WHAT: GUY FAWKES FESTIVAL AND FIREWORKS
WHERE: ROYAL GUNPOWDER MILLS, BEAULIEU DRIVE, WALTHAM ABBEY, EN9 1JY
WHEN: SATURDAY 1ST AND SUNDAY 2ND NOVEMBER 2019
COST: TICKETED EVENT
Known as the most important site for the history of explosives in Europe, the doors of this beautiful landscape will be open for a full day and evening of all things Guy Fawkes and gunpowder related.
There is plenty for all the family to see and do both young and old as professor nitrate is back in the mad lab with interactive shows explaining the science behind explosions plus hands-on activities to do and take home with you. Take a ride on the Tractor trailer guided tour, one of the best ways to explore the site that once was a gunpowder factory (a small fee applies).
In the afternoon, there will be a fantastic short theatre production “the ghost of Guy Fawkes”. Along with this, you can visit the rocket vault, armoury, and exhibitions that reveal stories and science behind the gunpowder heritage. Spaces for the inside activities such as the mad lab, the theatre, and the spinks gallery are all on a first come first serve basis, with queueing systems in place it is advised to turn up early to allow plenty of time.
To make sure that everyone is fed and watered there will be an abundance of food and drinks stalls available or you can visit the Gunpowder café, selling the normal bonfire fayre. And as the darkness falls both days conclude with an archery display from “The royal golden eagle medieval Archers” along with an epic firework display to end the evening with a bang. The fireworks will begin around 7pm and this year will be fired by ForceFX whose main clients are from the entertainment and events industry and are well known for not only their fireworks displays but their special effects.
It is advised to book tickets well in advance as the Guy Fawkes festival and fireworks is a popular and busy event, so make sure you book in advance to avoid disappointment. Ticket prices are priced at £10.50 for adults Child (3 to 15 years old) £8.50, concession (over 60, student, disabled or carer) £9.00 and a family ticket.
Join in on the fun and remember, remember the 5th of November this year in a fantastic event filled with gunpowder, treason, and plot!