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Toys part of the fun at Highwic these holidays


Toys part of the fun at Highwic these holidays

Bored school children will be able to enjoy doing something a little different at Highwic these school holidays.

Master toymaker Richard Lees, of Tinderbox, will lead a Toy Making holiday progamme on July 24 in which children will be able to learn about Victorian toys, and have a go at making a simple toy themselves.

“This is a great opportunity for children to have fun while learning about the kinds of toys that kids used to play with over a hundred years ago,” says the Manager of Highwic, Cheryl Laurie.

“Children who’ve taken part in a similar holiday programme run at Highwic in the past have really enjoyed it because it’s so different. Many of them have been amazed at the inventiveness and creativity behind some of these historic toys.”

Children will also be able to play games that their great great great grandparents would have played, and take part in a house-hunt looking for real toys from the Colonial era.

The July 24 holiday programme will run from 11.30am through to 12.30pm.

“The cost is $10 per child which includes the toy-making materials – which is really good value,” says Cheryl.

Children must be accompanied by an adult, however, and bookings are essential. To book – or for more information – contact Highwic on Ph 09-524-5729 or email

Richard Lees – toymaker extraordinaire.


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