THE SWEETEST SPOT IN HAWKE'S BAY
Opened in 2006 and now a favourite with young and old, the Birdwoods Sweet Shop is a traditional sweet shop ‘just like you remember’. Set next door to the Gallery, the Sweet Shop is a single room colonial cottage built from materials reclaimed from the old Napier Hospital.
Step inside and take a step back in time – there’s a vintage cash register that goes ‘ding’, lots of special old tins, baker’s scales, teddy bears, bunting and, of course, rows and rows of sweet jars. Meet our Sweet Shop Lady (they all have to be grandmothers to work here). Fill a tin, fill a bag, or just fill your tummy! Sit in the shade under an umbrella at one of the tables in the front garden to eat a fabulous real fruit ice cream, test your skill on the stilts, have a quick hopscotch competition or take your photo in the hilarious Carnival Cut-out Frame.