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(unless advised differently)

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East Auckland, New Zealand

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Hosted Birthday Parties


Let's celebrate your Birthday at the Historical Village!

Birthday parties are always fun, and at the Village we’ve done our best to make your child’s birthday both magical and stress-free.  We will ensure that your child’s birthday party is a fun and memorable experience, held in a location different from any other!

We provide one or more character hosts, play games and/or organise a scavenger hunt, make a craft, assist with seating the children whilst they eat, sing happy birthday, cut the cake, organise present opening and give out loot bags (as requested and supplied by the Parent/Organiser).



Impressions of our Birthday Parties


Parties include

  • Entry to Howick Historical Village
  • Private Cottage for two hours
  • Mad Hatter Party Host
  • Craft Activities Party Games and/or a Scavenger Hunt
  • Opportunity to explore the Village

Birthday Party Sessions:

There are two party sessions available on Saturdays and Sundays from 10am to 12noon or 2pm to 4pm. Note: Parties are not available on Live Days (the 3rd Sunday of each month). Parties can be arranged at other times by arrangement..  Please contact the Village to discuss your requirements.  

We will also provide you with a themed Mad Hatter Birthday Party Invitation to send your friends.


Cost per child - $22:00

One Parent / Organiser and the birthday child are included free of charge.

Parties with invited children 5 years old and under are permitted an additional 1 (one) Adult/Parent free of charge to assist with supervision. Any other visitors will be charged normal admission fees.

A non-refundable deposit of $100 is required to confirm your booking.

Minimum of 10 (ten) Children (including the birthday child).


The Parent/Organiser is responsible for the supervision and safety of all children and must be onsite for the duration of the party.  If there are more than 10 children attending, it is a non-negotiable requirement that an additional character host be requested at an extra cost of $60.

Parties will start promptly at the designated time. Please be on time for the commencement of the party and please assist with ensuring the party finishes at the designated time.

Prohibited items are not to be brought into the Village. These include dogs, balls, bikes, skateboards or roller-skates/boards.


You are able to supply your own food/cake for the party but if the party is to be catered it is a requirement that you order it from the Village. Cups, saucers and plates can all be supplied.

Bringing BBQ’s, grills and other cooking equipment to the Village is not permitted.

No other hire companies (e.g. bouncy castles) are permitted into the Village.

If you require a catering quote, please indicate your requirements on the Birthday Booking Form.


Mad Hatter Party

"You're Mad.  Bonkers.  Off your Head... But I'll tell you a secret..... All of the Best people are."   - Alice in Wonderland

A themed birthday party is a super fun way for children to share their special day with friends and family in a wonderful historical setting different from any other.

The  fun begins at the very start of the party when the children have to crawl down the "rabbit hole" on entry,  They are then greeted by A Mad Hatter Party Host in a gorgeous tea party setting.  Our party host will entertain your children for 2 hours, with Story telling, Crafts, Scavenger Hunt and Games.  Entry to the Howick Historical Village for the party guests (the birthday child and one parent are free).

"You know what the issue is with this world?  Everyone wants a magical solution to their problem, and everyone refuses to believe in magic."
 - Alice in Wonderland 

Register your interest below.


Reservation Request for a Birthday Party

To make an enquiry please fill out the booking request form below. Please note that catering is not provided but can be arranged by request.
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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