Join us online at the Sandringham Kids Heritage Project - a chance for children and families to explore local history during the October school holidays.
Explore our cultural heritage and learn how to do your own pepeha, make some poi, play olden days parlour games with your family, learn the fascinating story of Tom the Elephant and the Mt Eden Trig, or enter our colouring-in competition. Bonus points for labelling your drawing with te reo!
Explore our natural heritage by exploring an ancient local lava rock forest in Gribblehirst Park. What did Auckland look like before humans arrived? And how did the birds use the trees in the forest as their very own supermarket? Can you find the tree species in the lava rock forest by matching them to their photo, or finding the yellow ribbon?
Explore our built heritage by becoming a heritage house detective. Learn about the different types of heritage houses that can be found in Sandringham and their features and then test yourself on our Kahoot Challenge! Or go for a walk around your local neighbourhood and see what cool heritage houses and features you can spot and share your photos with us online. Can you be the heritage house Sherlock of Sandringham? Or enter our heritage house drawing competition judged by our expert panel! Bonus points for labelling the heritage features on your drawing and the type of house (eg. villa, bungalow, art deco, cottage or state house)!
Twenty prizes to be won! But most of all lots of chances to have fun!
This event is aimed at children 8-12 years and their families and all are welcome! Please save the lava rock forest walk until Covid Level 2, unless you are a local and can walk to the location.