Hands On History

Lakes District Museum and Gallery
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Lakes District Museum and Gallery Arrowtown

Our interactive Hand-On History education programme, featuring the historically preserved goldmining town of Arrowtown, is designed to enrich and enhance the New Zealand curriculum. Students will experience first-hand and interactive learning in an authentic environment. All programme options are activity based, designed to suit all stages and styles of learning and all link clearly to the Social Studies Curriculum strands.

Tel: 03 442 0317
Fax: 03 442 0835

info@handsonhistory.co.nz

www.handsonhistory.co.nz


Howick Historical Village

Pakuranga, Auckland

We have programmes for both High School and Primary Students

We offer customised programmes for Years 9 – 13, as well as tertiary programmes. These include Geography, Drama, English, Tourism, Photography, Food and Fabric Technology and of course, History – a fabulous insight into New Zealand’s past especially the establishment of Auckland as our early capital and the settlement of the whole area.

Primary students love delving into early colonial life in New Zealand through hands-on and interactive role-play experiences. We offer a unique EOTC programme involving the technological advancements and inventions made by the early settlers which include construction and engineering, agriculture, food tech, natural medicines, textiles and fabrics. We show how archaeological discoveries of the Fencible Period have helped us understand the lives that early settlers led.

Parents and teachers should also check out our popular holiday programmes and Howick Historical Village is a unique special events venue suitable for children’s birthday parties to weddings and corporate events.

Onsite 1850s church, beautiful lawns and gardens with water features plus cafe & a choice of meeting halls for your special event.

Phone: 09 576 9506
Fax: 09 576 9708

education@fencible.org.nz

www.fencible.org.nz


Napier Prison

Historic and Ghost Tours in NZ’s Oldest Prison

We can provide 1 hour guided group tours of the prison to suit your age group. Alternatively, we run a 2-hour Junior Programme featuring an historical tour, scavenger hunt, fingerprinting and games. Children can enter the cells, visit the hanging yard and hear about the secret tunnel, ghosts and lighthouse. Seated areas are provided for morning tea or lunch. Excellent for exchange students or students studying other languages are our audio tours in 15 different languages.
Napier Prison is just a few minutes walk to the town centre and Marine Parade.
Self-guided audio tours are available every day.

To book your school group tour
P: 06 835 9933

getnicked@napierprison.com

www.napierprison.com


Sheepworld

For a true NZ Farm Experience

Auckland just North of Warkworth, click to find our location

Bring your students to Sheepworld Farm Park to learn about the NZ Sheep and Wool Story using our tailor-made packages of activities for school groups that will fulfill many parts of your curriculum.

Sheepworld is an all-weather venue and we have a range of indoor and outdoor activities.

Indoor activities and facilities include:

Dog and Sheep Shows twice daily at 11am and 2pm. Other times available on request.

Rural craft activities for groups; wool spinning, butter making & native plant workshops.

Marquee and picnic area available for eating lunch or morning/afternoon tea..

Outdoor activities include:

Complete farmyard of animals including alpacas, pigs, donkeys, miniature horses, goats and sheep.

Animal Encounters; learn about selected animals.

Guided Farm Tour & guided or self-guided Eco Discovery Trail.

Our shop is stocked with quality, natural NZ products ideal for staff presentations or gifts.

Our onsite Berries Café serves tasty snacks and meals, great coffee and real-fruit organic

Ice-creams.

For school camps there is a campsite and caravan park adjacent to Sheepworld which is separately owned and managed. Upon request we can supply information on how to book the campsite.

Bring your students to Sheepworld for an entertaining and educational experience they won’t forget.

Contact the Sheepworld team.  

P: 09 4257444

E: info@sheepworld.co.nz

Visit: www.sheepworldfarm.co.nz