July School Holiday Activities at Highwic
14/07/2021 - 23/07/2021
These school holidays, Highwic is offering a range of activities to keep children entertained. Activities run from 11am to 3pm on a drop-in basis, with a small charge made for materials. Different activities occur on different days.
Please note Highwic will be closed to the public on Wednesday 21 July.
Wednesday 14 July, 11am - 3pm
Come and make your very own book the old fashioned way, then fill it with sketches of treasures from the house and gardens, or write a story inspired by Highwic.
From Daguerreotype to Digital
Thursdays 15 and 22 July, 11am - 3pm
Come to Highwic and get hands-on experience with one of the earliest forms of photography - Sun Prints - using only the sun, special photographic paper and interesting objects found in our garden.
A Stitch in Time
Fridays 16 and 23 July, 11am-3pm
Learn the art of creating a sampler, using different stitching techniques to produce a stitched picture.
- Check days for the different activities above
- 11am - 3pm
Children must be accompanied by an adult. Normal entry applies – adults $10, accompanied children and Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga members free. A small charge for materials will apply for each child.
Make a Booking
No need to book - the activities are operating on a drop-in basis. Why not take the opportunity to explore the house as well?
- 40 Gillies Avenue - enter from Mortimer Pass
- A small amount of parking is available on site for our visitors
- Wednesday - Sunday
- 10.30am - 4.30pm
- Last admission into the house at 3.45pm.
- Closed Good Friday and Christmas Day
Accompanied children under 18 years: free. Children under 15 years must be accompanied by an adult. Maximum of four children per paying adult.
Unaccompanied children 15 years and above and still at school: $8.
Onsite parking available. Please understand that surcharges may apply at times of special events.