Activity Category: Kapiti Coast

Swimming Pool at Te Rauparaha Arena, Porirua

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Many locals would say that this is the best swimming pool facility in the Wellington region, especially those that like water slides, and best of all, unlike many pools, there’s no extra charge for the slide! There’s a separate pool for lane swimming but the main leisure pool is where…

Indoor Raceway, Porirua

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Unlike other race tracks where you have to be 7+ and over a certain height to drive the go-kart, this race track has special smaller karts for those aged 5 – 9 years. Those kids 4 years and under can also be a passenger in the kart that a parent is driving. As…

Te Araroa walk between Paekakariki and Pukerua Bay

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This walk is not for everyone! If you suffer from vertigo and/or are really nervous around steep sided paths then this walk is probably not one that you should try. For good walkers, with a reasonable level of fitness and kids that are willing to hold an adult’s hand and…

MacLean Playground and Skatepark, Paraparaumu Beach

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This small playground is set just near the beach and right next to the skatepark so together they make a good destination for multiple ages.  You can’t see the beach from the playground or skatepark but you could keep your eye on a child at the skatepark and the playground…

Campbell Park, playground and skatepark, Paekakariki

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Within this park there’s a great playground, a skatepark and huge expanse of playing fields with football goals set up. The playground can be accessed by a long slide (from Wellington Road) which is always a fun way to arrive! Otherwise the equipment is mostly one huge structure with a…

Marine Gardens playground, train and splash pad, Raumati Beach

Raumati Marine Gardens

This is a great playground anytime of year, situated between the shops and beach in Raumati. The playground has lots of equipment for all ages including a sand play area, a long tunnel slide, a bucket swing, a flying fox, monkey bars, swings and 4 person seesaw. Away from the main area,…

Karehana Park, Plimmerton

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This playground was upgraded in 2015 and now boasts all new equipment including a bucket swing, regular swings, climbing ropes, slides of varying length for toddlers and older kids, things to balance on and an obstacle course. The equipment is in the centre of a scooter/bike path which allows kids…

Aotea Lagoon, Porirua

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Big playground with a separate, gated preschoolers’ area, a pond with ducks and a lagoon make up Aotea Lagoon. This is just off SH1 north of Porirua and is definitely the best playground in the area in terms of equipment, variety and space. The main feature of the general playground…

Riverstone Cafe, Otaki

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If you’re looking to break a journey on the SH1 around the Kapiti Coast, and the weather isn’t good enough for a playground, this cafe is a good option because it has a covered shed that serves as a playroom for the kids to run around in and be occupied. The…

Free Activities at Waikanae Beach, Kapiti Coast

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The beach at Waikanae is long, wide and sandy. Great for strolls, buckets and spades and even, if the tide is out, kids riding bikes! If it’s warm enough, the sea is great for boogie boarding but there aren’t any lifeguards so you’ll really need to supervise kids in the water…