Activity Category: Playground

Snakes and Ladders Park, Farm Cove, Auckland

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This is a giant board game with a difference – this playground is a giant game of snakes and ladders where the kids are the moving counters, there are ladders for moving up and slides to represent snakes. Also at this playground are swings, picnic tables, grassy areas with trees…

Avalon Playground, Lower Hutt

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Opening in late 2016 after a major upgrade (that has seen only 2 pieces of ‘old’ equipment remaining), Avalon Playground now boasts some of the most diverse and interesting equipment of any playground in the Wellington region. Equipment is spread out over quite a wide area making keeping track of several…

Churchill play area, Seatoun

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This playground, situated right near the beach in Seatoun, was upgraded in 2016 and now has a nautical theme. The biggest piece of equipment is a pirate ship with a wobbly bridge, slide, rope ladders and hiding holes. It’s surrounded by sand which kids can also play in. Other equipment…

Baywave Aquatic Centre, playground and skatepark, Mount Maunganui

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This is the largest swimming pool complex in the area and if you can’t get out to the beach for any reason, it makes a good alternative. There’s a lap pool, leisure pool with waves, toddlers’ pool with waterfall feature and a beach area. There’s also a hydroslide, although it…

Lake Town Green Fully Fenced Playground, Hauraki

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This is a fully fenced playground with lots for younger kids to do – both toddlers and crawlers. There’s a bucket swing, regular toddler swings, short slides and a sand pit. There’s also a xylophone, inground trampolines and a small cycle track. There’s a grassy area and plenty of seating.…

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…

Kowhai Park, Whanganui

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This is a playground that, young or old, can’t fail to put a smile on your face. Whether you’re looking to break a journey or staying in the area, it has been around and much loved by kids for decades. The playground reopened in early 2016 after being damaged by flooding…

Lakefront play area, Queenstown

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There’s a playground near the Bathhouse cafe right next to the water in the centre of Queenstown which will keep young kids happy with toddler swings, small slide and a seesaw. There’s some equipment for older kids too, like monkey bars and a tunnel slide but the real highlight for…

Roys Bay Recreational Reserve (Dinosaur Park), Wanaka

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This playground is right on the lake in Wanaka and is best known for its dinosaur slide but there’s lots of other equipment here too. There’s plenty for younger kids including a mini space net, seesaw, toddler swings, and small slide. For older kids there are a couple of structures…