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Live Days:

Most Months (excluding December): Looking for some entertainment, a family day out, or things to do in Auckland?  Then step back in time with us on a Live Day, where the Village comes to life with costumed Villagers. The whole Village is filled with activity, as villagers go about their daily tasks. On most live days you will find a marching band, a Fencible military demonstration, an exhibition that relates to that month’s theme, an opportunity to play with Victorian Era games, and a horse and carriage.  Let’s pass New Zealand’s history onto the younger generations; come learn about life in Colonial Auckland. Live days are from 10:00am to 4:00pm and admission charges apply.

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 Next Live Day:Brewing and Baking

20th August 10am-4pm

The villages comes alive with the smells and warmth of traditionally cooked foods and warm hearths,  Come indoors and join us as we warm up our tummies by the cosy winter fires.  Sample food from the Fencible Period and  Vote for your Favourite.   Bring the kids along to develop an appreciation of what it was like before the days of going to the shops to buy our food.

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Fun at the village in the Holidays

(Weekdays only, No bookings required, Children need to be accompanied by their parents/caregivers)

During NZ School Holidays: These fun days give families a change to explore the village with activities catered to children. Join us for a day filled with crafts, old fashioned-games, and New Zealand history from 10:00am to 2:00pm admission charges apply.

Design a cottage for a fairy tale character, use the magic beans to grow a beanstalk, games with the Queen of Hearts and more….. 

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Booked School Holiday Programmes:

Second Thursday of Mid-Year Holidays and Last Thursday of the Christmas Holiday: With a different theme offered every holiday, there’s always something new to come back to! A guide will take primary school children around the village, where children participate in activities like crafts, cooking games, and team activities. Bring a friend, a picnic lunch, a water bottle, old clothes and an adventurous spirit.You must register in advance and limited space is available. The program is from 9:30am to 2:30pm and costs $35 per child or $60 for two children.

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Next School Holiday Programme

20th July 9.30am – 2.30pm

Grimm Tales and Ginger Bread trails

Delve into the world of Fairy Tales so popular in Victorian times with their wise morals and fascinating characters!  Red Riding Hood, the Gingerbread Man, the Three Little Pigs, Goldilocks and many more.  Crafts, cooking, building and role-play culminating in a delicious themed High Tea – please bring a plate to share!  Bookings essential on line or in the office.

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History and High Tea

Join us in our beautiful historic Bell House on Sunday 6th August from 2.00pm-4pm.  Booking is essential as seating is limited, book online or 5769506.  Due to the historic nature of the venue, we ask that all guests refrain from wearing stilettos.

$40 includes: Guest speaker, delicious dainty food and beverages, friendly staff, complimentary soft drink on arrival and discounted entry into the Howick Historical village.

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