Activity Category: Playground

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…

Queen Elizabeth Park, Masterton

Queen Elizabeth Playground, Masterton

A huge area with something for everyone. The playground is big with a wide variety of interesting equipment to suit a range of ages. But this park offers a lot more than just a playground; other free activities include seeing the deer which like to be fed acorns (if you’re visiting…