air cannons and see if you can hit the target, then watch a display of hairspray cannons and larger gas cannons in action. 

Children can discover their sharp shooting skills in the BB Airsoft and Nerf Ranges. With BB Airsoft guns for older children and Nerf guns for younger children the controlled environment allows for plenty of fun. Families can also see the fantastic collection of real weapons in the Armoury. 

With more workshops and activities planned throughout the summer bank holiday all the family can learn about the exciting explosive history and heritage of the Royal Gunpowder Mills and get hands-on with science with plenty of interactive activities. Regular Land-train and Military vehicle tours will also run so all the family can explore the site and find out about the 300 years of the Royal Gunpowder Mills history.