Fun days this week at Woodlands!

The Pioneer Fundays are on this week at Woodlands.

The three days of family fun in Gordonton are an extravaganza of 19th Century delights and goings-on, featuring pony rides, vintage machinery, old fashioned games of skills and even sack races. Sam and his Backyard Friends will be there, as will Lord and Lady Black with their Victorian-themed games.

The event runs from Tuesday 20  to Thursday 22 April, 10am to 2pm.  $2 entry fee per person.


We share some pics from Pioneer Fundays of the past –


Woodlands Pioneer Fundays



Woodlands Pioneer Fundays



Pioneer fundays



Woodlands fundays
Splendid photo by Dawn Tuffery


Ready for the sack race? On your marks…


Woodlands fundays


Lady Black (aka N8N’s Annette Taylor in disguise) with a friend…


Woodlands fundays


Back to that race – and they’re offffff!


Sack race


Tractor rides for all!


Woodlands fundays

And here is Woodlands very own Estelle Payton, very much looking the part!


Woodlands fundays photo


So come on out and go back in time at Woodlands Pioneer Fundays –

The Woodlands Estate, 42 Whitikahu Rd, Gordonton, 07 8243 687



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Number 8 Network - a community website for the rural areas northeast of Hamilton, NZ, is run by Gordonton journalist/editor Annette Taylor.

One thought on “Fun days this week at Woodlands!

  • October 8, 2020 at 6:24 pm

    Reminiscent of good old England. But, you wouldn’t know of that any of you.
    Never mind.


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