Activity Category: Playground

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…

Western Park, Freemans Bay, Auckland

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This playground was upgraded towards the end of 2016 with new equipment going in. Slides still feature with 3 reasonably long tunnel slides stretching down the side of the hill. But in addition to slides, there are also swings, including a bucket swing, a seasaw, rope ladders for climbing up, and unground…

Ngunguru Playground, Tutukaka

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There aren’t many playgrounds in the Tutukaka area but there is a fully fenced one in Ngunguru with a good range of equipment and a shade sail over part of it. There’s a grassy area outside of the fenced playground area which is good for running around, ball games etc…

Riverstone Kitchen and playground, near Oamaru

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Riverstone is reasonably well known for Riverstone Kitchen which is a good family friendly restaurant to visit with a real focus on locally grown, seasonal ingredients. There’s a kids’ menu, highchairs, small play room and baby change facilities.   What you might not know though is that within this site, there are also…

Esplanade Playground and Skatepark, Kaikoura

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There’s a small playground, skatepark and, if you have your own equipment, a tennis court just opposite the skatepark. Between the 3, there’s something for everyone to let off steam outside, whether you’re staying locally or just passing through. The playground has toilets just next to it and a small grassy…

Soldiers Memorial Park, Greytown

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This is a great playground in its own right, with lots of equipment and within the bush setting of the local camping ground. But if there’s an adult in your party who wants to look at the Greytown shops, this playground is close by for another adult to take the bored…

Carrington Park, Carterton

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This park offers the best playground in the Wairarapa, south of Masterton. There’s a good range of playground equipment for different ages as well as a skatepark, a concrete basketball court and grass field with football posts for ball games, picnics and general running around. Around the outside of the field…

Margaret Mahy Family Playground, Christchurch

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This is the largest playground in the Southern Hemisphere so there has to be something for everyone! Some areas are still being developed (as of May 2016) but there’s lots of different equipment – sliding, swinging, balancing, climbing, jumping – your kids will only be limited by their imaginations. There’s…

The Waterworks, Coromandel

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This is a theme park of sorts but the attractions are generally made out of recycled materials powered by water. Kids and adults alike can enjoy seeing how each activity works while for instance, swinging or zooming down the flying fox. There’s also a water hole for swimming on hot days and…

Steampunk Playground, Oamaru

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This playground is like no other with art and sculpture being very central in the equipment, making it an awesome sight for kids and adults alike. A giant Penny Farthing that’s part of the frame for the swings; an elephant with a hut at the top. Other equipment includes a…