You’ll find us in Howick, 
East Auckland, New Zealand                               (09) 576 9506                                                          

Open every day
from 10am to last admission 4pm
(unless advised differently)

You’ll find us in Howick,
East Auckland, New Zealand

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Entire Historical Village Sunday, 18 November 2018, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Ring toss: Toy Making
Today you will get a chance to make your own Ring Toss toy. These toys were made by family members at a time when people had little money to spend on their children and there were few toys shops. So come and make a toy to give to someone for Christmas, cost of $4 per toy applies.

Join us today as our Living Museum bursts into life with costumed villagers going about their day to day life as if they were living in the 19th Century.   ‘Tis the Season where the villagers are busy preparing for the festive season in true Victorian style.  Rainbow Ringers are here making beautiful music, Christmas card making, traditional food baking, there is no mistaking the Sprit of Christmas is awaking!   There’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Entire Historical Village Saturday, 08 December 2018, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

A Traditional Christmas

As our Chrismas gift to you we are offering a special discounted entry fee of $8 per person tonight only, under 5's are FREE.

Enjoy the Christmas season as the sun goes down and the village comes alight. Join us for Christmas carols by candlelight in our quaint church, games on the lawn, a craft market for those wanting to purchase a unique gift, Christmas food baking on the coal range and other traditional Christmas activities to participate in. We have a food truck selling delicious French Crepes (sweet and savoury).  Drinks and ice-blocks for sale in Howick Arms and lollies for sale in Johnson's sweet shop as well as Classy Craft markets and our souvenir shop to endulge your Christmas shopping, so bring some cash, something for everyone to enjoy.

Entire Historical Village Monday, 14 January 2019, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Join us these school holidays for some old-fashioned Summer Fun! Each day families and children of all ages can come and explore the village and participate in various activities including outdoor games, giant bubbles, craft activities and the ever-popular garden trail. Join our villagers for a traditional activity at 11am and 2pm each day, Mon-Fri only.  Bring the grandchildren, or children of all ages and come and find out more.

In addition to this, you can join our Villagers doing demonstrations at 11am and 2pm Monday to Friday only.

Demonstrations and Activities on Mon - Frid (something different each day)

Teddy Bears Picnic

Enchanted Garden Tea Party

Summer Bounty

Clay modelling

Summer Games and Crafts

Entire Historical Village Thursday, 24 January 2019, 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

Our Summer Holiday Programme is back and better than ever! Family groups in their own original cottage will prepare for a luscious picnic out in nearby Lloyd Elsmore Park – making all sorts of food the old-fashioned way before heading out for an adventure – a trip to the Splash Park will be a huge treat. Fully supervised and awaiting your bookings on-line! Book Here

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icon time blueOpen every day
from 10am to 4pm
(last admission &
unless advised differently)


Where we are

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Howick Historical Village

Bells Road

Lloyd Elsmore Park



New Zealand