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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: Trouble on the High Seas

15th October 10am-4pm

Treasure Hunts, Pirates Ships, Lucky Dips and More!

Sailing across the sea in the 19th Century was quite an adventure!

This Live Day depicts the experiences of the Fencible families  arriving by ship to New Zealand.   Along with a gallon of  Pirating fun and activities for the young at heart!


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.

Kids crafts, parlour games, face painting 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

Treasure Island

Thursday 12th October, 9.30am-2.30pm

A swash-buckling time for all!!  Join us for an exciting day of pirating on the High Seas – digging for treasure and rescuing damsels in distress.  We’re tying in with the Auckland Heritage Festival theme of ‘transport’ by travelling as they did in Victorian Times, sailing the globe to find the best adventure.

Bookings essential, online or in person



October 28th 8pm-10pm
Disguise yourself in fancy dress and go door to door for a Trick or a Treat if you dare. It’s a unique Family/Children’s Halloween experience.  We offer a safe environment, away from the busy streets, with over 20 cottage doors for you to knock on, where you will be greeted by a costumed character ready to trick or treat.  Food and Drinks for sale as well as entertainment from Cherry the Clown.
Spend Hallowe’en with us in an 1850′s setting.  This unique experience will not be found anywhere else in Auckland.  Bookings essential, no ticket sales on the night.