…you just might have to give them some more…and more…and more.

Am I right?!!

While in the Hastings/Havelock North area, we were advised not to miss Birdwoods Gallery. Trip Advisor reviews confirmed this recommendation, and so we really couldn’t say no!

We peaked inside the Birdwoods Gallery, which featured beautiful artwork and crafts from New Zealand, as well as Africa. The owners have spent a lot of time in Africa, and import some beautiful artisans crafts from there! We’ve heard the Cafe is also excellent, but as we had recently eaten—we decided to hit up the Sweet Shop, instead!

The traditional Sweet Shop is simply charming! Oh, my!! It’s full of jars of seemingly endless varieties–and the employee was kind enough to walk each kid through which treats they wanted. We discovered the joys of Bon Bons…which were a candy we weren’t familiar with in the slightest. We decided to let each kid to collect a small bag of goodies, which was then weighed to total our cost—which was HEFTY. The things we do for kids, huh?!!

The kids also had a blast playing in the area in front of the Sweet Shop—which featured a hula hoop, ring ross, hopscotch and old-fashioned hammer/highstriker game!

The property at Birdwoods is absolutely charming, and a must-see if you’re in the Havelock/Hastings area in New Zealand!

My name is Alisa, and I love traveling the world with my adventurous husband and rambunctious 5 small children. I am passionate about gorgeous scenery, meeting new people, and I’m a certified salad nut. Most of all, I love making memories with my family, and I enjoy sharing our travels with others!

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