Activity Category: Playground

Maidstone Max playground, Upper Hutt

Maidstone Max Space Net

Right near the Upper Hutt City centre but also very close to SH2, this playground has something for kids of all ages, making it a great destination playground or stopping off point before or after a trip over the Rimutaka Hill Road! For older kids there’s one of the biggest…

Marlow Park (AKA Dinosaur Park), St Clair, Dunedin

Marlow Mini Rd

Set right besides the beach and locally referred to as the ‘Dino park’ this is a great destination playground to visit as a half or full day trip. For younger kids some of the playground equipment is themed around dinosaurs e.g. a Stegosaurus slide! There is also a more traditional…

Mosgiel Memorial Gardens, Dunedin

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The playground within Memorial Gardens, in the western suburb ofMosgiel has a separate fenced and gated area for preschoolers as well as a section for older kids. Equipment includes a large spacenet, a wooden fort with slides and sand play. There’s a network of paths which would be fine for…

Tui Glenn Playground, Henderson, Auckland

Tui Glenn playground

This playground is set within a reserve (which was once home to NZ’s first camping ground!) and a general theme of ‘tree tops’ is reflected in the high wooden structures and crows nests on the rope climbing structure. This playground seems particularly well suited to kids who like climbing and…

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,…

Playground and Skatepark, Featherston

Featherston playground

If you’re needing a break from a car journey in Featherston, the playground although small, is a good option especially with the skatepark just across the road from it too. The playground is on the small side but has a good range of equipment including swings (regular, a bucket and…

Silo Park, Wynard Quarter, Auckland City

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Silo Park is an area on Auckland’s waterfront that is a hub of family friendly events year round from markets, to food stalls, open air cinema and music sessions (the latter 2 in the summer only). When there aren’t any events, it’s still worth checking out the playground especially if…

Rocket Park Playground & French Cafe, Mount Albert, Auckland

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The Rocket Park playground is so called because of the huge rocket shaped tower that dominates the equipment! Inside the rocket, there are 4 levels for kids to climb up and down. In addition there are swings (including an accessible swing), a climbing course, seesaws and exercise machines suitable for…

Explore Devonport, Auckland

Ferry From Auckland

Only 15 minutes by ferry from downtown Auckland, Devonport makes a good family day trip. Plenty of cafes to choose from once you’re there, the waterfront to stroll along all the way to North Head if you want and the Navy Museum. You can follow the pathway from the ferry…

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…