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Embrace Edwardian life at Ferrymead

These school holidays, Ferrymead Heritage Park has a raft of fun activities for visitors to its Edwardian township, plus a special Edwardian programme for KidsFest.

The Edwardian township at Ferrymead is an enchanting place, with cottages and shops as well as an old schoolhouse and jail to captivate the youngsters. It’s fun to wander through this magical setting and ponder the realities of the past.

During these school holidays, the Edwardian township will be a hive of activity. As part of your general admission to Ferrymead Heritage Park, children will be invited to dress up in Edwardian clothing and have their picture taken, bake and decorate biscuits, make Edwardian-themed papercraft and play games from a bygone era. When you visit, follow the Edwardian trail and locate interesting artifacts along the way, or simply follow your nose around the Park. As part of your admission, you’re invited to take a trip on one of Ferrymead’s restored electric trams. 

Whether it’s donning an Edwardian bonnet, baking biscuits, riding the tram or checking out the fire engines, history comes alive at Ferrymead Heritage Park. 

For KidsFest, experience a day in the life of an Edwardian child

As part of KidsFest during the school holidays, Ferrymead Heritage Park is offering a special three-hour programme for children who want to fully embrace “A Day in the Life of an Edwardian Child”. Young history buffs will soak up the immersive experiences on offer, whether it’s attending school or cooking on the coal range. Children may be dropped off for this programme, as long as they are booked in, but need to be eight years or older. The cost is $25, which includes a tram ride. For bookings and further details, go to: education@ferrymead.org.nz or see the KidsFest Programme.


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