Activity Category: Playground

Esplanade Miniature Train & Playground, Palmerston North

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The train ride here is a much longer than your average miniature train ride, covering 2.2km of track and taking approximately 20 minutes. The ride goes from one end of the Esplanade park to the other with 3 stops at the Cafe, the Playground and the Esplanade. Travellers can get off…

The Lake and Lakefront @ Lake Wanaka

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There’s lots to do along the waterfront in Wanaka! Hire a double Kayak or SUP so that kids can go with adults and get out on to the water. There’s more than one place to hire them from so check out which has the best deal on the day. Both Paddle…

Chocolate Fish Cafe, Miramar, Wellington

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This is a well known little gem of a cafe on the Miramar Peninsular to the East of Wellington. There is indoor seating but most people go when the sun is shining, to take seats outside and relax while their kids are playing. There’s a big concrete area with a wide…

Harcourt Park, Upper Hutt

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A great playground within a lovely park with a lot to do for the whole family. There’s an area for bigger kids that allows climbing, sliding, balancing and swinging skills to be tested. There’s also a good long and reasonably fast flying fox. Just across a grassy area there a…

Pukekura Park, New Plymouth

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With 52 hectares of land, there is a lot to do in Pukekura Park! There’s a playground with some interesting equipment; a waterwheel and channel for controlling the water, tunnels through a little hill, a couple of slides, the rope structure for climbing on (as pictured above), mini trampolines, flying fox…

Levin Adventure Park

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This is a great playgound for all ages with separate fenced toddlers section (which is under shade sails) but also areas that should challenge pre teens and an adult fitness section that teenagers might want to try. There are clean toilets, a coffee cart in the carpark and a room…

McDonald’s, Taupo

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This is the only fast food place currently on Kids on Board and it’s here because it’s a McDonalds with a difference! It’s the only McDonald’s restaurant in the world to be situated inside a decommissioned DC3 plane complete with an indoor playground! Makes for an interesting rainy day activity!…

Coyle Park, Point Chevalier, Auckland

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This park is probably best known for its playground but there’s also beach access and a huge area of grass suitable for picnics, running around and ball games. The playground is wheelchair accessible and it also has a special area for preschoolers with a low level platform for kids to…

Victoria Park, Auckland City

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This playground has a particularly good selection of equipment for school aged kids with some quite different pieces like the wobbly balance beam log. There’s lots of climbing opportunities, a high fireman’s pole and monkey bars. Preschoolers are only really catered for with things like climbing on a tuatara and eel sculpture,…

Myers Park, Auckland CBD

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If you’re in the CBD looking for a playground this is one option. It’s easily accessible from upper Queen St (see address). The playground has monkey bars, a basket swing, a swinging bridge, regular swings, sculptural pieces for walking over and balancing on. There are small slides and swings suitable…