A family market tucked into the quaint village of Tai Tapu is growing each month; offering a child- (and dog) friendly atmosphere which doesn’t skimp on creativity. Just months old, the Gatewood Market has over 50 stalls and vendors.
Arranged in a circle around a cluster of trees which host a coffee cart, children’s’ arts and crafts area and live music the stalls offer bespoke jewellery, homewares, cuisine and décor.
Browse the stalls while enjoying live music and fare like sandwiches, waffles, and woodfired bagels. Or, sit amongst the shade of trees on the provided picnic rugs and hay bales, or bring your own rug.
On the Woodgate family property, the Woodgate and Mckenzie families organise the entire affair themselves, and strive to create a homely, relaxed and vibrant community market.
Since its inception in February, the market has attracted a strong following of locals and abroad who enjoy the breadth of its offerings.
The next market, on December 20, is going to be even more special than usual – with a bouncy castle, pony rides and face painting.
Held the third Sunday of every month in spring and summer, the Gatewood Market is at 788 Old Tai Tapu Rd, next to the Tai Tapu Hotel, from 10am to 2pm.
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