Explore our Time Trail of buildings from the 1860s to the 1930s.

Enjoy our spacious grounds and browse through the displays in our heritage houses. Check out our large collection of early photos of the area or our collection of family archives.

Silverdale Pioneer Village, now in its 52nd year is an ideal place for a family visit where you can wander through the buildings or enjoy our gardens and magnificent old oak trees  Set in park-like surrounds with a heritage chapel onsite, the Silverdale Pioneer Village is ideal to stage an outdoor wedding, a reunion or any other family function. 

Come along and explore the Time Trail through our historic buildings each with an exhibition of yesteryear living and take part in the activities planned for the weekend.


Heritage Festival Month 

Every Weekend in October from 5th -28th Heritage Festival at the Silverdale Pioneer Village

Come for a day and experience a lifetime 

We are open every weekend during October from 10 am -3 pm. Enjoy a delicious Devonshire Tea while children take part in the ‘I Spy With My Little Eye” Activity for a reward. Treats and Treasures Craft Shop open so you can take home a bit of history. Remember we are in the pre-plastic era so cash only please.

Historic Society Coffee Morning

Join us in the Old Parsonage on the third Tuesday of every month at 10.30 am. You can bring along a historic item to discuss.

All welcome.   Free entry.

Bus Trip to Motat 

Friday 1st November bus departs from the Pioneer Village at 9.30 am sharp. $25 per person.

Bring your Gold Card for free entry into Motat. Visit the Aviation Park after lunch at St. Lukes.  Contact Ngaire 09 424 8615 or email us for bookings before 15th October to secure your seat. All Welcome.   pioneervillage1968@gmail.com

Opening hours
The Village is open 10am to 3 pm on Saturdays & Sundays
Free entry so come and enjoy our expansive gardens and explore out Heritage Buildings and Collections.

Gold coin donation appreciated